Met Gala: Kim Kardashian in Givenchy

Posted on May 08, 2013

Fine. We do our best not to shine the spotlight on her unless it warrants it, but let’s just get it over with.


Kim Kardashian attends the 2013 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in custom Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

If you really want to spin out a soap opera here, consider this: Anna Wintour, who pretty much has ultimate control over this event, down to choosing outfits for attendees, has famously refused to invite reality stars and other types of non-celebrity celebrities to the Met Gala and this is the first year Kim’s actually made it through the door. The conventional wisdom is that Kanye insisted on getting her invited, which we suppose isn’t entirely an unreasonable request considering they’ve spawned a future attention whore together. Our thinking is Anna let her come, but insisted she wear this dress, knowing she’d get raked over the coals for it by countless millions of bitches on the internet.

Tell us we’re wrong here.

Look, there’s been a lot of virtual ink and tears spilled over criticism regarding her maternity wear choices, but we have to be honest here. There’s no way for us to argue that this looks anything but awful on her. We’re one hundred percent behind the idea of pregnant women showing off their pregnancy and indulging in high fashion, but we firmly believe that certain looks should be considered off the table by any of her gays, stylists, or other dressing room co-pilots. People need to be steering her away from mermaid skirts and pencil skirts, as well as skin-tight over-busy gowns like this, which make her look like she can’t breath and have us assuming that little Kanye Kardashian Jr. is banging on the walls from the inside and screaming about how he wants a bigger room.

Don’t even get us started on the one who couldn’t bother wearing an undershirt, tie, belt or properly hemmed pair of pants.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Hell Yes, I Would!

    How did I not notice the gloves until now? Oh boy. It IS possible that it could get worse upon 2nd and 3rd viewing.

    • Maybe Anna Wintour made her wear the gloves to make sure Kim’s cooties to not spread to the real celebrities.

      • Rand Ortega

        I love you.

      • MsOlympia

        *Kim’s kooties

        • Oh of course. Now available in the Kardashian Kollection.

          • Kootie Kovers, by the Kardashian Kollection

        • NC_Meg

          This literally made me snort. Thank you.

    • hunt3002

      There’s also the matchy matchy shoes that you can’t see here.

      It’s an explosion of I don’t get it.

      • Melanie

        It’s designed by the same person who did Beyonce’s get-up – which also had matching boots and gloves. Is it wrong that, of the two, I prefer this one? At least it looks like it fits her better than Bey’s did.

        • Little_Olive

          Yes, I wanted to ask: does anyone know why there was so much Givenchy here?

          I mean, plenty for a regular event, A LOT for a punk-themed event.

      • megalomania79

        Oh, those shoes. I didn’t realize she had gloves on, too. She’s a beautiful woman. I mean, I don’t like her as a whatever she is, but she is beautiful and it’s unfortunate that she looks like wallpaper.

    • Carly Warnock

      The gloves are incredibly disturbing and cannot be unseen.

      • LJCdoc

        They make it look like she’s handless. I’m rivited, and I usually do anything I can to avoid the K’s, much less be rivited by them.

  • She looks like a walking couch.
    From 1988.

    The gloves make it super weird. The pattern is ridiculous. The style/cut is atrocious. I cannot figure out why she/designers can’t dress her pregnant frame. It’s not like she’s the first “famous” person to be pregnant and wear high fashion. For the longest time she didn’t even look pregnant, she just looked fat.

    • Couch- yes! My grandmother’s couch from 1987.

      Shit… Kanye looks pissed.

      • Synnamin

        doesn’t he always look pissed?

        • yes, he does. Whenever I see him, I hear that R. Kelley spoof song “In the Closet” from South Park… Tom Cruise is stuck in the closet… then I pull out my gun!” I know, wrong guy. But right sentiment and expression.

          • quiltrx

            Please tell me you’ve seen the “Fish Sticks” episode of SP…which really does feature Kanye and does an awesome, hysterical job of ripping his ‘persona’ to shreds.

          • i’m among the people who do not reaaly like fishdicks, having eaten too often as a child.

        • Hetha Innis

          I can’t even look at his smug face. He makes me sick.

        • Little_Olive

          Man, he even “soundS” pissed when we blogs, tweets, whatev. Because I refuse to thing someone thinks CAPITALS ALL THE TIME ARE NOT ANNOYING TO READ.

      • MK03

        He always looks pissed, but he’s been looking especially miserable since he hooked up with her.

        • formerlyAnon

          And that makes me feel that SOMEthing is right with the world. Except that I am sure he is the kind of man who makes everyone around him miserable if he is. (ETA: I know that sounds harsh. At one time I respected his abilities greatly, but of late years his apparently huge ego leads me to judge him harshly.)

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Re: walking couch… Robin Williams tweeted a picture of him as Mrs. Doubtfire (the scene when she’s walking across the street to get on the bus with “Dude Looks Like a Lady” playing in the background), and wrote something like “I wore it better!”

      • lilibetp

        And he did.

      • Little_Olive

        Really he did? I have a new found respect for Robin.

      • lilyvonschtupp

        Oh Robin, you still find ways to amuse me!

    • Deb_Lynn

      I’m surprised Anna Wintour didn’t make a custom photoshoot backdrop for only her to use of peach, dusty rose and powder blue.

    • MoHub

      Couch? Yes. 1988? No. We had these slipcovers on the sofa in the mid-1950s. My grandmother actually made them.

      • MarTeaNi

        I think we can all agree whatever decade it comes from, it’s always owned by a grandmother.

    • 3boysful

      I just saw this and was fixing to type “She IS the couch,” but you beat me to it.

  • Violina23

    I’m 8 months pregnant and it hurts just looking at this. Although, maybe being so tight, it’s oddly supportive… hmmmm…

    *goes back to hide in crazy-pregnant-lady-land*

  • Diego!

    She looks like my grandma’s curtains! My eyes!!! O_O #OUT

    • Your grandma’s got hideous curtains! LOL!

      • Diego!

