Kim Kardashian in Balmain at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted on August 25, 2014

Look, hate us if you must for even looking in her direction but as one fashion editor said to us once, “I kind of feel like now that she’s married Kanye and landed on Vogue, I’m not allowed to ignore Kim Kardashian anymore.” It’s the VMAs; one of the few entertainment events where you don’t really have to ask why she’s there. And she wore something more attention-seeking and envelope-pushing than 90% of the attendees, which is REALLY saying something.



Kim-Kardashian-Balmain-Red-Carpet-2014-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-VMAs-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Kim Kardashian attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California in a Balmain look and shoes from the Resort 2015 collection paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Sure, it’s a bunch of stapled-together beaded placemats from Pottery Barn, and she appears to have cut up a pair of woolen ski socks to make her sandals, but the point is, she’s Kim Kardashian and now you’re all looking at her tits.

That’s ALWAYS the point.





[Photo Credit: Getty Images, David Gabber/, Balmain]

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  • RussellH88

    I don’t think that outfit was made for women with huge tracts of land.

    • J. Preposterice

      I can’t figure out how her boobs are staying in place. It would take like 5 spools of boob tape to keep me in that dress.

      • flamingoNW

        No sudden movements

      • Muckyduck

        Her boobs actually don’t move.

      • FrauKrissie

        Because implants. Lol

      • Coralie

        She has shares in the stuff at this point.

        • conlakappa

          Her own and legacy through pimp-mama Kris.

      • vitaminC

        “Better living through chemistry,” as the saying goes.

    • Jennifer Bober

      You do realize you just totally dated yourself with that comment…which I loved!

      • Chuck Barthelme


        • RussellH88

          Ekke Ekke Ekke Ekke Ptangya Zoooooooom Boing Ni

          • MoHub

            What is your favorite color?

          • Bad Idea Jeans

            I’ve never been happier to see a conversation devolve into Holy Grail line-spewing.

            FETCHEZ LA VACHE!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I would say this to Madame Kardashian-West: Now go away or I will taunt yuuu a second time!

          • Snarkmeister

            My very favorite line from that movie. Cracks me up every time I think about it. “Fetchez” *snerk*

        • Therese Bohn


      • RussellH88

        I was -13 years old when that movie came out.

        • Jennifer Bober

          Oh, you youngin’. I was 20.

          • barbarienne

            I wasn’t even seven years old, yet I can recite that whole movie. It’s timeless!

          • tb

            What movie?

          • barbarienne

            Monty Python and the Holy Grail, being quoted copiously throughout this comment thread.

          • tb

            (sigh-menopause I hate your guts for screwing up my brain)

          • Aidan B

            Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

          • tb

            Oh. My. Sweet. Baby. Oprah. I freaking HATE menopause brain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            That movie is pure gold. As an aside, Mr. B3’s first name is Tim, and one of our friends has always wanted to introduce Mr.B3 as “Tim, the Enchanter”

        • There is NO WAY you were 13 in 1975. I refuse to believe it.

          • RussellH88

            I was -13. I was born 13 years after the movie came out. I’m 26.

          • Derp. I knew you had youthful good looks! I don’t feel so old now, we’re the same age.

          • RussellH88

            If I’m clean shaven, I’ll sometimes get read as 16-17. I still get carded when I buy M-Rated video games, which you need to be 17 to do.

        • MoHub

          I was already an adult in 1975. I’m really old!

          • formerlyAnon

            Let’s not dwell on these things, dear. (I was not quite legally an adult in 1975, but close enough to relate.)

    • I don’t think that outfit was made for humans at all. That thing is Hih Dee Yuss.

      • tb

        Howdy. Miss me?

        • OMG HI! Of course I do. I miss getting to weigh in here regularly so much. And my particular peeps in especial. How you be, tb?

          • tb

            Stupid earthquakes keeping me too busy to play. Miss you too! Thanks for your help on the view the venue duds. I now RULE.

          • Of course. It was my pleasure. And glad to know that things worked out to you advantage. Yeah the shaker Sunday morning sure had me wide awake in a hurry.

          • marlie

            I forgot that you’re in that area of the world. I hope you and yours managed through it unscathed.

          • Thanks for the concern, it’s appreciated. The epicenter was a good bit north of SF, so it was some shaking, but no damage where I am.

      • FuhUgh

        It’s such a toss up for worst “dressed” between Kim K, Taylor Swift, and Amber Rose at this event

    • When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp.

    • MoHub

      While making interesting underwear.

      • RussellH88

        Welcome to the Castle Anthrax.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Someday, son, this will all be yours. pause….Not the curtains?

    • evave2

      Russell, I am home sick and I saw like the first few of these VMA shots and felt really sick and went to bed; I just got up and I was going to comment and you were on the top and you are RIGHT. The model fits this garment much better because she is flat-chested (mostly) and Balmain picked her to model because she is flat-chested (mostly). But Kim Kardashian isn’t. I am unhappy with the boobage but this is WAY better than Miley Cyrus’ jodhpurs and tongue. So there.

      I’d wear those sandals and get my toes stuck in them in a weird fashion.

  • Latin Buddy

    The design is far more interesting than the wearer. Good job Balmain!

    • sienna elm

      Doesn’t everyone have a poncho – mini outfit in their wardrobe?

      • Trent

        Seriously. She looks like Ugly Betty’s skankier sister.

