Kim Kardashian West has slammed so-called fast fashion brands who “rip-off” the designs she wears often hours after she is pictured wearing them.

The reality TV star is known for donning outfits from some of the world’s top fashion designers, as well as from her husband Kanye West.

On Sunday she was pictured wearing a vintage Thierry Mugler cut-out gown.

Less than 24 hours later, a similar design was on sale on a clothing website.

Mother-of-three Kardashian West, 38, said it was “devastating” to see the original designs copied.

Kardashian West said her relationships with designers are “very important to me” and dismissed internet rumors she worked with online fashion outlets to “leak” the clothes to them.

She said: “I often plan for weeks, sometimes months, and even a year in advance, and I’m grateful for every fashion moment those designers and their dresses have helped me create.

“So, as always, don’t believe everything you read and see online. I don’t have any relationships with these sites. I’m not leaking my looks to anyone, and I don’t support what these companies are doing.”

One of the retailers in question, Fashion Nova, describes itself as an “ultra-fast fashion brand”.

In a statement, it said: “We respect the fashion community and work with a variety of vendors, designers, influencers and celebrities to keep our style offering fresh and relevant.

“Kim Kardashian West is one of the top fashion icons in the world that our customers draw inspiration from.

“However, we have not worked with Kim Kardashian West directly on any of her projects but have been driven by her influential style.”

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