Kim Kardashian admits she 'fought against' that bizarre face-covering from Met Gala 2021

Kim Kardashian says she 'fought against' the Balenciaga look and explains what really happened behind the scenes

Kim Kardashian returns to her hotel on November 03, 2021 in New York City.
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Kim Kardashian 'fought against' her all-black, face covering outfit worn at the Met Gala 2021. Although the star is known for pushing sartorial boundaries, she explains why the look was one step too far for her.

Kim Kardashian's Met Gala look split opinion, with some suggesting that the face-covering outfit was 'a bad dream.' Seemingly, according to the star herself, it was a bit of a nightmare for her too.

Speaking in an interview with iconic fashion magazine Vogue, she explained, “I fought against it. I was like, I don’t know how I could wear the mask. Why would I want to cover my face?” 

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Explaining the reasoning behind it, Kim said that Balenciaga's creative director Demna Gvasalia had a very clear idea in mind.

Kim said, "But Demna and the team were like, This is a costume gala. This is not a Vanity Fair party where everyone looks beautiful. There’s a theme and you have to wear the mask. That is the look.”

Kim Kardashian

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Discussing the look further with the publication, Demna explained that the mask was, “conceptually speaking, quite important." 

Despite many people assuming otherwise—the concept wasn't related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"People would know instantly it was Kim because of her silhouette," he added. "They wouldn’t even need to see her face, you know? And I think that’s the whole power of her celebrity, that people wouldn’t need to see her face to know it’s her.”


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There's no denying Kim's star power has changed the worlds of celebrity, fashion, and beauty. Alongside her famous siblings, the reality stars were one of the first celebrities who were, "famous for being famous."

Despite years of criticism from the general public, the fact is that the Kardashians have carved out incredibly successful careers. Their star power has made them big players in the fashion, beauty, and TV industries.

Although their original show has wrapped after several successful seasons, fans are gearing up for the Kardashians Hulu show, which will premiere April 14, 2022.

Aoife Hanna
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