        • demidaemon

          I was going to say Ugly Betty’s skankier sister who moonlights as a porno actor.

  • Macrame booties must not become a thing. That dress is absurd, but I like the messy hair and yes-she’s-wearing-a-fucktonne-of-makeup-but-it’s-more-subtle-than-usual makeup.

    • Emily

      I think my mom had those shoes in the 70’s, except she kept plants in them instead of toes.

      • MissRiss65

        You. Are. Brilliant.

      • Betsy

        You WIN the Internet for today, Emily!

    • bananafish

      It’s a good thing the messy hair kind of works because I feel like there’s not way she can reach one of those arms up to brush it out of her eyes…

      • Call me Bee

        And see? I hate the messy hair. Make some effort fercripessake…

        • Little_Olive

          Me too. Notwithstanding our collective opinion on the outfit, a center-part or side-part sleeked into a low bun would have been a lot better.

          • Freynika

            She might have looked more polished, but it looks like the rest of her look is going for straight-up sex, so the messy hair goes with it. Not to say the rest of the look is any good. Why would you wear something that renders your arms useless? I know I use mine every waking moment of the day.

          • FuhUgh

            She just f’ed herself in the limo on the way over.

    • sojourneryouth

      I agree that the more subtle makeup is a step in the right direction, but the nude lip is not her friend. It makes her lip alterations more obvious in some angles. I almost feel like the dress could be cute with some major changes. I kind of like the print. I’m feverish and coming down with something now, so that could be why.

      • marlie

        I also blame her for the gawdawful “nude” lip trend in general.

        • Is that her fault? Man! Now my dislike has a rational basis!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I was looking at the current issue of Allure mag when I was getting my hair cut last week and flipped through the article about how to do the nude makeup look. I laughed-I’m so fair that I can do that look by simply washing my face, forget spending $$$$$ on makeup.

          • marlie

            Right! Why layer on half an inch of makeup just to LOOK like you’re NOT wearing makeup?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            NO way am I spending money to add make-up so that I can look as if I’m not wearing any. I can also hear my dear departed mom’s voice politely suggesting that if I wore lipstick it would add some color to my face.

  • tallgirl1204

    This looks like a certain kind of sexy-native-american-princess art that used to be sold around the Southwest. Haven’t seen it lately (thank goodness). Wish I hadn’t seen it here.

    • exactly.

    • J.W.

      Reminds me of some truly hideous paintings in Western art magazines.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Reminds me of an old, old advertising campaign that I once read about-Springmaid linens had a campaign featuring models costumed as Native Americans with the caption: “A buck well spent on a Springmaid sheet”.

        • J.W.

          Times they have a-changed! 🙂

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Indeed they have.

    • FuhUgh

      She could be painted on the side of a conversion van.

  • Glam Dixie

    Here, use this horse blanket, just tack it at the bottom under my boobs. Waaay under. Wrap this one around my waist. Ha, yeah those suckers will eat this shit up. No! Don’t brush my hair, are you crazy!?
    This outfit and this woman actually make me angry. I could kick puppies right now.

    • ivfive

      I thought horse blanket, too. Needs a few conchas where the fabric meets in the middle.

    • demidaemon

      Don’t kick puppies, kick Kardashians!

  • GoAwayKardash

    “I kind of feel like now that she’s married Kanye and landed on Vogue, I’m not allowed to ignore Kim Kardashian anymore.”

    STAY STRONG. I beg you.

    • rocketinu

      The more your recognize her, the longer she will be in our face. Look is hideous – no doubt Kanye picked it out.

      • I feel like Kanye has some sort of under the table deal with Balmain, they both wear that label a lot.. Maybe the designer has some dirty blackmail pictures on him.

    • prettyinmink

      Ugh. Why can’t we just ignore them both?

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      If you’re married to Kanye AND on the cover of Vogue — maybe you’d be better off ignored.

    • Sanglots longs

      Yeah. If you pay attention, you just encourage them.

    • Skippymom1

      I understand the “landed on Vogue” part of the statement, but what in the h*ll does being married to Kayne have to do with her now being less ignorable by the fashion world? I would think they would all be running even faster in the opposite direction on that fact alone.

      • The fashion world doesn’t have a reputation for running away from internationally famous superstars.

        • Skippymom1

          OH, excuse me. I didn’t realize that Mr. West was so worthy [rich, and in everyone’s face, yes….] but didn’t understand the allure.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Too much boobage for this look to really work for her. But like you said, the point is to look at her boobs. And you really can’t avoid it here.

    • Skippymom1

      When has she ever given the viewing public the option?

  • hughman

    It’s like a Wonder Woman suit made out of lawn chairs.

  • Anna

    Jesus, this is outfit is the definition of “rode hard and put away wet.”

    • Judy_J

      You took the words right out of my mouth.

    • demidaemon


  • KateMaryC

    This is what Miley should have worn.

  • Vanessa Reyes

    It’s the Balmain x Pier1 Imports collab!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Use the Aldo Acessory Wall thoughtfully.

  • Between this and that dumbass jumpsuit from last week, I am REALLY interested in finding out what she uses for foundation garments (or foundation tape or what have you). How do they do that? Kim, larger chested girls the world over want to know!

    • teensmom99

      Umm, this is no body snark just sharing practical info: silicone breasts behave differently than natural breasts so that’s why hers can stay up without the foundation garments.

