No way, haters: against all odds, Kim Kardashian got her veto removed from her invitation to this year’s Met Gala, and will be one of the main stars to walk the Met Gala carpet in a few weeks.
Kim Kardashian Will Make an Appearance at the Met Gala
Although the event’s organizer and editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour, is not liked by many, most applauded her a few months ago for her apparent decision to not include Kim Kardashian and her family on the guest list for the Met Gala, considered the Oscars of the fashion world.
But it seems that the socialite and businesswoman was actually added to the list, according to what a close source told Page Six. It is known that Anna had cracked down on the list of attendees to the event due to some management problems they had had in the past and that certain actions of Kim had apparently not passed the filters at first.
It would have been a shame for many not to see her parading on the carpet that is specially placed at the entrance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where the ceremony takes place since the celebrity has been one of the main jewels of previous editions. In addition, it is important to note that Kim will not be alone at the event, as apparently another member of her family was also included in the guest list: Kendall Jenner, who will go, in turn, hand in hand with her new boyfriend, singer Bad Bunny.
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Kim Kardashian’s History with the Met Gala and Marilyn Monroe’s Dress
The main reason why the world expected Anna Wintour to turn her back on Kim Kardashian at this year’s edition of her fashion and fundraising event had to do with the choice of outfit that the reality TV star wore last year. And that’s because it was an iconic Jean Louis dress that once belonged to actress Marilyn Monroe and that she wore in 1962 to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to then-U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
For many fashionistas and Marilyn fans, the fact that Kim wore the garment was considered a scandal and a sacrilege, since many think that she should have kept it in a safe place and on display since it was a unique and historic dress. Among the main detractors of Kim was fashion designer Bob Mackie, who worked for Jean Louis several years ago and made the sketch of that garment; the creative said he felt that the influencer should not have been allowed to occupy the garment, which, according to later images, ended up with several damaged seams.
Kim got the dress on loan from a representative of the Ripley’s Museum in the United States, who regretted the situation and said he was embarrassed by everything that happened. “Every time we felt that the dress was in danger of tearing or we looked uncomfortable about something, we always could say that we were not going to go through with it,” reads the statement she released some time later.
.@KimKardashian never disappoints on the red carpet, especially with it comes to the @Metmuseum's annual Met Gala. In anticipation of this year's red carpet fast approaching, we took a look back at all of Kim Kardashians Met Gala looks:https://t.co/qcYQMYItkU pic.twitter.com/vbKKkdNqxS
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But Kim was so determined to wear the garment that she lost almost 17 pounds in three weeks to fit into it; Ripley’s team had no choice but to allow her to wear it in the carpet photographs and then change it for a replica closer to her size.
Years before this fashion “scandal,” Kim had been a great reference at the Met Gala for her risky, progressive, and quite personal style since her first appearance at the event in 2013, as a guest with her then-husband, singer Kanye West, while she was expecting her first daughter, North. She’s had very iconic and applauded moments in the history of this event, such as her 2019 “wet” look in collaboration with designer Thierry Mugler, for which she wore a very tight corset made by seamstress Mr. Pearl, who taught her breathing techniques so she could fit into the outfit.
Kim Kardashian pictured in a Mugler “wet dress” for the 2019 Met Gala. pic.twitter.com/PdWauSaysg
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In 2021 she went viral for wearing a head-to-toe black Balenciaga garment that was loved and hated in equal measure. While some applauded her unusual idea, others even compared her to a Dementor from the Harry Potter saga. It remains to be seen which designer Kim will team up with this year to impress the world with her version of the theme, which this time is inspired by the iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in 2019.
Story written in Spanish by Alejandro Vizzuet in Cultura Colectiva