Kim Kardashian for CR Fashion Book, wearing grills. Image from dailymail.co.uk
Kylie Jenner wearing grills. Image from dailymail.co.uk
Beyonce wearing grills. Image from zimbio.com
Rihanna, Beyonce and Madonna have all worn them. In recent months, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus have blinged up their teeth with grills. However now the Kardashian / Jenner women have started adorning their teeth with grills (cue a cult trend emerging). First Kylie Jenner was spotted wearing them, showing off her golden grills on Instagram. Now older sister, Kim Kardashian has jumped on board, and has been photographed wearing some by none other than Karl Lagerfeld for the latest issue of CR Fashion Book. Kim is not usually one to make such a pointed fashion statement, however since the union with self proclaimed fashion designer Kanye West, she has been trying out all kinds of interesting fashions.
It is arguable that because all these famous women have worn grills, they are indeed a fashion trend. Well, you can get them made out of gold and what is more fabulous than that? They make any outfit look edgier and give you some sort of street cred, that mostly rap stars can appreciate. If fashion icons Rihanna and Beyonce are sporting them, then they have got to be in vogue? Indeed if the fashion queen that is Carine Roitfeld approved of Kim Kardashian wearing grills for her publication, then they must be stylish. Kim's photograph makes them look chic, due to whimsical lighting and lips parted in a seductive manner.
Katy Perry wearing grills. Image from handbag.com
However one could also argue that grills are chavy. They are becoming so common now that they have started to morph into a representation of chav-chic. These celebrities often show off their grills with a wide open mouth, that is not molded into a smile but a scowl as if to say 'I'm hard as nails, back off.' There is something very uncouth about this facial expression. You only have to look at the picture of Katy Perry to witness this expression in full force.
What do you think of grills? Are they fashionable or chavy?