        They were burnt with the house and grandma inside. Such a loss… for the family! Not the curtains! 😛

        • Lol. Thank god Kim could serve homage to your grandmother! We should applaud!

          • Diego!

            We shall… but since I can’t stand either her nor Kanye, we shan’t 😛

  • NC_Meg

    No. 800% no. Someone pointed out how miserable Kanye looks and wow, he really does.

    • formerlyAnon

      I am SO filled with No Sympathy for him.

      • SRQkitten

        Serves him right for reproducing with a kardashian. Like he didn’t have a klue what he was getting into? Really?

    • sojourneryouth

      I wonder if that’s why he didn’t even try with his outfit. As a “designer” who seems to think he knows about fashion, I would think he’d be showing out.

    • Kanye looks a damn fool. No tie with that? Shame on him.

  • lilibetp

    You’re not wrong. What’s really ludicrous that that it’s all held together by grommets and any of the parts could have been removed to make it infinitely better (although still not good).

    Audrey Hepburn must be making like Lucinda Ruh in her grave, thinking that this is what Givenchy has come to.

    • Lucinda Ruh… snort.

    • twocee

      I didn’t even notice the grommets, my eyes could not get beyond the fact that the way she’s standing with those gloves makes her look like she’s wearing the world’s ugliest straight-jacket.

  • BY FAR the worst of the Met Gala. Yeah, let’s take a pregnant woman and put her in the most unflattering print we can find. Still can’t believe this is custom Givenchy. I feel like Riccardo is punishing her for taking his man.

    • That print and the dress would be eye-searingly ugly whether or not she was pregnant.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      Have you seen what the Olsen twins were wearing? They gave Kim a run for her money on being the bottom of the pack.

      • I gave up on the two of them a long time ago.

        • MK03

          How do two of the world’s wealthiest, most well-connected young women always manage to look like they spent the night dumpster-diving??

      • They really just don’t give a shit. I mean, when you have that much money you really don’t have to. Kim on the other hand has a long history of trying and failing.

    • It feels slightly mean. I know she is a reality star and all but if feels a little like all the cool people are pretending to be nice to her only to make her look like a fool. Like Givenchy told her how flattering it was but seriously this is just sad.

      • formerlyAnon

        It feels VERY mean. I don’t see how anyone could see this and think it was a good idea. The most charitable thing I can think is that dozens of people (at Givenchy and among Kim’s “people”) all succumbed to “Emperor’s New Clothes” syndrome and didn’t dare speak up.

        • I agree 100% on the emperors new clothes.

          • Little_Olive

            There’s empires built on them.

        • Christine

          I’m with you. Honestly, even though she’s a Kardashian, she is pregnant with a child who did not get to choose his parents. At this stage in her pregnancy, she can’t be very comfortable in that getup. Why didn’t someone have the decency to hand her a nice long dress and let her be? Just for the night.

      • Maybe she was being set up to fail. But then the question is, do you go, wearing the FUGLY dress, and act like it’s the best things you’ve ever worn, or do you sit this one out and not go to an event where you know you’re not really welcome?

        • formerlyAnon

          Honestly? You do what you can with the gown or wear something else and you go whether you want to or not, would be my take. ESPECIALLY if you suspect the gown was a set up. Because she wanted to go in the first place, he was gonna go even if she didn’t, and nobody with an ounce of b*tch in ’em would give the a**holes the satisfaction of thinking they’d kept you at home. The mere IDEA that even 3 people there would be snickering internally as they told Kanye “Oh, it’s such a shame she’s not feeling well. But I’m glad there’s nothing seriously wrong, she’s so far along now” would propel me there on jet skis.

          But then, I can be shallow and pissy and I’m mostly Irish and Polish, so stubborn comes easy.

          • I did forget option three, which is to go, and to just say “f*ck you” to all the haters.

      • I mean, she’s clearly only running in these circles because of Kanye.

        • Little_Olive

          I dunno, remember she was invited to the Oscars already. I know the Oscars may seem like a crop festival to Anna Wintour, but our little Kimmy is officially not than far down the celebrity hierarchy (which, in itself, goes to show you just how hypocritical all this is).

          • formerlyAnon

            “the Oscars may seem like a crop festival”

            I’ll remember this one!

      • louised

        Mean? No. The girl has no shame. Her fame basically *started* with a sex tape. Even if this get-up was Wintour-mandated, I’m sure she had no problem with it because she knew she would be one of the most talked-about and photographed attendees.

        • I guess I just feel like she wants so bad to live in that circle and it is true that its only Kanye that she is there. Maybe it’s pregnancy hormones and she just couldn’t see it but that dress is just so so so wrong and really does seem like a mean joke. I am neutral when it comes to Kim but like I said I do like her sister Khloe.

      • GTrain

        It is mean but no sympathy here. Kim knew she wasn’t welcome there, and probably that she looked a hot mess, and she still didn’t care. She’ll do anything as long as it involves publicity of any kind.

  • shirab

    Are those photos of roses, somehow, on that dress? And what’s with the camouflaged hands? And the grommets, some with shoelaces and some without? This is all so confusing.

    Also, check out the fifth photo down, where Kim’s head looks like it is sprouting coil-spring pigtails thanks to the outfit of another guest.

    • Sarah

      But the grommets and laces and gloves make it a PUNK ROCK hot mess, so you see, it’s all good.

      I like the fifth photo down. Turns out, anything to pull attention to her head (which is still purty) is better than looking anywhere in the vicinity of the, um, gown, I guess you call it.

      • demidaemon

        I will say, when it is shot straight on, it is somewhat tolerable. But all these profile shots–and I have to believe someone was goading her into them due to the ratio of profile to straight on (clearly a Wintour busybody)–just highlight what a terrible choice it was for someone of her stature, carrying a child. As I said in another comment, it is just unfortunate.

        • Sarah

          It is unfortunate for innocent 80’s couches and granny-robes everywhere that they have to be remembered when gazing at Kim K’s girth.

