Julia Fox had a link to the Kardashians years before her public fling with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband.
The 33-year-old multihyphenate — who attended the Room to Grow Gala this week — shared the little known detail during a talk promoting her new book Down The Drain with Richie Shazam on Thursday.
The connection to the reality stars — Kim and sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian — was via her fashion line Franziska Fox, according to Metro.
Shazam, who worked with Julia on the label, revealed the sisters ‘placed an order for our clothing line because they wore our pieces all the time. They helped our business stay alive because they placed an order and we were sold at the DASH store, when that was a thing.’
Fox and West, 46, created a media frenzy around their short-lived romance in January 2022, which the Uncut Gems star touched on in her memoir.
Shock! Julia Fox revealed she had a link to the Kardashians years before her public fling with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband
Fashionistas: Julia’s pre-Kanye connection to the reality stars — Kim and sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian — was via her fashion line Franziska Fox
Shazam added during the surprise revelation: ‘I remember when we were at the tail end, this is a little unknown tidbit, one of the last orders that was placed – because I hit them up – were the Kardashians.’
He noted, ‘We were in our early 20s, we didn’t really know what we were doing.
‘I just cold called them because they were wearing our clothes so much. It ended up working out and that’s the thing of being persistent. We were very persistent.’
‘And shameless,’ Julia emphasized before Richie recalled: ‘We had nothing to lose.’
‘We used to have all our samples in the trunk and just drive around the tristate area to stores, hustling the clothes to stores,’ Fox shared during the chat in front of a live audience.
It comes after Fox revealed that there ‘wasn’t any sex’ in her relationship with West during their fleeting courtship.
The star said that it ‘wasn’t about that’ when describing the relationship between the unlikely pair.
Kanye and Julia first stepped out together months after his split from ex-wife Kardashian, shocking fans with their relationship.
Brief romance: The short-lived couple matched in denim outfits in January 2022
Achievement: The multihyphenate has been busy promoting her memoir, which has made her a New York Times bestselling author
Last November, Julia claimed she got involved with the Chicago-bred music artist to ‘distract’ him from chasing after Kim.
She said she was ‘delusional’ for thinking she could help the rapper but ‘wanted to get him off Kim’s case.’
Taking to TikTok, the beauty answered a fan who asked her why she dated ‘a famously violent misogynist and anti-Semite.’
The mother-of-one noted that her relationship with West took place before his reputation-damaging remarks.
Julia replied: ‘OK, since — I was just going to write about it in my book and then have y’all buy it, but I’ll just tell you guys for free.
‘First of all, the man was being normal around me and not only that but the Kardashians, when I had a fashion line 10 years ago they actually bought our clothes and sold them in their stores and so I’ve always had a love for Kim especially and even Kourtney especially and like all of them pretty much.
‘But, no, like the big three: Khloé, Kim, Kourtney. Those are my girls. Anyway, so by the time me and him got together, it was like, he hadn’t been doing anything, you know, like “out there” yet.’
She later detailed, ‘I had this thought: I was like, “Oh my god, maybe I can get him off of Kim’s case. Maybe I can distract him, just get him to like me and I knew if anyone can do it, it’s me because when I set my mind to something, I do it.’
Out now: The former dominatrix released her debut literary effort on October 10
As it would turn out, however, Kim was also part of the reason Julia and Kanye’s fling came to an unceremonious halt. In her book, Fox detailed how she sent West a text saying she was ‘no longer having fun in the relationship’ to which he allegedly responded: ‘If you loved me, you would support me.’
Fox said the pair then spoke on the phone ‘one last time’ as she wrote: ‘He tells me he had a good conversation with his soon-to-be-ex-wife and discovered a lot of information about me.
“I didn’t know you were a drug addict,” he says, as if I duped him. “I told you! Maybe if you listened more. And not to mention, so were you!” At this point I’m yelling. He remains silent for once. [Then says,] “You said you wouldn’t embarrass me.”‘
Julia added: ‘I refuse to let him hear me crying, so I hang up and tell my publicist to inform the press that we are over.’