Kim Kardashian's Met Gala look splits opinion—some think the face-covering outfit is 'a bad dream'

Kim Kardashian's Met Gala look has stunned fans as she wears a full-body Balenciaga black bodysuit that covers her face

Kim Kardashian's Met Gala
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Kim Kardashian's Met Gala 2021 outfit has divided fans as celebrities gathered to dress for the theme: Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kim arrived at the Met Gala 2021 last night in a black bodysuit that covered every inch of the star's skin. The custom bodysuit from Balenciaga featured pointed stiletto boots and a long split cape that cascaded out the back of the outfit.

Although her hair and make-up were not visible, the star wore a headpiece that gave the illusion her hair was styled in a long black ponytail style. 


Kim has been known for her bizarre looks at the Met Gala and over the past few months has increasingly been spotted in a variety of face-covering outfits. However, many fans were still surprised when they saw the SKIMS creator step out in such a daring outfit choice.

“Pls tell me Kim K isn’t wearing that #MetGala2021,” tweeted one fan. Another commented that the star looked very much like a popular creature from the Harry Potter series, “spot the difference, Kim Kardashian x Dementor #MetGala #MetGala2021.” 

Kim Kardashian's Met Gala Look

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Scott Disick who is the father to Kourtney Kardashian's children also took to Kim's Instagram to poke fun at her outfit. Scott compared the look to Batman as he commented, "Bruce Wayne," in the comment section of Kim's Instagram post.

Another fan asked Kim, "respectfully, what is going on?" While another commenter compared the star to a nightmare as they said, "Looking like a bad dream."

Some Twitter users even compared Kim's adventurous look to the monster featured in the Alien franchise.

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Later in the evening, after her red carpet appearance was captured, Kim was photographed leaving a hotel in a more dressed-down version of her costume. 

The star gave off superhero vibes as she took off her head covering but kept her eyes masked. She also ditched the dress that she wore on top of this outfit and opted to wear just the main black bodysuit aspect of her outfit.

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Among the other stars in attendance at this iconic event, Billie Eilish was also complimented for her red carpet look. 

The star oozed 1950's Hollywood glamour as she donned a peach Marilyn Monroe-inspired outfit with matching light blonde hair and diamond-encrusted jewelry. 

Billie Eilish was also the youngest ever co-chair for this event as she is aged just 19 years old. Timothée Chalamet, aged 25, Amanda Gorman, aged 23, and Naomi Osaka, aged 23, also joined her as chairs for the event.

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Naomi Osaka, the highest-paid female athlete on the planet, also delighted fans with her fashion-forward outfit that was designed by her own sister Mari Osaka in collaboration with Louis Vuitton.

The outlandish ensemble reportedly took inspiration from her Japanese and Haitian heritage and celebrated both of her cultural backgrounds.

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Also at the event was a selection of celebrities, from AOC to Cara Delevingne, who made political statements with their wardrobe choices.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's relationship was also on full display as the pair packed on the PDA on the red carpet at the Met Gala.

Laura Harman
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