    • C. C. Winslow

      Why would someone such such a short neck wear a turtleneck?

      • Little_Olive

        THANK YOU

  • PastryGoddess

    Not that she’s capable of feeling shame. But I’m embarrassed FOR her. I mean she has to know she looks like my grammas couch

    • C. C. Winslow

      There must be a disconnect between her vision and a mirror. Seriously. She doesn’t see it. Most of the time she dresses horribly, tastelessly.

      I read that she had this dress altered at the last minute to add sleeves (and those hideous glove things) because someone told her her arms were fat. ?? (I tried to post this previously – hope it’s not a repeat.)

      • Melanie

        I just tried to post this a little bit above and it didn’t seem to go through. I heard the same thing.

      • RebeccaKW

        I read that on the Fug Girls, but I have not bothered to look it up. I’ve said it before-she has no sense of style or what she looks good in. Her only ‘style’ is tight and lowcut. When you take away the va-va-voom sex doll look she favors, she has nothing. She has no idea what looks good on her and what doesn’t. Something else I heard but haven’t bothered to look up is that she is concerned the world thinks she’s fat rather than pregnant. So I think she’s trying to stick to with super tight things to show “look, this is a pregnant belly, not an ice cream and Snickers belly,” but also hates the way her body is changing so she doesn’t want to really show off the rest of it.

    • Little_Olive

      Well I always wonder, especially with her, whether she is aware that she looks terrible but it’s all part of some (evil) fashion plan. My mind is too innocent to figure put what such plan may be, but I seriously cannot believe she thinks this is remotely a decent outfit.

  • And the seams are terribly miss-matched.

  • This is just horrid. A Givenchy? I could do something similar with my courtains.
    Kanye looks so uncomfortable!!

  • Sara

    This makes my soul sore.

  • Really. She might as well have worn a burka.

    • lilibetp

      Except a burka would have been more flattering…

  • MsC

    Kanye looks like the reality that he is tied to the Kartrashians forever has sunk in.

    • Synnamin

      couldn’t have happened to a nicer jackass

      • formerlyAnon


  • Anathema_Device

    The various “who wore it better photos” of her next to Mrs. Doubtfire or a couch are pretty funny. I would never snark on a woman for being big or pregnant; this is just an awful dress no matter the wearer’s size. Why the sleeves? Why THE MATCHING GLOVES THAT ARE FREAKING ME THE F–K OUT? Oh, what I wouldn’t give for the power of unseeing.

    • It’s not snarking at her for being big or pregnant though, it’s snarking for being desperate enough to wear the joke dress. This is one of those frat jokes for who can bring the date in the worst dress.

      • Anathema_Device

        Thanks. I sometimes struggle with the need for a good chuckle at the expense of the rich & famous and with the desire to not engage in women-on-women shaming. Fine line sometimes. But, our beloved T Lo keeps it all about fashion choices, which is why this is a fantastic site.

        • MK03

          A terrible person is a terrible person, regardless of their gender or bank account.

    • The difference is that Mrs Doubtfire was rocking that print!

    • Yes. It’s just FUGLY, period.

  • mightbewrong

    She looks like she’s just been upholstered.

  • Introspective

    Kanye looks like he’s being led to the slaughterhouse. Kim looks like she’s just gotten back from the crazy house.

    together they are a shitty mess. a mess made in reality tv hell. good luck with that guys.

    ETA cant wait for that baby’s tell all book in 25 yrs. its gonna be a doozy…

    • Rand Ortega

      Considering the Kardashian penchant for pimping their children at an early age (i.e., the Jenner girls as soon as they hit puberty), my guess would be in 15 years.

  • Ick. they both skeeve me out.

  • Oh. No. You really did not have to get this over with. I am pretty sure we could have done without this post. 😛

  • GorgeousThings

    Some women look glorious when they are pregnant. She is not one of them.

    And Anna, you horrific bitch, I will be forever in your debt for making KK look like an overstuffed couch

    • Anathema_Device

      Did you see the Robin Williams tweet? The picture is priceless:

      • GorgeousThings

        Bwahahahahahahahaha! Snort!

      • Sobaika

        DEAD. Set fire to the rain, stick a fork in me, I am done!

      • alyce1213

        Thanks. I needed that!

      • Rand Ortega

        SAYS. IT. ALL.

    • Synnamin

      Oh, I dunno. Dress aside (for which there is no excuse), she looks pretty great, IMO. The few extra pounds suit her.

      Yes, she’s an attention-grabbing woman who is famous for no particular reason, but she is quite beautiful.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    He’s not exactly looking thrilled to be there, or be there with her. I’d be sorry for her…. if she wasn’t her.

    • lilibetp

      Yeah, well, he pursued her for years. I guess he should have been more careful what he wished for…

  • surfergirl70

    Kim. Here’s what you need to wear when you go out looking fancy: scoop or square neck, for sexy pregnant-lady cleavage; 3/4 sleeves; empire waist, and enough skirt to make it hang/drape nicely from your belly, not follow the curve underneath. No leg slits. No matching gloves. No busy patterns.

    It’s really not that hard.

    • The leg slit is for easy access in case she goes into labor. No other reason why a slit needs to go all the way up to “there.”

  • Let’s take a moment to reflect upon the fact that she chose to leave her house to go to a high-profile event looking like this. She could have stayed home and played Yahtzee with her minions wearing pajamas in the same pattern, but instead she said “I’d rather be at this event, getting photographed, wearing this dress.” I feel no pity for any criticism she’s received/ing/going to continue to receive.

    • formerlyAnon

      She’s a professional celebrity from a family [reputedly] famously excluded from this, one of the most prestigious NY fashion world events of the year. She got the invite this year and I’m sure she would have gone even if she was in labor.

      • Little_Olive

        God, now I can’t unsee the image of her in this getup with a baby head hanging upside down from her cooch.

  • tinyredlocks

    “Tell us we’re wrong here”
    You’re not.

