2016 MTV Video Music Awards: Kim Kardashian in Vintage John Galliano

Posted on August 29, 2016

Kim Kardashian attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

It’s a little sad that the celebrity and fashion press all ooh’d and aaah’d over this dress like it represented some major step forward for Kim’s style.

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Sure, it’s not the usual tired ol’ Balmain frock. And for Kim, this is downright blousy, we suppose. Unlike most of her style choices, this actually fits her the way it’s supposed to. And there’s a certain cachet among the fashionista set that comes when you opt for something vintage over something from the latest runway. We wouldn’t normally credit her with this kind of message-sending, but it’s probably notable that she chose a vintage Galliano for this night, since he’s such a figure of controversy even as his genius is considered inarguable. Whether intentional or not, it means something that she’s wearing this design while her husband, a figure of controversial genius, took the stage for five minutes of Trump-style megalomania and grudge-keeping.

So, fine. We guess it really is a more sophisticated choice than we’d normally expect from her. But she looks like she wore this in the shower. And genius or not, this is one Galliano dress that’s more tacky than chic. That skirt is kinda hiddy. We were about to ask “Who would want a string hanging from their crotch?” But we’re looking at the answer to that question.

 

Style Credits:
Vintage John Galliano Sheer Long-Sleeve Dress with Plunging Neckline and Drawstring Detailing
Manolo Blahnik Lace-Up Sandals

[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images]

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