Khloe Kardashian Is Going to Mentor Aspiring Designers

The reality star-turned-denim designer will advise and help choose the winners of the upcoming VFiles Runway competition.
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Emma Grede and Khloe Kardashian. Photo: VFiles

Emma Grede and Khloe Kardashian. Photo: VFiles

Say what you will about the Kardashian-Jenners, but there's no denying that just about every member of this family/reality show cast has a successful business venture under her belt within fashion or beauty.

And for the first time, it sounds like one of them will take what she's learned and pass it on to the next generation — even if she hasn't yet been in business for a full year. We're of course talking about Khloe, the People's Kardashian and Good American co-founder. Alongside the brand's other founder Emma Grede, Kardashian will serve as a mentor for the ninth edition of the VFiles Runway, a New York Fashion Week showcase for young designers found through VFiles' online community. As a mentor, Kardashian will "help choose and advise winners throughout their Runway journey," per a press release.

As a refresher, designers stylists, photographers, models, makeup artists and hair stylists apply online to participate in the biannual show; they're narrowed down to a shortlist and then a select few — chosen by the mentors and VFiles team — are flown out to participate on Sept. 6.

It's not the first time Kardashian has acted as a mentor or guru of sorts. Earlier this year, she produced and starred in her own E! show "Revenge Body," in which she helped regular people achieve physical transformations similar to her own. The show was renewed for a second season.

Kardashian may have no formal design training and her line Good American may have only launched nine months ago, but it did make $1 million in one day, so if she can guide aspiring fashion professionals (who aren't celebrities) towards similar success, then she's just as good a mentor as anyone, right?

In addition to Kardashian and Grede, this season's mentors will include Dapper Dan (as previously announced) and Art + Commerce co-founder Jimmy Moffat.

For more info on the VFiles Runway and how to apply, head here.

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