  • What makes me want to scream bloody murder is the Effing Matching Gloves ferfucksakes! It makes he look like someone dipped her in some sort of liquid wallpaper.

    • Anathema_Device

      Like an evil interior decorator superhero nemesis. He did a number on Beyonce’s hands, too!

      • Well, both women were dressed by Givenchy.

        • MoHub

          I’d venture to guess Hubert is doing 9,000 RPMs in his grave.

          • lilibetp

            He’s still alive, actually.

          • MoHub

            Really? I thought he was long gone. (But you’re right; I just checked; he’s 86.)

            In that case, he should be ashamed of letting that kind of crap go out with his name on it.

          • Rand Ortega

            Since he’s still alive that would definitely be something to see.

      • He’s called The Dipper, and his super power is that he can cause any atrocious pattern to appear on the body of anyone he wishes. Making them look dipped in fugly.

        • Rand Ortega

          It was at this very event our supervillain was bit by a venomous, radioactive ream of wallpaper & tossed out on his hideously infected wallpapered ear. It was then he vowed to bestow his affliction upon everyone he believes has wronged him throughout the fashion season!

          • Oooooooh, this is getting good!

          • demidaemon

            And, for one night only, Anna Wintour commissioned him to blight those who she deemed “unworthy” but was forced to invite anyways, thus allowing him to return to his birthplace.

        • Little_Olive

          A day after, I can’t stop laughing at this.

  • Gloves. Really, what else is there to say? Couch references? The word ‘tacky’ in various ways? I will say, this is almost enough to make me feel sorry for her and I never, ever, thought that day would come.

  • tinyredlocks

    Sidebar-this is the 1st time in more than a month that I’ve actually been able to post on Disqus! FINALLY! YAY!

  • Tommalee

    I wish you would cover her more, for both the good and bad.

    • lilibetp

      Good? When was that?

  • I thought for a brief moment the dress had fabric made with the penis bouquet print. Sadly I was mistaken. “OUT”

  • Sobaika

    Go with me on this: get rid of the weird sleeve-gloves, different less-shellacked hair, a lower neckline (a turtleneck?? WTF), and this wouldn’t have been nearly as terrible.

    Or you know, a different dress altogether.

    • Anathema_Device

      I read somewhere that her stylist actually had the sleeves attached to that dress! She said Kardashian’s arms were too big. Ugh. That pisses me off.

    • Get rid of the print. And the gloves. THEN we can talk.

    • Rand Ortega

      How about a different person? 1 w/ far less skankiness.

  • Not applicable

    the gloves crack me up- what is this the Hunger Games?

  • tylka5

    It looks like she has no hands. Bizzarre and hideous. I wouldnt cover my kid’s playroom couch with that fabric.

  • lexilexi

    Tell us more…. Anna Wintour actually selects what some attendees wear? Not just who attends?

    KK and KW look atrocious. Both of them.

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    • Synnamin

      For some reason, it defaulted to Mobile Mode for this post. At the bottom of the page, check “Exit Mobile Mode” and you’ll be back to normal layout land

      • MoHub

        It also works if you simply refresh the page.

    • Scroll to the bottom and turn off Mobile Mode. Something is up with the website’s device-recognition. All-caps seems a little dramatic of a response though – it’s not that hard to fix.

      • Sally Brownson

        Dude, I thought they’d legitimately changed the format, and it looked hideous. I don’t have anything mobile that gets internet, so I’ve never seen it that way.

        • No worries. There’s been some glitchiness today – possibly leftover burps from the high traffic they’ve been seeing from the Met Gala pics, I assume. TLo generally seem to have excellent support though, so it should be resolved soon enough.

  • I kind of feel bad for her here, bc WTH?

  • OrigamiRose

    I read that Kim’s stylist told her that her arms were ‘too fat’ to wear this dress sleeveless, as it was originally designed (though I can’t claim to have seen a picture), so the dress was radically altered into this mess.

    I almost feel sorry for her. Almost.

    • I would have fired that stylist on the spot.

      • OrigamiRose

        I agree. Whoever her stylist is, they have done her no favors during this pregnancy.

      • formerlyAnon

        One can only hope, after this appearance, her entire team was fired for being either idiots or spineless schmucks.

  • Custom? As in someone made this for her with the intention of her and only her to wear it?

    • formerlyAnon

      Like you could pay someone else to do so?

  • Call me Bee

    There are some of us who breeze through pregnancy with no bloating, skin issues, hair problems, etc. Kim is not one of us. She’s Reason Number One for going back to the custom of women staying out of the limelight while waiting to give birth.

    Yeah I know. Women have come a long way and can do whatever they damn well please, pregnant or not…

    Of course they can. But that doesn’t mean they should. And I don’t mean they should shield themselves from our (the public’s) eyes to spare us from their countenance. It’s just that baby-making is (or should be regarded as…) a private and sacred thing between a woman and her family. And frankly, at any stage past the 7th month, most woman are so uncomfortable, it’s just so nice and easy to stay home and enjoy the quiet before baby makes “quiet” a thing of the past.
    JMHO (as she ducks to avoid rotten tomatoes and other stuff…)

    And yeah I know. The Kardashians haven’t ever held anything remotely sacred, marriage, privacy or pregnancy. That’s too bad

    • I have to disagree with you here. As much as I detest the woman, her – or any woman’s – pregnancy is no reason to stay out of the limelight (though her lack of any sort of talent whatsoever is plenty of reason to do so). If a pregnant celeb decides for her own reasons to lay low, that’s fine. But I don’t agree AT ALL that it’s because “baby-making is…a private and sacred thing between a woman and her family.”

      • And what about women with jobs? Criminy.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t think she has to stay out of the lime light. Poor Kimmie’s dressing has been on a down grade since she hooked up with Kanye and he “introduced” her to his stylist. I don’t even think she has to go full on maternity of she doesn’t want to. She just needs to go back to whoever was dressing her before Kanye’s people go a hold of her.

      ETA: Also in her defense her face is still on point. At least her makeup artist still likes her.

