From Ed Hardy to Balenciaga: Kim Kardashian looks back at her cringey catwalk debut in 2006

Just before making her couture runway debut, Kim Kardashian reflected on her very first walk down the runway… for Christian Audigier’s Ed Hardy brand in 2007.

The 41-year-old Kim has long been a supporter of Balenciaga, though she walked the runway for the fashion brand on the Season 2 finale of Hulu’s The Kardashians, at Couture Fashion Week in Paris.

While preparing for the show and meeting with head Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia, Kim reflected on her Ed Hardy runway debut.

Reflecting: Just before making her couture runway debut, Kim Kardashian reflected on her very first walk down the runway… for Christian Audigier’s Ed Hardy brand in 2007

Debut: While preparing for the show and meeting with head Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia, Kim reflected on her Ed Hardy runway debut

Debut: While preparing for the show and meeting with head Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia, Kim reflected on her Ed Hardy runway debut

The episode cuts back to Paris where Kim goes back to meet Demna, adding in confession, ‘I don’t know why I’m nervous about this, but I am.’

‘It’s just a really big deal when a head designer of a house wants to start a relationship and you kind of have one shot,’ Kim says in confession, adding, ‘I’ll never disappoint anyone and that’s just who I am. I always want to be easy to work with and efficient and professional and get the job done.’

Demna checks out the outfit and adds, ‘I love how it looks. It looks nice. We don’t see the back, though.’

Nervous: The episode cuts back to Paris where Kim goes back to meet Demna, adding in confession, 'I don't know why I'm nervous about this, but I am'

Nervous: The episode cuts back to Paris where Kim goes back to meet Demna, adding in confession, ‘I don’t know why I’m nervous about this, but I am’

Kim turns around as we see her long blonde hair is covering the exposed back of the dress, as Kim immediately suggests they could put her hair up in a bun, as Chris comes over and makes it happen.

‘I think it’s nice to see the back,’ Demna adds, asking Kim if it’s really the first time she’s walking a fashion show runway.

‘Yeah. I mean, I walked… don’t laugh… I walked a show… do you know like Ed Hardy? 2006? So that was my debut in LA Fashion Week,’ Kim says as they show throwback snaps of her walking the runway 16 years ago.

First time: 'I think it's nice to see the back,' Demna adds, asking Kim if it's really the first time she's walking a fashion show runway

First time: ‘I think it’s nice to see the back,’ Demna adds, asking Kim if it’s really the first time she’s walking a fashion show runway

Throwback: 'Yeah.  I mean, I walked¿ don't laugh¿ I walked a show¿ do you know like Ed Hardy?  2006?  So that was my debut in LA Fashion Week,' Kim says as they show throwback snaps of her walking the runway 16 years ago

Throwback: ‘Yeah. I mean, I walked… don’t laugh… I walked a show… do you know like Ed Hardy? 2006? So that was my debut in LA Fashion Week,’ Kim says as they show throwback snaps of her walking the runway 16 years ago

‘So yeah, I’ve evolved,’ Kim jokes, as Demna adds, ‘With everything we’ve been doing together, it’s perfect, you know. I wouldn’t say it’s expected, because people don’t expect to see you walk the show. They expect to see you at the show. But that I love.’

Kim arrives at the Balenciaga show, adding in confession, ‘I still don’t know in front of all these cameras and people and live-stream… it’s really nerve-wracking, but it’s such a fun surprise, I think, for people to see that I’m walking in the show, that I’m excited.’

A producer asks Kim when she finished, as she says she finished at 2 AM and she had to get up at 7 AM and she set her alarm for 6:55 AM… but she woke up at 6:48 AM on her own, scared she was ‘missing anything.’

Evolved: 'So yeah, I've evolved,' Kim jokes, as Demna adds, 'With everything we've been doing together, it's perfect, you know.  I wouldn't say it's expected, because people don't expect to see you walk the show.  They expect to see you at the show.  But that I love'

Evolved: ‘So yeah, I’ve evolved,’ Kim jokes, as Demna adds, ‘With everything we’ve been doing together, it’s perfect, you know. I wouldn’t say it’s expected, because people don’t expect to see you walk the show. They expect to see you at the show. But that I love’

Kim arrives: Kim arrives at the Balenciaga show, adding in confession, 'I still don't know in front of all these cameras and people and live-stream¿ it's really nerve-wracking, but it's such a fun surprise, I think, for people to see that I'm walking in the show, that I'm excited

Kim arrives: Kim arrives at the Balenciaga show, adding in confession, ‘I still don’t know in front of all these cameras and people and live-stream… it’s really nerve-wracking, but it’s such a fun surprise, I think, for people to see that I’m walking in the show, that I’m excited

Kim is getting ready to walk the runway, following a number of models with black plastic shields over their faces, as Kim walks shield-less.

‘Kim is perfect. And to be able to sit here and watch North watch her mommy walk a runway, it’s just wonderful, and one for the memory books,’ Kris says in confession.

Kim walks back with a white rose, adding in confession, ‘I’m so happy it’s done. That was like a bucket list experience.’

Done: Kim walks back with a white rose, adding in confession, 'I'm so happy it's done.  That was like a bucket list experience'

Done: Kim walks back with a white rose, adding in confession, ‘I’m so happy it’s done. That was like a bucket list experience’

‘It feels like I’ve come a long way, you know. It’s so validating that people so high up in the fashion world gave me this opportunity. It was so so so cool,’ Kim says in confession.

She says backstage she couldn’t even look at North, while Kris says in confession that North was ‘beaming’ at her and they were ‘all so excited.

Kris says she wanted to cheer but Kim says she learned from Kendall, ‘that’s not what you do.’

Long way: 'It feels like I've come a long way, you know.  It's so validating that people so high up in the fashion world gave me this opportunity.  It was so so so cool,' Kim says in confession

Long way: ‘It feels like I’ve come a long way, you know. It’s so validating that people so high up in the fashion world gave me this opportunity. It was so so so cool,’ Kim says in confession

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