Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stepped out holding hands for the second night in a row yesterday (24.04.12).

The reality TV star and the rapper walked the red carpet together at the Seventh Annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner hosted by Chanel at the Odeon Restaurant in New York City, just one night after attending the opening ceremony of Scott Disick's new restaurant RYU.

Although they didn't comment on their relationship, Kim - who split from husband Kris Humphries last year after 72 days of marriage - spoke of her joy at attending the Chanel event.

Wearing an outfit by Karl Lagerfeld, she told The Hollywood Reporter: ''Karl's one of my favourite designers. Chanel's one of my favorite designers. I'm wearing Chanel tonight. I think her (Coco Chanel), as a woman, she was such a smart businesswoman with her fragrances and everything. She's really inspirational as a person. And I love the brand, I think it's really sophisticated and chic.''

Kanye, 34, has won the approval of 31-year-old Kim's family with her mother Kris Jenner said to be ''thrilled'' about their romance.

A source said: ''Kris is thrilled about Kim's new romance with Kanye. She loves that they're together and thinks Kanye is a huge step up for Kim after her marriage to Kris Humphries.

''Dating Kanye puts Kim in a whole new stratosphere. Kris was just a basketball player making a few million dollars a year, but Kanye is a world-wide multi-millionaire superstar.

''His money and fame are all going to benefit Kim now and she's going to have all the perks of being his girlfriend, and her mom thinks this is going to be great for her own career.''