      • Seriously. His stylist is complete ass. She’s already said she doesn’t mind dressing this way “for her man,” although he doesn’t force her to wear any of this dreadful crap. I really do miss bright, sexy, tacky Kimmy- that Kimmy would have been delightful pregnant. This is just awful.

    • formerlyAnon

      I think some women prefer to stay home once they’re uncomfortably pregnant and if they can, they should.

      I don’t think there’s anything controversial about that statement. If someone does so because she’s having quiet private time celebrating a private, sacred passage, she’s entitled.

      I feel kinda sorry for everyone who’d like to do that but have jobs, 2 other kids and no household help beyond (possibly, if he’s not working or otherwise absent) her partner.

      Me, I tended to stay home because I was exhausted and every ligament between my ribs and my upper thighs was aching. And there wasn’t a lot to do that was worth interrupting every 25 minutes with a trek to the ladies’ room.

  • hughman

    She looks like a drag queen hostess in an Ethan Allen showroom.

  • rketeckt

    When Kanye asked her to dress for the ball, she chose to get upholstered…

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I think the question about maternity dresses is, would they make any sense as non-maternity dresses? In other words, if a non-pregnant woman wore a dress that looked like this, would it be raked over the coals regardless of baby bump action?

    Answer: HELL YES.
    It’s a curtain, which covers so much that it looks like she’s been decapitated, and her head left in the middle of Grandma’s picnic table. It’s a very, very disturbing dress.

  • One last thought on the subject: I can’t help but ponder the Beyonce connection. She also wore a Givenchy pattern overload, just with her boobs on display, but there were the same design elements; old pattern, exactly matching shoes, and matching full length gloves. The gossip has been that KK is desperate to be besties with Queen B, so maybe this idea of similar dressing was her way of forging that connection. Maybe this isn’t Evil Anna’s doing, even though that premise is totally believable. OR maybe the House of Givenchy has collapsed upon itself from total lack of taste.

    • Melanie

      I heard Kanye had to pull strings to get her a dress, so maybe the Beyonce connection is how he did it?

    • MilaXX

      LOL I just posted the same thing. I think it was shade from team Bey.

      • great minds….
        because seriously, this much duplicate ugly cannot be an accidental coincidence. there is a story here and damnit i want to know it. even though it involves two women i can’t stand.

        • MilaXX

          I’m not a Bey fan, but I don’t dislike her. If it’s true I find it disappointing that Bey would bother to stoop so low.

  • frannyprof

    What is the point of these two? Seriously. I HATE that Anna caved and invited them.

    • I think he was selected to perform at the event, and she got in by being his date.

    • filmcricket

      My feeling is that Anna Wintour, who spent so long trying to make Sienna Miller happen (to a collective yawn from everyone but the British tabloids), really has no place to decree who’s too tacky and/or pointless to come to an event. Except as insofar as it’s her party and she can invite who she wants, I mean.

      I can’t believe I’m defending Kimye in a roundabout way here, sigh. But seriously, that type of snobbery would be far more notable if Wintour didn’t keep putting bland, boring actresses on the cover all the time just because said actresses have a movie coming out. She’s participating in the PR machine as much as anyone.

      • formerlyAnon

        One of the problems with any closed or semi-closed group (here, the fashion industry & its upper echelons in particular) is that sooner or later, it starts to feel like high school all over again.

      • SHE’s the one to blame for that worn out looking heffa? Sigh.

  • mhleta

    I keep expecting to see a gang of Lilliputians at her feet guiding her along with tow ropes as “I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)” is played by the Pasadena Marching Band.

    • formerlyAnon

      I am coming to treasure how your mind works.

  • alyce1213

    I can’t believe I’m going to say — as bad as this is, and it’s bad, I’ve seen her look worse. A LOT worse.

  • I’d noticed the gloves, but I’m just now seeing the grommets/holes/laces/whatever they are. GAWD.

    Anyway, this was by far the ugliest dress of the night. ugly print, ugly execution. Just… hideous.

    I agree with TLo 100% about her “people” selecting the right silhouettes for her. And it’s not even a pregnancy-related issue… ANY stylist should be looking for something that flatters the body that their client has. It certainly doesn’t help that her body is changing on a weekly basis, but it’s not like she’s the first pregnant celeb to set foot on the red carpet, either.

    I also think that there might be something to be said about TLo’s comment that there were other factors driving this dress selection. It’s all theory and speculation, but given the rumor that her new stylist insisted that her arms be covered up, and that she’d previously been on the “banned” list, maybe finding the most flattering dress for her wasn’t anyone’s priority.

    • C. C. Winslow

      Recall how gloriously beautiful Michael Douglas’ wife (ARGGH, I’m blanking on her name!!) looked when she won the Academy Award while hugely pregnant years ago. Kim could’ve done something like that and would’ve been stunning. Her face really is lovely.

      • Catherine Zeta Jones. And, yes.

  • Krafty_L

    Anna Wintour, you magnificent bitch!

  • mjude

    what bugs me most is she just doesnt seem to embrace that she is pregnant or trying to be so hip that it fails every single time. with all of their money you think she could have really great maternity clothes, yes kim that is what they are called (coming from one who doesnt have children)>

  • ilikemints

    Oh my god, I thought she was the Octomom at first.

    I’ve been successfully avoiding all pregnant Kardashian photos, so I hadn’t realized how much pregnancy’s affected her face.

  • SewingSiren

    She looks like what she is, a fool.

  • Feeling super dense here: where is the jewelry?

    • Julaine

      That was my question, too. The description says she is wearing jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz. Given that she is not wearing earrings and is wearing gloves and is covered up to her chin in that hideous floral fabric, exactly what jewelry is she wearing? Or do I not want to know?

  • I don’t like tight maternity clothes.

    You know how most women look fatter to themselves than they really are? The opposite goes for Kim. She is still seeing her body as something that should be on exhibit. I suggest she aim for an I-love-my-baby look, or a “mother earth” look.

