FILE - In this Wednesday, March 12, 2014, file photo, Kim Kardashian attends The Kardashian Family Celebrates the Grand Opening of DASH Miami Beach, in Miami Beach, Fla. Kim Kardashian has waded into the unlikely waters of Syria's civil war, calling on her supporters to save the ancient Armenian village of Kassab, whose residents fled as rebels seized control of the hamlet in late March, seemingly comparing their flight to the Armenian genocide of the early twentieth century. Her tweet prompted an onslaught of gory images of beheaded men, slain bodies and smashed churches that social media followers incorrectly attributed to the Kassab battle. In doing so, the world's most famous woman of Armenian descent, underscored how Syria's war, more than any other in history, has been waged on the internet. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File) Studs and bling: Kim Kardashian attends the grand opening of Dash Miami Beach. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)

There’s something supremely meta about using Molière as a commentary on modern celebrity vapidity when the people it’s targeting have probably never even heard of the guy.

A company in Toronto, Théâtre Français de Toronto, took its wardrobe inspiration for its latest production of Molière’s “Les Précieuses Ridicules,” or “The Foolish Young Ladies,” from the women in United States who are famous for well, being famous: the Kardashian sisters. The play’s title is also sometimes translated as “The Affected Young Ladies,” or “The Pretentious Young Ladies.”

It’s a satire about class that offers a critique of its newly-wealthy characters who throw their money around chasing art, fashion, and flashy men. Sound familiar?

“We’re bumping it from one era to another,” the art director, Guy Mignault, told the Toronto Star. “We start out with a modern feel, but then we add stuff from the past and, by the time we get through, you’ve got a whole mixed grill of époques.”

He continued, and said the costume of one of the women was “a bit like the Kardashian sisters. Full of studs and bling. It’s a bit much, but delicious.”

Kim Kardashian’s status as a fashion victim reached its peak when she sported a high-necked, floral print custom-designed Ricardo Tisci frock to the 2013 Met Gala while she was pregnant with North West, her daughter with Kanye West. You know, the one that came with matching upholstery-print gloves and spawned that Kim-as-couch meme?

 

 

 

h/t Toronto Star