Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala moments! A look back at every outfit the star has worn on the red carpet – as fashion’s biggest night approaches

Kim Kardashian has made some striking fashion statements at the annual Met Gala in New York City over the years.
During her first year (2013) at the splashy, star-studded event she had on a tight floral-print dress that made the most of her very pregnant belly as she posed with Kanye West.
Later she would be seen in a gold column dress, a silver suit that made her look like a robot, a see-through lace wonder and a dress that came in so tight she had to wear a waist trainer for weeks beforehand.
In 2021 she covered her face with black cloth in a shocking move as she shared she had a full face of makeup on underneath for some reason.
In 2022 the siren slipped into Marilyn Monroe’s old Happy Birthday Mr President gown as she was seen with boyfriend-at-the-time Pete Davidson.
The Met Gala returns on May 6 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City with co-chairs Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, Chris Hemsworth and Bad Bunny.
The 2024 Costume Institute exhibition, titled Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion, will feature approximately 250 items drawn from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection.
Here is a look back at the looks The Kardashians star has tried out during the most important night in fashion.
2013  – GIVENCHY
Her first time at the Met Gala was for PUNK: Chaos to Couture in 2013. She was pregnant with North and wore a floral print dress from Givenchy.
The California native said that she was not invited but rather was Kanye West’s plus one.
Sadly, after the gala she ‘cried’ because she was so insecure about everything, she has said.
‘2013 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. I was Kanye’s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol. I did my own lipstick & the color is so off. I went home & cried after of insecurity but this is one of my fave looks now,’ said the TV vet.
2014  – LANVIN
In 2014, Kim had on a blue strapless Lanvin outfit as Kanye had on black.
The theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion.
The daughter of Kris Jenner said it was the first time she had been invited on her own.
‘My dress was originally made of this amazing leather with metallic detailing,’ Kim said earlier. ‘But we decided at the last minute to redo it in blue satin.’
2014 - LANVIN
2014 – LANVIN
She wore a very sheer and sexy lace and net gown by Roberto Cavalli for the May 2015 event.
Her jet-black hair was slicked back and she modeled huge diamond earrings.
And the star posed with rapper husband West, who went with a black suit and boots.
The theme was celebrating China: Through the Looking Glass.
2016 – BALMAIN
Kardashian tried out silver at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology in 2016.
She wore Balmain, a shimmery silver dress that looked like a futuristic gown with a slit up the side. West was in the same designer.
She said: ‘2016 Olivier Rousteing for Balmain. I was back to insecure this year because I hadn’t lost all of my baby weight.
‘Big mistake to bleach the brows but Kanye looked so good this year with those blue eyes! It was super controversial that he wore denim.’
Earlier she had noted: ‘I thought Balmain was the perfect choice for me and Kanye, especially. I think Kanye’s look is a little bit more downplayed with the denim mixed with all the Balmain bling.’

2016 - BALMAIN
2016 – BALMAIN
In 2017 the theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between.
The Selfish author had on a white Vivienne Westwood off-the-shoulder dress with no jewelry and strappy heels.
In the bus ride to the event she had to stand up so the dress would not wrinkle and she said she was already sweating and had to use the bathroom because she was so nervous.
The pal of Paris Hilton said, ‘2017 Vivienne Westwood.
‘This was my first year going solo. I was so nervous to go by myself I almost threw up on the way & I had to pee every second.
‘I was FaceTiming my sisters to meet up at the top of the stairs. Vivienne made me this beautiful dress from her archive.’
2018 – VERSACE
Kim attended the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala alone in 2018.
She said this gold mesh Versace dress fit her like a ‘glove.’
Kardashian added, ‘I knew exactly what I wanted and was most confident this year. 90’s, chainmail, sexy and simple.’
She looked sensational with her hair partially up with a long curl down her chest. She added a cross necklace with diamonds to match the cross on her dress.

2018 - VERSACE
2018 – VERSACE
Kardashian was in a wet look for Camp: Notes on Fashion in 2019.
She had to wear a waist trainer to get her midsection as small as possible to pull off this Thierry Mugler dress.
The look was supposed to be ‘wet’ which is why she had crystals that looked like raindrops coming off of her.
Her hair also looked wet as she had oiled skin with shimmering eye shadow and a glossy lip.

Kim shocked fans when she wore a head to toe black look that covered her famous face in 2021.
Later the red carpet fixture said that she was fully made up under that face sock which seemed like a lot of effort for no payoff.
Turns out, it was not her favorite move.
‘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?’ she told Vogue.
‘But Demna [Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s creative director] 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.”‘

2021 - Sister Kendall Jenner, left, stole the show in GIVENCHY
2021 – Sister Kendall Jenner, left, stole the show in GIVENCHY
Kim stunned fans when she wore an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress — the same one the movie star wore in 1962 when she wished President John F. Kennedy a happy birthday at Madison Square Garden.
The star lost 16 lbs. within three weeks to fit into the dress that she had borrowed from Ripley’s.
Her blonde hair was slicked back and she added a white fur jacket.
And there was another accessory: her boyfriend at the time, SNL star Pete Davidson.
‘To me it was like, “OK, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that is acceptable,”‘ she later explained to The New York Times. ‘Even Renée Zellweger gained weight for a role. It’s all the same to me.’

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