    She is still trying to be the princess of the ball. Take a back seat for the rest of your pregnancy, Kim.

  • Okay, the task is you have been given this amazing ugly dress to wear to the Met Gala and you cannot refuse. But you will be damned if you show up looking like a couch shown on BBC America. What do you do? What do you do?

    I’d slice that puppy straight up the front to the bra line, unlace the neckpiece and the sleeves, put a sheer (yeah, I it could be worse) pale pink underskirt, relace the side panel and lose the boxing gloves. Kick the clown shoes to the curb and put on some comfy Birks. Oh, and 86 the cranky, fun sized boy toy next to me. Add one Tom Hiddleston carrying my snacks and voila! The Crown Jewels of England are optional.

    • MilaXX

      The neckpiece and sleeves were added

      • On purpose?!

        • MilaXX

          yep. They told her her preggo arms were too fat

          • Really? That’s just terrible. I’m not pregnant or even above average in size and her arms are just a little bigger than mine. I’m tired of fashion advice insisting that “women of size” and “women of age” cover up their arms. Covered up isn’t automatically flattering.
            Pardon the rant. I know all the bitter kittens know the above. Just… ARGH. I also agree with your comment about pitying her, below. I don’t like her (and I’m envious of her riches) but this smacks of desperation.

          • And I would have used my “too fat” arms to put an hammer hold on the person who told me that. Let me hold you closer, tiny stylist!

          • I think I wrote it elsewhere… that person would have gotten punched in the face.

  • Imasewsure

    I am fine with the shape (since I can’t really even see it because of the blindingly ugly pattern of the dress). Love the idea that she is wearing it as penance!!

  • “Accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry”? Is anyone seeing any jewelry hidden in the garden there?
    The outfit is tragic but some earrings may have helped at least.

  • EKW2

    Is that PSY standing on her shoulder in photo 4?

    • mightbewrong

      Haha, that just made the picture 10x better. And I dig his suit.

  • carnush

    Bizarre is what this is. Bizarre and ugly.

  • That pattern hurts my eyes. In neck-to-toe, I find it a little terrifying – like, a gimp suit in frouffy flowing dress form (somehow more offputting because of how the skirt slithers along the ground…). I’m surprised Kim wore it – I’d have looked at it on and screamed and then taken it off like it was burning my skin, it’s that ugly of a pattern to cover almost all of one’s skin with. Maybe I’d find it less upsetting in a smaller amount – a shell top, perhaps, or a pencil skirt. But those wouldn’t work on her now anyway.
    Also, I’d like to say that I think her face still looks pretty even with the extra weight, but that slick ponytail isn’t really her friend right now (and with the mass of pattern beneath her head, just makes her look pinheaded). She should go for a more goddessy-blowout. Actually, in general, it’d be nice to see Kim embrace a slightly less harsh, tight look and go for looser, more goddess-like looks, maybe with some halters to show off her shoulders without making her look like a linebacker, as in this dress.

    • And at least half a pound less makeup.

  • MzzPants

    Bet it’s the last time Anna lets them in. Gawdawful, both of them.

    • C. C. Winslow

      Maybe that was Anna’s plan … force Kim to wear a horrible dress so she’d have an excuse not to invite her again. I wouldn’t put it past her.

  • ojosazules

    I thought the same thing about Anna Wintour the minute I saw this.

  • Is there a picture somewhere of this dress on a model? I can’t imagine it would look any better. I’m not a hater of Kim but I’m also not a fan however I do like her sister Khloe. Ha ha let the dissing on mr begin. I will say that both their body language clearly states they are incredibly uncomfortable. The only good thing I can say is I like the photo realistic roses just not so many of them and gloves too, seriously? Someone played a horrible joke on her.

    • lilibetp

      It’s custom.

  • decormaven

    Nothing says punk like pink roses.

  • teensmom99

    Heh heh, little KK Jr. banging on the walls. Why is it not hard to have an image of this kid being an entitled brat even in the womb?

  • FancyPhilly

    Yet he was voted best dressed of the night by Vogue (and the picture they used of him had Kim cropped out, instead of one by himself). So cold, Anna, so cold.

  • Judy_S

    Junior wants a bigger room with better wallpaper.

  • Joyce VG

    She looks like a couch.

    • MilaXX

      sadly there is a meme out there making exactly that comparison

  • Lesley

    your finally allowed through the doors and this what you wear?!?! validates her being banned for all the years prior.

  • maretha2

    Dear TLo, thank you for calling out Mr. West on his sartorial laziness. The inter-tubes have been all atwitter about Ms. Kardashian’s unfortunate ensemble. And while I have no affection for her, it pains me to see any pregnant woman paraded about in public in this upholstery with matching upholstered shoes and gloves. It especially pains me to hear — if rumors are true — that the glove-sleeves were added because someone told her she had fat arms. No body-shaming pregnant women! Not even pregnant Kardashians.


    Mr. West is not pregnant. He is not undergoing other rapid physical transformations that would cause clothes to suddenly not fit him. He is not impoverished so that he cannot afford niceties like a tailor or a belt or undergarments. I’m so glad that *someone* diverted their eyes from his companion sofa to scold him for showing up like a 10-year-old boy late for church.

  • Cheryl Kohs

    She looks like one of the Russian Nesting dolls. The large, outer one.

  • MzzPants

    Oo! New game! All your posts should feature a ‘Where’s Psy?’ component from now on! Did anyone else find him?

  • MilaXX

    Honestly this picture makes me sad for her. It is the sum total of her desperation to be relevant. Her desperation to be anything more then a chick who got famous for a sex tape. She makes millions and just seems desperate.

    Now the gossipy side finds the fact that allegedly her dress was made by the same folks who made Beyonce’s gown, hysterical. Word has it that Kimmie has images of her & Kanye somehow being on the same level as Bey & JayZ & Bey ain’t having it. Honestly both dresses are similarly ugly to me; loud print, stupid matching gloves & footwear. However the dressmaker or stylist told Kimmie that her preggo arms needed to be covered. The result is this terrible dress. I just can’t help feeling like it was intentionally done to make her look ugly and (even more) stupid.