      • Boo. 🙁 But everything about Kim is so natural!

        • teensmom99

          I’ll leave it to other websites to analyze what is natural and what isn’t. We are too high-minded here at TLo enterprises.

      • J. Preposterice

        they aren’t “staying up” here. They’re staying to the sides — that dress has got to be taped to them and I bet she can’t lean forward — but they’re hanging as gravity intended.

    • Kimmu

      One of my weird hobbies is attempting to figure out exactly how celebrity breasts are taped and what the foundation garments are for outfits like this, and yeah, she is most definitely taped to the dress to keep it in place. Her breasts are hanging nicely for their size, and as I am not sure if hers are natural or implants, if they’re implants they’re well done ones, I’d assume she’s also got tape/those self adhesive chicken cutlet shape things helping them look supported but not over supported.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    She has the resources to present herself in a way that would cause all of us to ADMIRE her beauty/class/taste. Instead she does this. She is a circus clown. It’s in her DNA.

  • boweryboy

    Did she stand like that all night? Because it looks like one lift of the arms and all is exposed. It’s not like there’s much left to be exposed, but still…

    • bananafish

      I really need to see pictures of all these ladies (taylor, miley, kim) sitting down at this event because I just can’t imagine it turning out well…

    • FibonacciSequins

      I’m taking a guess that the cape is split in the back, so she can move her arms.

      • bananafish

        but if she moves her arms….what about the boobs? so many questions.

        • Sarah

          Those boobs are taped in there with industrial strength boob duct tape. They are not going anywhere until someone applies solvent to them.

          • Little_Olive

            I’m always wondering about the removal of the boobular scaffolding. I think by now she either 1) asked her doctor for titanium implants suspended from her shoulders, or 2) just sleeps in the whole thing and never takes it off, because what’s the point when you’ll be needing it the day after?

        • FibonacciSequins

          They’re probably cemented to the cape in the front. I wonder if she fully raised her arms, would she expose side boob?

          • demidaemon

            Is there side boob still to expose?

  • Gatto Nero

    I seem to be in the minority, but I like the beaded fabric. But the tits-out, legs-out level of exposure is too much. If the skirt were long, the cleavage would (almost) work. Choose one.
    No to the macrame sandals.

    • tpalgal

      I don’t hate this dress – it’s kind of interesting. But (a) it looks better with the sleeves, like the runway version, and (b) it would look so much better on . . . on anyone-that-isn’t-Kim-Kardashian, basically.

    • Lilah

      I’m with you. I kind of like it on Binx. But as much as KK tries this type of bare-the-sternum dress looks better on the flat chested. Also looks better with sleeves. I even like the shoes.

  • The whole thing is just a rather intricate frame for her boobage.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Leave it to Balmain to put shoulder pads in a friggin PONCHO.

    • MaryMcClelland

      And leave it to Kim K to be the only idiot willing to embrace it. LOL

  • bananafish

    Yes, this dress is ridiculous but it honestly wouldn’t be so bad if she didn’t look so damned uncomfortable and as if she can’t move her arms. It works better on the model partly because the sleeves are longer and the cape is looser fitting. If Kim had tried to keep the proportions more similar to the lookbook, this wouldn’t be as tragic. But then there’s the issue of wearing a heavily beaded long sleeved poncho-thing in the heat of August, so I give up…

  • Susan Collier

    Interesting that the shoulders of that jacket-poncho top are so molded, making it impossible for the wearer to raise their arms. Now if Balmain could only create a molded eyepiece I could wear so that it would make it impossible for me to ever see a Kardashian again.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Girl, edgy is not your look.

    • marlie

      She can’t even get “basic” right.

      • FibonacciSequins

        This is true.

  • Melissa Brogan

    She looks tired, like either all that beading is a lot of work to walk around in or she just woke up from her nap.

  • RescueMe23

    I think people should just start showing up to the VMAs naked as they so badly want to show us all of their body parts. Then we could just cut to the chase.

  • hmariec19

    Is it just me, or does she look high as shit?

    • alyce1213

      My sense is that she does not do drugs, and that blank stupor on her face is just . . . her.

  • She looks like she just rolled out of bed.

    • JR Labrador

      It’s hard work doing nothing.

  • papillon

    I feel like this could look really good and interesting on someone, although not her obviously. I mean, it kind of has a cool ancient Roman vibe with the silhouette and the sandals (I could be wrong) but it looks like a costume on her.

    Why does her face look so different here? She looks so out of it like a zombie which is made worse by the constricting outfit. You need a break, Kim. Go to the Iberian peninsula, soak up some sun and relax for awhile. Enjoy your kid, avoid your family and your husband and just chill out.

    • Betty Eyer

      Looks Aztec to me. And not for well endowed ladies. The gaping thing is not flattering.

      • papillon

        I do seem to be the only one who got Roman from it. But idk, it looks a bit like toga-like as well. It reminds me of something they would have worn to the Senate (without the giant boob window, of course) but maybe it’s the gladiator sandals tricking me into thinking that.

        I definitely see the Aztec inspiration though.

        • Betty Eyer

          I’m basing the aztec mostly from the type of fabric.

          The sandals do look Roman, I’ll give you that.

  • Lee

    Quite literally chin up, tits out.

  • Judy_J

    She looks sweaty and tired.

