Kim Kardashian nailed it once again with her looks at the MET Gala. This year’s MET Gala theme was part two of In America: An Anthology of Fashion and the sub-theme was ‘gilded armor.’ We saw a lot of lace and nets, metallic finishes, corsets, and feathers this season. The MET is known to be the most prestigious night of the year because of its ‘invites-only’ status which really takes a lot to get in. Fans of the Marilyn Monroe documentary on Netflix are going absolutely crazy because of the dress Kim Kardashian wore, here’s why.
Kim Kardashian pulls a Marilyn Monroe at the MET
Kim Kardashian has been serving looks at the MET since the year 2013. She went there for the first time as a plus one to Kanye West and had killed it with her looks with a baby bump. Now, almost ten years later, the mom of four is proudly slaying on the red carpet.
For this year’s theme, she wore Marilyn Monroe‘s dress since it fits perfectly with this year’s theme. She also might have picked it following the rise in Marilyn’s popularity on the internet over the Netflix release of The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes. This was the photo Kardashian posted of herself in Marilyn’s dress.
Marilyn wore this dress in her infamous ‘Happy Birthday’ song that she sang for then-president John. F. Kennedy in 1962 at the Madison Square Garden. The dress was a custom Jean-Louis creation for Marilyn. The dress had thousands and thousands of hand-stitched crystals. It truly was a dress that fit aptly with Marilyn’s stature.
The blonde bombshell was known for her shimmery yet chic looks in the 1950s. She specifically chose dresses that were body-hugging and accentuated her hourglass frame. Her blinding aura that could easily shine through in any dull outfit, was played up by expensive designers, lighting up the entire red carpet.
All about MET
The MET ball is organized by the editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour. It is organized as a fundraising event for the costume department of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts – MET. At the MET, after the cocktail hour of seeing that year’s exhibition of costumes, guests go for the dinner hour, where they sit and eat dinner while watching leading musicians of the industry perform.
Most glamorous and popular artists go to the MET ball. Even though people missed the red carpet queen Zendaya, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, and Harry Styles, the artists who were in attendance didn’t let us miss their presence. Some of the artists to grace the MET Gala with their presence this year were, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Simone Ashley with the rest of Bridgerton’s cast, Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid, Shawn Mendes, Amy Schumer, and many more.