  • fringebenefit

    I didn’t even notice her dress, I was so riveted by his miserable expression…he looks so deeply unhappy in all the photos from this event.

    • These pictures of him should be in the Yiddish dictionary next to farbissina punim, or “sour face.”

  • This broad is a perennial source of hilarity. This 70s sofa (and sewn-in gloves!) is one of the many, many monstrosities she has committed on herself.

  • The gloves…the gloves…dear God, WHY

  • formerlyAnon

    If celebrities really were “Just Like Us” Kanye’s apparent state of unpreparedness would stem from the fact that he dressed in under 4 minutes, partly in the limo, after trying to calm Kim down, fighting with Kim, talking her back into going after she refused to leave the house, fighting again, and trying to convince her that she looked “wonderful!” for the previous 2 hours, ever since she put on the dress and looked in a mirror.

  • Janet B

    As a couple she looks far better than he does. Such a shame that she’s been wearing clothes that make her look huge, because she isn’t.
    I will never understand inviting either of them.

  • Not even St. Tilda could make this dress look like anything but a bad slipcover.

  • Sigh. I dislike the Kardashians but I REALLY dislike body shaming, and I REALLY dislike pregnancy body shaming even more. This…this is like the most cartoonishly bad clothing choice possible.

  • Glammie

    Oh I so hope you guys are right–and that Anna is sabotaging her. I was so happy when Ms. Kartrashian couldn’t get into the Met Ball and so sorry that the Nuclear Wintour had caved, but if she’s backstabbing Kim with the wardrobe I can forgive Anna.

    No, I’m not a nice person. I also rooted for Meryl Streep in the Devil Wears Prada.

  • crash1212

    Sofa chic. Awful…just awful. She shoulda stayed home if this is all she had to wear. I can’t stand either of them – Anna, don’t invite either one of them next year.

  • melissaisasnob

    Pregnant Laura Ashley.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Your story works for me.

  • Chickadeep

    I’ve been known to defend the occasional matchy shoe or accessory, but this? No. SO much no.

    Psy’s utter look of disinterested scorn in picture #4 is the 2nd best photobomb of the night, after the Jennifer L/SJP one.

  • DeTrop

    Does Riccardo Tisci dislike women? Yet another travesty from him. He should be slapped.

    • kimiakay

      No kidding. But are the uncles suggesting that possibly Anna Wintour set Kim up for failure and possible hateful repercussions with this dress? That is just evil. Why cave to Kanye? He’s just a skeevy snot anyway. I’ve never understood Kim’s attraction there. But Kim’s a beautiful woman and has taken a lot of crap for a long time. She must have developed a pretty thick skin by now. I don’t watch any TV, but I have to admire her perseverance in this dog-eat-dog world, or. should I say, bitch-slap-bitch world.

  • notterriblybitter

    I like to imagine that the wallpaper inside matches the print exactly and she spent the evening as a floating head so all the other guests thought Kanye just brought a balloon with Kim’s picture on it.

  • nannypoo

    This sofa is too big for my living room.

  • Qitkat

    I actually wouldn’t put this print on a sofa, or a pillow, or curtains, let alone on a pregnant woman. Maybe to line a hat box. I’ve never felt sorry for Kim before, but it’s almost as if someone *punked* her. Or it’s desperation, or she has body dysmorphia. We’ve seen the gamut of unflattering outfits over the years here, but this is truly in the hall of shame. The designer’s hall of shame. Let’s throw the rotten tomatoes at him, not Kim.

  • demidaemon

    Unfortunate. And I mean everything here. EVERYTHING.

  • Anna….you are No Diana Vreeland! This event is a far cry from the amazing Met Galas that Ms Vreeland created. Granted this is a different century / time, but where is the fun, the spontaneity and the excitement? There is not a new face, look or personality in the entire bunch! Just more Beyonce, Madonna, Kanye and Kim, Miley, Nicki, Kerstin, Cameron…..God I’m getting nauseous!

  • stubbornthoughts

    This is just the worst.

    And rumor has it she was supposed to wear something else and this was the last minute decision. Imagine what the first dress was if this – THIS – was the lesser of the evils.

  • bluefish

    These two are truly South Park tragic bad. Hideous dress for anyone at anytime.

    • Laylalola

      South Park! I haven’t watched in years! Have they done these two? Or the Kardashians generally? I’ve always imagined the Kardashians best portrayed as Disney-esque evil stepsisters (to I don’t know who, the Disney-esque Taylor Swift princess?).

  • bellafigura1

    There’s just nothing to say. Except: sleevegloves, I rage.

  • quiltrx

    I think we can all agree that she has made some of the worst maternity-wear choices in the history of womankind. She never looks elegant, or beautiful, or sexy…she just looks like an idiot who’s pouring herself into an endless lineup of fug maternity stuff that is too small for her. Gross.
    And I can’t start on him either. What a waste of space. And for someone who thinks so highly of himself, he often comes off completely half-assed to me.

  • I’ve heard of heavily pregnant women feeling like sofas, but dressing like them…?

  • YayaGurl

    Her awful choices are so very awful I’ve wondered if her pregnancy brain has somehow convinced her that she isn’t pregnant.
    and I just noticed the gloves!!! Who’s stupid fucking idea we’re they?

  • CarolinLA

    Anna Wintour decides who wears what? Really?

  • Beyonce and Kim’s dresses came from the same thought in Tisci’s mind! I say this because both were custom ( to my knowledge), both have busy prints that are on the dress, gloves and shoes, and they have heavy hardware details such as grommets and pins. Do I have any seconds to this theory? I’m sure Kim was elated to wear something remotely similar to Bey. Both turned out bad in my eyes.

  • Laylalola

    She’s even got GLOVES with that damn print on them, just to add to the illusion that her whole body is one continuing block of really bad fabric. She’d look so much better in either maternity wear or, if she insists on not wearing maternity, then some light baby doll short dresses or maybe some longer empire loose dresses.

