Kim Kardashian declares 2021 Met Gala look: ‘What could be more American than a head-to-toe T-shirt?’
Kim Kardashian definitely knows how to get people talking.
On Monday, the 40-year-old reality star made headlines after she appeared at the 2021 Met Gala in a black Balenciaga look that covered her from head to toe… literally! The outfit included a face covering with a hole for her long, sleek ponytail; a long T-shirt dress; gloves; leggings; and pointed heels. Her look has stunned many fans and on Tuesday, Kardashian decided to address speculation about the look.
“What could be more American than a head-to-toe T-shirt?!” she captioned an Instagram post.
Celebrity friends and fans took to the comments to share their thoughts on the look, which was a mix of confusion and admiration.
“Harddd,” Travis Barker said.
“How you’re the most talked-about person at an event and no one can see you? THAT’S LEGENDARY,” wrote one fan.
“I’ll never understand this look,” admitted one user.
“What’s the point of wearing makeup if your whole head was covered?” someone wondered.
“I could think of many other things,” added another person.
At this year’s gala themed “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” Kardashian was joined by a man who was also completely dressed in the same attire. Many have speculated that the unidentified man could be estranged husband Kanye West and that the outfits would be promoting the rapper’s latest album. Thursday.
Twitter had fun with Kardashian’s daring look, sharing memes comparing her to dementors from the Harry Potter franchise and the Grim Reaper of the Sims video games.
“I SHOUT THIS KIM KARDASHIAN EDIT,” one user wrote in a meme.
“Kim K showed up in my Sims backyard after I pulled the ladder out of the pool,” another person tweeted.
This is far from the first time Kardashian has made headlines for a Met Gala look. In 2019, she wore a form-fitting nude beaded dress and a corset that made her waist look ultra-thin. She later told the Wall Street Journal“I’ve never felt such pain in my life. I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off — the indentations on my back and my stomach.” She had also revealed that she had to take corset breathing lessons just to wear the outfit.