As one of the world’s most recognized women, being anonymous is essentially the biggest blow Kim Kardashian can make at this point.
So she arrived at the Met Gala on Monday night in an all-black Balenciaga haute couture gown that covered her body, including a face mask that completely obscured her famous features from photographers.
The custom set – which was designed by Demna Gvasalia, the fashion brand’s creative director who walked alongside Kardashian on the red carpet in an oversized black hoodie – featured stiletto heel boots and a long train. pleated.
Essentially all we saw of Kardashian was her 75 inch ponytail. It grazed the floor at the annual fashion event, which took place this year to celebrate the opening of the Costume Institute’s new exhibition “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”
The sartorial statement – the latest in a long line of BDSM-inspired sets that Kardashian has worn in recent weeks has sparked a lot of conversations online. Fans have likened her dress to a sleep paralysis demon, that alien queen meme and a particularly fashionable dementor.
Most of the time, however, everyone was curious about what Kardashian looked like without her face.
In the end, she was still completely glamorous. Her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, shared photos of a maskless Kardashian preparing for the event.
“Behind the mask,” he captioned a photo of Kardashian cradling her bare lip and smoky eye.
Kardashian changed her look – without covering her entire face – for the Met Gala after-party. She opted for a similar all-black bodysuit, but wore oversized cat-eye sunglasses instead of a mask, leaving her face almost fully visible.
Kardashian’s ex Kanye West did not attend the event, multiple media reported.
“Even though Kanye is not here tonight, his presence will be felt on the mat,” an anonymous source told People. “It was Kanye who introduced Kim to Demna and was instrumental in the newly formed relationship between her and Balenciaga.”
Still, the gala was a family affair for Kardashian, who was joined by her mother Kris Jenner and sister Kendall Jenner – both of whom wore much simpler ensembles.
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