  • Kathy

    Obviously, her boobs need a maximum security facility to keep them from escaping.

  • lunchcoma

    Jennifer Lopez did that neckline a decade ago, and she pulled it off much better.

    • Skippymom1

      And Ms. Lopez has the talent to back up pulling it off much better.
      I loved what she wore last night – and when the commentator announce she was “in her 40s” my kids just turned around and raised their eyebrows at me, as I am only 4 years older – and wellllllll………..

  • StrandedFashionista

    The sad thing is that obviously the dress took a lot of skill to make- the entire thing looks like it’s beaded. But, due to unfortunate silhouette and the wearer, it looks tacky and trashy.

  • Sarah

    If she whipped out a papoose and started nursing (in a teepee), I’d be okay with this outfit. Otherwise, she’s got plant hangers on her feet and her tits are TIRESOME.

  • nannypoo

    She looks like a demeaning tourism ad for a western state.

  • Town

    I saw a pic of Joan Smalls in a variation of this and Joan’s interpretation of it was better. In Joan’s interpretation, the front was closed up. I don’t think that look would’ve worked for Kim because that would’ve made her look even more busty (think how turtlenecks make busty women look). The shoes are terrible with this outfit. This is just a no. Kim’s a cute girl. This look is just…NO.

    • FuhUgh

      That’s got to be Kim’s worst nightmare – Joan Smalls wears basically the same thing as you to the same event as if to demonstrate 1) that this idea can be well executed, and 2) that you are a stumpy, chunky shortie. (At 5’8″, even I would look like a stumpy, chunky shortie next to Joan Smalls).

  • JR Labrador

    Well at least, she’s avoided the dreaded swamp crotch.. That shit is well aerated.

  • Call me Bee

    Ugh. Boobs.

  • Dany

    Slutty Pocahontas.

  • MissRiss65

    That’s a rug my cat would pee on

  • Tee

    “I was horseback riding near the creek when I found her. She was cold and disoriented, so I covered her with my horse blanket and called 911.”

  • James

    It’s obviously a multi-purpose blanket that can with massive ease, you know, switch purposes.
    Now excuse me while I go find bleach.

  • MoHub

    The really frightening thing to me is that she’s almost convinced me that Heidi Klum has taste.

    • alyce1213

      No, don’t let your standards slide.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It’s the frightening negative power of the Kardashian. Stay strong, you know you have standards.

  • Kent Roby

    Kim K. or Audrey Hepburn; I’m always confusing the two of them.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I am so happy I wasn’t drinking when I read your comment-coffee/tea would have been all over our keyboard and monitor!
      Hopefully this won’t lead to a remake of The Nun’s Story with Kim in the lead role.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Dear Kim, I’m really tired of seeing your boobs hanging out everywhere. Is that really all you have going on?

    • Call me Bee

      Well–there’s her arse…..but not much else.

      • Skippymom1

        Her arse scares me. You just know they lost quite a few pet chihuahuas and yorkies because she didn’t look before she sat.

    • James

      It’s such a grand opening to say something but I do have a bit more class than she does.

      • Little_Olive

        Grand opening. Ha!

    • marlie


    • alyce1213

      Well, when she turns around, there’s that butt.

  • MaryMcClelland

    I’m really just looking at her desperation. Which has reared its ugly head (and doubled) somewhere around her chestal region. Girl – really, you are pathetic at this point.

  • queeniethebold

    She looks so incredibly uncomfortable and tired. Either she’s high or just rolled out of bed. Those dead, dead eyes.

    The outfit is awful, full stop.

    There are so many things she could wear and look wonderful in if (1) she had even a modicum of taste; (2) she had a stylist who was gifted and was honest with her; (3) she didn’t always feel the need to show her boobs.

    So much potentially excellent material to work with, and she never, ever looks anything but rickity ticky tacky.

    Guess that’s what you get when you make a deal with the Devil, though.

    • MaryMcClelland

      I feel like the true sociological experiment people are ignoring is truly keeping up with the kardashians. Meaning – how does all of this come about? Is she totally delusional and so incredibly desperate for attention/approval from Kanye she will put on any old thing he or some person mocking her in the fashion industry says to wear. Does she really think this looks flattering and attractive? Or is this just a big old joke she’s totally in on? I am literally so fascinated by the behind-the-scenes.

      • FrigidDiva

        I often wonder the same thing, but I get the feeling that she THINKS she really is this fashion icon and somehow worthy of our adoration. I don’t get the feeling she’s in on the joke, like Jessica Simpson, for example–who was savvy enough to build an empire off her “ditzy” person. Kim always comes across as depserately seeking attention and hanging onto the spotlight by her fingernails.

        • MaryMcClelland

          I could see that except her fashion is universally panned EVERYWHERE. I don’t see how she could not understand that she looks ridiculous and is being laughed at, unless she is completely ignoring the media, which we know is not the case. Maybe, and brace yourself, she thinks we’re the stupid phlebs who don’t get “it”. In which case Kanye has truly succeeded in taking over her brain.

          • FrigidDiva

            That makes total sense. I can see her placing herself so far above us “little people” that we just can’t possibly comprehend how amazing her fashion aesthetic truly is.

      • mlle

        As far as I can tell, she just likes expensive stuff and showing off skin but has no discernable taste or judgment. If someone shows her the pricetag and tells her she looks hot in it, she’s good to go.

