Just 11 days after their West Coast wedding, Kim Kardashian and hubby Kris Humphries are feted with a lavish Welcome to New York event thrown by celebrity event designer Colin Cowie and publisher Jason Binn held Wednesday at Capitale.
Like all things Kardashian, it’s over-the-top — complete with lingerie-clad aerialists, torch dancers, and, of course, cameras capturing their every move.
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When Kris makes his entrance at 9:05 p.m., he completely avoids uttering a word to anyone but their presidential-style security team before heading into the black-and-white themed bash that includes feather decor.
Moments later, Kim and sister Kourtney follow. Kourtney’s makeup is touched up off-camera as a dozen camera crew attend to the reality portion of the evening.
Despite their fame, how does it feel that reality stars are not able to get a star on the Walk of Fame?
“I respect it,” Kim says. “It’s an honor to have a star on the Walk of Fame and become a movie star. It doesn’t really affect me either way. I respect it.”
And how does she feel about her brother Rob appearing on Dancing With The Stars?
“I hope he just does better than me.”
When asked if she understands basketball considering she’s married to a basketball player, she says, “I’m understanding.”
Best part of New York?
“It’s fun and exciting.”
Best part of married life so far?
“It’s always fun.”
As strains of the Alicia Keys and Jay-Z track Empire State of Mind play, Kim and Kourtney head through black-and-white ribbons to the VIP section to be joined by friends and family like Kris, Scott Disick, Lala Anthony and Jonathan Cheban. (Lance Bass, Real Housewives stars Ramona Singer, Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen, Sonja Morgan and Dina Manzo; and stylist Phillip Bloch also attend.)
“Let’s party!” Kim says.
Guests enjoy chocolate covered bananas, chocolate covered strawberries, lemon meringue and raspberry bon bons as a torch procession takes place, a La Perla lingerie-clad aerialist performs and a dance troupe breaks out to the sounds of Rihanna’s S&M and Katy Perry’s Firework.
Kim looks on in awe, and Kris leans in to give her a peck on the lips for the cameras. She’s half his size! (Well, mid-arm length.)
Cake time! As Kim and Kris are surprised with a sweet treat complete with sparklers for candles, mini carrot cakes go around.
And voila! The lingerie-clad aerialist is back, this time getting sexier than ever with the bed sheet.
The fun continues until the cameras capture the crew exiting the balcony. Scott jumps on the mic to joke that he doesn’t want to marry Kourtney because he doesn’t want Kris to be his brother-in-law, while Kourtney screams “shake your tits.”
Fittingly, the Black Eyed Peas rendition of I’ve Had The Time of My Life plays as they head out at 11:05 p.m.
Welcome to New York, Kim and Kris!
Here’s my pic with Kim and my pic with Kourtney and Khloe: