Kim Kardashian just sent a very clear, powerful and emphatic message to Kylie Jenner:
Calm down, little half-sister, she basically just said. I'm still alive, kicking and, oh yeah, raking it in!
For the past few years, the narrative around the Internet has largely been that Kylie is now the most influential member of quite famous family.
Or, at the very least, the wealthiest member of this family, considering she's officially reached full-on billionaire status.
Heck, Kylie is even posing nude in an upcoming episode of Playboy, something sibling Kim did in 2007 and something that many are interpreteing as yet another way for Jenner to show up Kardashian.
On Tuesday, however, Kim launched her brand new Skims Solutionwear ... and it sold $2 million worth of product in mere minutes, sources have confirmed to TMZ.
Practically every piece and/or shred of inventory sold out in lightning speed, the source adds, marking unprecedented success for shapewear and undergarment brands.
For those in need of context:
Spanx -- which is a comparable type of clothing to what Kim is offering here -- made $4 million in profits in its first year of business.
Meanwhile, SKIMS mgarneredde half that amount ... in only a couple hundred seconds.
Indeed, it appears as if lots of people out there still consider Kim Kardashian a fashion icon.
"Wow!" wrote Kim in respone to this major news, adding on Instagram:
"Thank you to everyone who supported our @skims launch day yesterday, it was beyond what I could have imagined and I’m so incredibly thankful!"
Kim went through quite a lot to get this shapewear line up and running.
Most notably, she originally planned to name it "Kimono," but came under fire for doing so because that's already a word and already a well-known article of clothing in Japanese culture.
"I understand and have deep respect for the significance of the kimono in Japanese culture," Kim told The New York Times in response to this controversy over the summer, adding at the time:
"My solutionwear brand is built with inclusivity and diversity at its core."
Eventually, Kim changed the name to SKIMS.
After selling out pretty much all her inventory in a matter of hours, Kim sent a message to followers on social media.
"For anyone that didn’t have a chance to shop yesterday, we still have some of the shapewear still in stock in colors Onyx, Umber and Oxide and many of my must have underwear and bra essentials that are perfect everyday basics," she wrote, concluding:
If the @skims item you wanted is sold out, pls follow our Instagram page and visit our website to sign up for restock alerts!
Our teams are working overtime to get everything restocked ASAP and my goal is to get our business to a point where we can make my shapewear and essential underwear items available and accessible always.
I cannot wait to see everyone in your @skims.
Pls be sure to tag me when you receive your order and let me know what you think!!!
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