        • Skippymom1

          THIS – add in “will this get me on the cover [of some rag]” It’s the trifecta of growing up in million dollar trailer park.

      • Linderella

        There may be a devilish master plan at work (and I’m guessing Mama K put it together and signed it in blood), but believe me Kim is not in on it. Have you ever seen or read an interview with her? Let’s just boldly say it: girl is a complete idiot.

      • cocohall

        I wonder too. When she appeared to introduce Sam Smith and the whole intro was about his fabulous voice and yet there she was delivering this message in her vapid, nasal monotone, I thought are the producers laughing their asses off? Does she realize that she is embarrassing herself? Or does she find it funny? In general, she doesn’t seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed. Yet she continues to garner massive attention. Is is just because she has an impressive set of mammaries that she is willing to display? Anna Nicole Smith had the same uncanny ability when she was alive, even when she was a train wreck on drugs. The American obsession with boobs is mystifying.

        • random_poster

          I watched an episode of Mythbusters yesterday, and they validated the American-obsession-with-an-impressive-set-of-mammaries theory by putting Carrie in double-Ds and a tight t-shirt while working the cash register at a coffee shop. She collected more tips from both men and women.

  • Little_Olive

    I really don’t mean to be disrespectful to anyone, but Apache porn. Her face is very on point too… “draw your pistol”.

  • When I saw it yesterday, I thought it was the horse blanket gotten sliced up by jockeys smoking weed somewhere. But now that I see it up close, I can see the beads or whatever those things are. Gives it a distinct Maori vibe, I think, and perhaps why she wants to wear it. Given the uglee makeup she’s wearing, its too bad she didn’t go all the way and get the matching and I think culturally correct face tattoo that Mike Tyson wears. If youre gonna be matchy matchy then honey you might as well go for it. Oh wait, that would mean we wouldnt be starting at her tits first, so ok…never mind.

  • TAGinMO

    TIT PONCHO. Mmmmm…no.

    • sojo

      I just loudly cracked up in my cube reading this! Hahaha! So so true.

  • marlie

    Was her hair styled by a plane engine? Also, the dress is ugly, and so are the shoes.

  • throwaneyeonthis

    If given her job is to be photographed, why doesn’t she find looks that are more camera friendly. Nobody is going to look good with their arms hanging out from a beaded straight jacket, shoes that cut your already short legs off and topped off by laying your implants out on a tray in public. If she wants to play in the fashion pool (versus the just tacky pool from which she crept out), she needs to step it up.

    • marlie

      Literally ALL she has to do is stand there and look good, and she can’t even do that correctly. That’s her sole reason for being.

  • FrauKrissie

    I thought the point was to always be looking at her ass.

  • In_Stitches

    I love the dress, but not for her. Had she added a black bandeu, it would have been infinitely better, but still too short. Any skirt that short on her is going to just look like a wide rectangle.

  • JauntyJohn

    Stand up straight!
    Your shoulders look like they are apologizing for what you are wearing.
    There should absolutely be an apology, but your shoulders should not be making it.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I actually love it, and I love the shoes. And I think her body looks fabulous in it. I just don’t like her hair, which looks like a strong breeze hit it right before each picture.

  • MightyMarshal

    She ruined this by removing the long undersleeve. It throws the proportion off of what was already a proportionately-confused garment.

    • MoHub

      I wouldn’t say she ruined it because it was pretty bad to begin with. I think a more accurate assessment would be that she made a bad thing worse.

  • AmeliaEve

    It’s a “look” by Balmain. The garment that dares not speak its name.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    This is horrible. And judging from the look on her face, she knows it.

  • Beto

    Again, dunno what to say…

  • Fuchsiaforever

    She looks sad, like some fashionista post apocalyptic character a la Mad Max.

    • conlakappa

      Except lacking Auntie Entity’s edgy hairstyle.

  • MilaXX


  • Kitten Mittons

    Boob cape and macramé plant holder-shoes. I’ll pass.

    The skirt paired with other items could have been gorgeous. But, we all know that wasn’t going to happen.

  • KingCrazy


    We can all continue ignoring her. She is shoved in our faces more often than anyone else in the celebro-sphere. Please don’t cave in.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Dear lord, does no one love this woman enough to tell her that she looked like shit?

    • Chattygal

      That’s not what paid minions are there for.

      • Skippymom1

        Evidently, in her world, neither are mothers or husbands. I can almost feel bad for her – but I am sure she knows exactly what she is doing.

  • NinjaCate

    I think she looks really cute actually. Love the hair and makeup. Would have made the dress a skotch longer and I hate the shoes, but altogether, I like this look a lot.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Her hair looks nice.

  • TLoFanBoy

    I wish TLo would do a “Who Wore it Better: Breastplate Edition” comparing Kim and Shannel.

  • mlle

    Hate it on the model, hate it even more on Kim. She needs either (a) better makeup artists, (b) a nap, or (c) both.

  • She looks incredibly depressed — like Tina Turner just banned her from Thunderdome.

  • FrigidDiva

    Not a RC look at all, I don’t care if it is the VMA’s. This is definately an editorial look only. I’d love to see this on someone like Lupita or someone else less well-endowed that could really play up the drama. This is not a dress for those of us that may happen to be more ample up top (and I say that as a busty gal myself). This whole thing is just tragic.