  • She tops my Rational Hate list and he’s a dick wrapped in a douchebag.

  • GTrain

    i’m so glad you guys wrote about this because you always uncover something new to me. I had no idea Anna Wintour could have chosen that for her but it makes total sense! Still mad she gave in with an invite though. Just puts Kim one step closer to that Hollywood star she’s been lobbying for.

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  • clairellis

    I really, really hope that AW made her wear this bc if not they should never ever let this bitch back in. Ever.

  • Contralto

    This is epic in its awfulness.

  • jetpackdino

    Kanye? Imma let you finish, imma let you finish.

    But the fact is, Taylor Swift had one of the best looks OF ALL TIME. OF ALL TIME!!!!!

  • All she needs is a headmask and some pasted on pubic hair and she’ll be a dead ringer for Leigh Bowery!

  • Apart from being just so very ugly, it looks sooooo uncomfortable. A pregnant woman should be happy not look tortured. Pregnancy is not a disease, and I have no problem with her size, but if Anna Wintour did do that to her, it is just a crime! I almost wish she has a really bad case of poison ivy and HAD to cover up…that would be the only excuse.

  • pattycap11

    making a dress out of grandma’s drapes? it’s only fair if everyone else had to do that too.

  • MandyM

    She looks like a flowered topiary ball.

  • Meelah

    There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this dress. Everything about it is horrible. The print. The colors. The cut. The fact that it’s not the right dress for her current state. The matching shoes. The gloves alone would be bad but with long sleeves? A turtle neck. For the love of God there are grommets on the damn dress. GROMMETS!! There are ties connecting the sleeves and turtle neck to the bodice through grommets….. How many tacky ideas for 1 dress??

  • Wow…make a comment about Anna and it gets removed?

    • Any comment that consists of nothing more than a complaint that we didn’t cover something to someone’s liking is deleted. Because it’s obnoxious.

  • myristica_fragrans

    oh my god, there were matching gloves?!?

  • I find an inkling of compassion for once for Kimmy. This is so atrocious and even though its been proven she doesn’t know how to dress her pregnant body, not even she could do this bad on her own.

  • MisScarlett

    You had me at “Fine. We do our best not to … but let’s just get it over with.” Spot-on commentary, and thanks for the insight into WHY ON EARTH she would have worn this.

  • Puckndc

    Considering how much that dress probably cost ( or NOT???!!) they could have at least matched the pattern on the fabric….let’s face she is hideous, and that dress wouldn’t look good on anyone….looks like a Kmart special..

  • I think it was very sweet of Kanye to throw his lot in with his woman. If she has to look like crap, so will I! True romance.

  • He looks pained to even be there.

  • tereliz

    I just… no.

  • lobsterlen

    When Kayne’s stylist saw what Kim was wearing did he take away Kayne’s belt and tie to avert further tragedy.

  • jackie cohen

    Why, Why does he always look so freaking annoyed all the time? Just stay home!

  • Natasha Sims

    But … where are her hands? I just finished Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, and Roman, I think I found your sister Shelley. She went to the Met Gala with Kanye.

  • jetpackdino

    Aight, I am actually gonna defend this dress. I think it makes her look like a glowing fertility goddess in full bloom. If we were still tribal, and we still valued every human life as much as they had to 10,000 years ago, we would fall down at her feet and worship her. I love the pink roses. It’s all too much, it’s sex and excess, it’s totally unrestrained and fecund and happy. And her face is damn pretty.

    The worst accessory is Kanye. But at least he’s there.

    • I definitely got a fertility goddess vibe from this. All those flowers.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Every time I see that side shot, I’m all distracted, Bobby Draper-style, by the mismatched pattern. Don’t get me wrong, I realize that pattern would be difficult to match up properly, and it’s hardly the most offensive element of this outfit, but still. It’s all I can see.

  • Colin

    Oh my god, if Anna Wintour actually did that, she would be in my holy trinity. And I can’t believe Kanye tried to be a fashion designer. He’s knows next to fucking nothing about it and is cocky enough to try and design a fucking line? Both of them are complete jokes.

  • HOOO BOY. I’m all for pregnant women wearing whatever they want, but I’ve been pregnant and there is NO WAY that is comfortable on any level. Not to mention pregnant women typically run 9000 degrees hotter than the rest of society so she has to be melting in that. That fabric seems so heavy, so she is probably itchy as hell, too. Honey, go home, put on your yoga pants, rest a pint of Ben & Jerry’s on your bump, and watch reruns of “A Baby Story”.

    And burn those gloves.

  • bitterk

    No one loves attention more than Kim. I can excuse her because she knows not better. She seems genuinely happy to be there and she thinks she looks great. As we say in the south. “bless her little heart”. I would however like to back slap the frown off her equally attention seeking partner. Stop looking like someone dragged you to the local high school play.

  • Okay, I am in the minority here, but I have to say I kind of love this. I see it as a sort of “f— you” to the press which has been so horrid about her weight gain. (I am by NO means a Kim K. Fan, but I think fat-shaming a pregnant woman is just beyond the pale.). It says to me, “I am pregnant and expanding by the minute, and wearing a giant flower print dress because I want to, deal with it.” Now THAT is the spirit of punk.

    • jetpackdino

      Yep. I’m no Kim fan either, but I agree with you about the spirit of punk here. Was it intentional? Not sure.

      I *am* pretty sure that this will be the only Gala look anyone remembers in 10 years. I would love to know if that brings a smile to Anna Wintour’s face… or if she’s twitching involuntarily and sticking pins in a doll wearing a flowery Givenchy gown.

  • I kinda want to gather a few 5-10 year old kids, grab Kim, throw her in an european winter garden and offer 10 dollars to the first one who finds her.

  • pilar

    Completely agree- she looks disgusting-
    the irony is Kanye has said he’s the “most influential person is
    fashion” in 20 years or something…bahahaha….not sure who he thinks
    he’s “influencing”