  • mommyca

    I’m guessing her hair is in her face because she couldn’t move her hands to move it away… The shoes are beyond tragic…

  • susan6

    Can one move their arms when wearing such an outfit? Both Kim and the model have their arms frozen in one position, apparently out of fear of slippage. Ridonk, and not particularly flattering.

  • Claudia Fernandes

    she looks even short legged

  • Dreamwr8tr

    Typical Kim, so I don’t feel like this is shocking.

  • Julie Chase

    Congrats Kim, you have tits. You are the FIRST ONE.

  • Linderella

    I haven’t read every comment, so maybe it’s been mentioned, but is no one else vomiting over her unpainted toes?!
    Gurl, you are even tackier than I realized.

    • in a pickle

      Are unpainted toe nails gross? Is that a thing I didn’t know about?

      • Linderella

        I don’t know if it’s a thing, but maybe it should be…
        In this case, it simply looks unfinished (I was going to say “unpolished,” but caught the joke at the last second), as though she can’t be bothered to pull an entire look together. She’s not out at the mall. Perhaps painted toes would have drawn attention away from her breasts.

        • Skippymom1

          Maybe she decided to have a day off from her salon – her hair looks unkempt too. Someone mentioned above that a sleek chignon would help – and although the look, on her , is beyond salvageable, her hairstyle and unpolished toes would look fabulous in a long cotton chemise, walking down the beach…away from the cameras.

          • Linderella

            Agree with all of that, Skippymom1.
            Though it does leave me pondering the question…does the Queen of the Selfies do *anything* “away from the cameras”?

        • in a pickle

          She does appear to be wearing both finger and toe nail polish in a white/nude color. I don’t have a problem with nails and toes being without polish and often think polish looks tacky- so it’s possibly just a personal aesthetic thing.

  • MM4321

    Uh, T&Lo, please don’t do this to us again. We are all friends here, right? Right??

  • MK03

    “Go on, try not to look at me. I fucking dare you.”

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    She manages to make Balmain look trashy. I guess that’s something.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Thankfully she can head directly to Burning Man without changing…

  • Elisabeth Ashley

    I thought she looked venue appropriate and nice? Can someone please explain why so many seem to dislike her?

    • Gracie82

      I wonder the same thing. She looks gorge, and if Beyonce wore this, it would be touted as a ‘fashion moment’.

      • Imasewsure

        No we wouldn’t… aside from the hideous shoes, this is purely FMO…

        • Gracie82


          • alyce1213

            For models only. Very editorial looks, best photographed and not worn IRL (in real life).

          • Gracie82

            Thanks, all I got when I googled that was ‘For Members Only’

          • Imasewsure

            It’s one of our Bitter Kitten shortcut phrases… “For Models Only” and this outfit is definitely that!!

      • Kate

        Please, don’t you think the personality makes the clothes better? We are not talking about interchangeable mannequins. Beyonce is a living, thinking, creative person, an interesting person, who does interesting things. KK is a robot–I’ve seen exactly one, that is *one* facial expression. She is not interesting, or creative, nor does she appear to have a single thought in her head. She is the epitome, the essence, the ultimate commercial creature. She is gross. She offends me.

        • Gracie82

          No, I honestly dont see the difference. If someone looks nice, they look nice. What does their personality have to do with it? And if you think Beyonce isnt a ‘commercial creature’, you are kidding yourself.

          • boweryboy

            A person’s presence can make all the difference in what they’re wearing. It’s about how you carry yourself, how you present yourself, how the clothes fit your body, and most definitely your personality.

            We all know how Kim initially *ahem* presented herself to the world, so that does carry over to how a lot of people react to her. If you’re a fan of her and whatever she does (I still don’t know what that is) more power to you. To each his own.

          • Skippymom1

            Yes Beyonce is a commercial *success – but that is because she has talent and intelligence, not to mention taste and class. I cannot think of one instance of those things in Kim, unless you count “getting married more than once and having other people pay for it” a talent.
            She does have a beautiful face, no denying, but the old saying “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear” hold true.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Kim Kardashian does have a beautiful face, and she certainly has the means to borrow/buy fashion that would showcase her body and present her better than she chooses to do. Cleavage bearing,very body conscious clothes seem to be her chosen look. Her choice, but here she looks overexposed and sadly tacky.

          • Skippymom1

            This. I have three girls [25, 22 and 17] with completely different body types, but want to all wear the lastest fashions and share. Although they don’t have the means to buy/borrow high end looks I have always told them “You have to dress to body type.” What looks good on the model thin sister, doesn’t look good on the daughter that was blessed in the chestier area. One has short legs and can’t wear short skirts like her other two leggy sisters.
            This is why I don’t understand why KK has such a hard time showing her assets in a flattering light. Besides the stylists, doesn’t she have a mom? Oh, wait. . . .

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Mother Kardashian could be a part of the problem. Did you see the younger daughters from her marriage to Kris Jenner-such adult, sexy choices for a couple of teens. Back to Kim-Kim’s an adult and if she wanted to she could begin moving in a different direction with her fashion choices if she wanted to to. I wonder whether Kanye is involved in these looks. Whatever, it’s tacky-I don’t care if it’s Balmain, it’s just not a flattering look. Okay, I”ll go back to yelling at those darn kids to get off my lawn!.

          • Kate

            Kim *is* the product. Beyonce produces music, art, dance, theatrical concerts. Kim produces nothing. She is the processed cheese of the entertainment industry.

    • Kate

      Really? You don’t know why people dislike her? She looks nice? Really? You think she looks nice?

      • Elisabeth Ashley

        Uh yeah I do.. And answering a question with four more questions really doesn’t get us anywhere…

        • Are we supposed to be going somewhere?

          • Elisabeth Ashley

            Oh dang TLo replied to my comment, Ima just quietly turn down then lol…

        • Little_Olive

          I’m gonna stick my nose in here and say you are entitled to think she looks good (I’m not sure “nice” is the appropriate word). But then you are not entitled to take offense in someone else’s answer when they think differently. Knowing the subject matter, @Kate’s reply is only mildly sarcastic.

    • ACKtually

      I liked it too. It’s different and attention seeking, but it is not what she usually wears. I like her hair like that and if my boobs did that I would show them off all of the time too!

    • James

      If you have to ask….

    • alyce1213

      Maybe when her book, “Selfish,” is released, the answers may be revealed.

      • demidaemon

        Is this a thing? Tell me it’s not a thing. Please.

        • alyce1213

          I hate to break it to you. She went on the morning news last week and talked about it — a book of her selfies, many “never-before-seen.” Seriously.

          • demidaemon

            I was afraid you were telling me the truth. Excuse me while I go bludgeon myself.

  • Imasewsure

    That skirt is so cute and her makeup is really nice.. shame about the rest (and at first glance in the screen shot, I thought Steven Tyler had truly grown ginormous man boobs). Wow this is awful….but that skirt…..

  • alliekat9090

    The poor thing. She tries so hard to be edgy. She can wear a 100K haute couture Chanel gown and still look like a cheap sack of potatoes. Everything she puts on looks like it came from Walmart.

    • conlakappa

      Or Frederick’s of Hollywood when it tries to diversify its look.

  • txngyrrl

    I thought she should at least wear some striking lipstick. Then I realized that would distract away from the decolletage.

  • DKBB

    I was wondering who stole my placemats.Those shoes look like a macrame project gone feral.

  • Joanna

    That outfit is wholly unattractive to anyone who wears it. Regardless, I am soooooo bored of looking at KK’s tits.

  • GeoDiva

    An homage to silicon.

  • Evil Edie

    The hair and makeup look fab. I like the “underdone”* look for her face. From the neck down the outfit gives her the shape of a harpy.

    *recently I experimented with a ” no makeup” look. After the contouring, highlighting, foundation, eye-shadow, blush and lip color I was wearing more makeup in everyday life than ever before.

  • Laylalola

    I have never seen a top that allows a woman to expose so much boobage while completely restricting her arms.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    How horrible and awkward looking. The whole thing is really ugly.

  • H2olovngrl

    I’m pretty sure this is what you wear as a cover up on a beach in St. Tropez, not to the VMA’S.

  • SistaT

    I like it. It looks like it’d be terribly uncomfortable but I think it’s interesting and though she isn’t at all the first person alive with breasts, hers look great.
    BTW, I don’t think her toenails are unpainted. I think they’re painted a milky white.

  • LibKat

    She paid a lot of money for those, so she is going to get the wear out of them. She doesn’t care if everyone else in the world is tired of seeing them.

    And, man, that’s an ugly outfit.

  • deech_sea

    Egads! I give you permission to ignore her if you want to. I feel confident that no one will think the worse of you. On the contrary…

  • Edward Thomas-Herrera

    If you’re going to wear that shit, the least you could do is STAND UP STRAIGHT!

  • AMartel

    Gypsies, tramps and thieves. And boobs.

  • conlakappa

    Dreadful. Technically, the way she has those things out there all the time at events, can their inflation be considered a business expense? Am I talk about the lips or the boobs? I don’t think it matters.

  • NBG

    Is it wrong that I am craving a burrito after seeing this?

    P.S. And the award from ugliest shoes in the history of the world goes to….

  • Garcia Loca

    Macrame shoes! The dress barely works on the model, but is straight-up hiddy on Kimmy. Say what you will, at least she used to know how to dress for her shape. What happened?

  • Sad, sad, sad…not just her…but the money and power whores… AW along with the rest of the people that continue to validate and promote her all for the mighty $$$$.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Sad, indeed.

  • jen


  • Kaonashi

    Tacky as usual. Which is a shame because I really like the pattern on the dress.

  • Kathie

    I can’t with this.

  • Terri Terri


  • KayEmWhy

    I’m glad my mother never dressed or thought of dressing like this. I feel sorry for poor North when she grows up. Skank mommy

  • FoxInSocks

    Gah. The cover of Vogue, and the pages of “Macrame Fun: Outfits for the Whole Family!”

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Oh, look. Some peasant girl stole a poncho off The Man With No Name. You can tell she was in a hurry after she took it, since she didn’t have time to comb her hair.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    This woman is the living, breathing version of an inflatable party doll.

  • Skippymom1

    Is this not the perfect example of “the Emperor has new clothes”? Lacking the whole completely naked thing, of course.

  • ojosazules

    Can the poor thing move her arms without the whole thing going terribly wrong?

  • Adrianna Grężak

    The dress really is more interesting than the majority of what I’ve seen from this year’s VMAs so far. It’s a shame she had to pull all the attention from the design onto her breasts

  • Amílcar Castaneda

    She looks like a warrior… Just lost the war with the hair!

  • Joanne Abrams


  • spirit52

    All this outfit is missing is a few feathers, and she could go as a dream catcher for halloween

  • is that made of macaroni? with macrame booties? nice tits…

  • yulaffin

    Where’s the rest of the outfit?

  • Qitkat

    Does anyone else think that this woman is not happy? I kind of hope she doesn’t read the internet.

  • Vegas Girl

    I detest everything this woman stands for, and even I feel sorry for her looking at these. She looks tired and burnt out. I think she lives in real fear of becoming irrelevant (and I don’t actually think she is relevant now, but that’s another debate) and her death grip on pop culture is slowly eating at her sanity.

  • Mothra

    She looks like a frumple.

  • YeahYeahFashion

    I will give her this – she laughed during that comedian’s skit as Kanye saying she was “the smartest person on the planet” so she’s got SOME humor about herself. Love the hair & shoes. The dress looks great on her too. It’s much better than the Balmin Chanel Iman had to wear.

    • boweryboy

      Was the camera on her? Because if it was she would have to laugh or else be labeled a poor sport.

  • Suse

    Her boobs are absolutely hideous ~ shiny and plasticized and asymmetrical. Plus she’s developing hammer toes and better see a podiatrist soon.

  • CPK1

    Her delusion (and that of her husband) that she might be some kind of fashionista fills me with amusement. Of all the hilarious things about her look I think the facial expression wins.

  • nancymae

    Her face looks beat and not in the fierce Nina Flowers way. Nori must have worn her out for leaving the house like this.

  • PinkyK

    Sometimes I wonder if she owns a full length mirror…. What am I saying!?! Of course she does, DUH! What she NEEDS is someone to tell her, no it’s ugly and makes you look like a resident of Munchkin Land!

  • BookManFilm

    blow up sex doll wrapped up in a rug found on the roadside -and that is NOT a compliment.

  • Laura Livingston

    Mammary and Macramé, coming soon to a K-Mart near you!

  • fromanotherplanet

    Fix it Jesus

    • Bukini Rain

      Jesus has bigger issues smh.


  • Kirstin McAulay

    Sexy native halloween dress up from dodgy costume website…

  • cocohall

    The tribal print is striking, as are the colors. You really don’t need a set of massive boobs to attract attention to yourself if you are going to wear this sort of thing. It is an interesting choice as she often favors monochrome outfits. In general, this is a look that makes more sense for an editorial than an award show. But I will give her credit for taken the road less traveled by. There was a whole Michael’s store of sequins deployed by the other ladies.

  • Mr. J.

    “I come from the Planet Ugh. WORSHIP ME!”

  • Jessie Melcher Brown

    I get the feeling she traded one control freak (her Mom) for another (Kanye). Maybe someday she’ll get to find out who Kim is.

  • Man Dala

    One basic rule: mouth smaller than face.

  • Clash D

    My heart weeps for that Balmain. I don’t think it ever imagined to be worn by Kim K.

  • lilibetp

    Is it just me, or do her eyes look dead?

    • Peeve

      I think her eyes almost always look dead!

  • E M

    This kim kardushain broad is one helluva woman! wow wot a knockout!

  • ailujailuj

    In protest against anything and all kardashian… I’m not going to post. FUCK THEM. GET OFF MY COMPUTER SCREEN.

    • How’s that working out for you?

      • ailujailuj

        (fanning myself—what’s the verklempt term for near-postal?) whatever it is… it’s plagued me nearly full-time and I’m growing hairs on my chin, that’s how it’s working out. This is the reason people drink, I tell ya. My morning newspaper (webpage) and english muffin time and shopping (online) time is ruined daily with their drastic mugs. I can’t even avoid them in my own town—and I might as well live in mexico I’m so near the end of civilization. Why? oh why were they invented? Genius marketing, true and I’ll take that outfit’s number. But what will it take to let the air out of those gas bags??? jesus, please hear us.

  • demidaemon

    Well, I am damn tired of seeing her tits and porno face. GO. AWAY.

  • Chester Desmond

    She obviously wanted to look like Shite.

  • formerlyAnon

    All I can think of is a hoochie-fied 1970s Buffy St. Marie. And since Ms. Kardashian is light-years more conventionally attractive* than Ms. St. Marie, she should be concerned.

    *Caveat: 1970s Ms. St. Marie, was, however, IMO light years sexier and more attractive (as in “drawing others to her”) than Ms. Kardashian. Make no mistake.

  • aurumgirl

    Okay, just for the sake of clarification: Those are macrame sandals, are they not? And the “fabric” of whatever it is she’s wearing–that’s a replication of native quill work, isn’t it? I just need to know.

  • webslice33

    she looks like she’s freshly effed!

  • docholly

    butchered alpaca rug from Bolivia – tho Pottery barn place mats works too

  • mdcoon127

    “Look world, my grandma knitted my F-Me heels!”

  • I feel disgusted with myself for clicking on this link.

  • Autumn Jade Young VanEtten

    She’s too short to wear 98% of the stuff she’s been wearing (white Balmain dress with gladiator heels, white choker and cuffs…..blech). This dress isn’t THAT bad, but it would’ve been nicer with those gold chain heels or a nude platform. These dark heels make her short, stumpy legs look shorter and stumpier. I wonder if she thinks that if she wears enough balmain, they will use her as a model