Kim Kardashian reveals why she wore grey cardigan to Met Gala after accessory confused fans

‘Girl, take this cardigan off’

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Tuesday 07 May 2024 14:49 BST
Stars walk Met Gala red carpet dressed for ‘Sleeping Beauties’ theme

Kim Kardashian has revealed why she wore a grey cardigan to the 2024 Met Gala red carpet after the accessory confused fans.

The Kardashians star, 43, arrived on the “green” carpet steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday 6 May for the Met Gala “Sleeping Beauties”. For the occasion, Kardashian, who debuted newly platinum locks once more, wore a corseted silver custom Margiela by John Galliano gown with a sheer mermaid-style metal lace skirt adorned with leaves and flowers.

However, it was Kardashian’s accessories that confounded viewers, as the reality star opted to cover her shoulders with a grey shrug, which she held closed across her chest.

On social media, the decision to pair the custom Met Gala look with the casual outerwear was met with confusion, with many wondering why Kardashian didn’t ditch the cardigan entirely.

“Take off the cardigan… it’s bringing the whole look down,” one person wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, while another said: “What’s the cardigan for?”

According to another critic, the cardigan didn’t “make any sense”. Others used the fashion moment to joke about their own wardrobe choices, with one person writing: “Me when I get home from clubbing and put my mom’s cardigan on while eating leftovers.”

Amid the online criticism over Kardashian’s sweater, she told Vogue during the Met Gala why she was wearing the accessory. She alleged that her look was inspired by the event’s dress code, “The Garden of Time.”

“This is like the wildest night of my life in a garden,” she said when describing the story of her outfit. “And I just ran out and grabbed my boyfriend’s sweater and threw it on. And had to get to work. My hair’s all messed up.”

However, multiple people on social media have still questioned if the cardigan was meant for the outfit in the first place. They wondered if something had happened to the dress, and that Kardashian was using the sweater to cover the wardrobe issue.

“The is something wrong with Kim’s dress, cause there is no way she is holding the cardigan or jersey even on the carpet,” one wrote.

“So… we can all see Kim Kardashian having to hold that cardigan in place right? Especially over her left (?) side? It’s also such a weird addition to the dress I feel like there was a wardrobe malfunction and this was a last-minute solution,” another tweeted.

A third added: “Oh my! Kim Kardashian’s looked gorgeous at the Met Gala… just wondering if she had a wardrobe malfunction... She could have had something else on the top to cover the problem... I don’t understand???? Why? She looked in pain!”

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Kardashian is not the only member of her family to grace the red carpet steps of the Met Museum, as she was joined at the gala by her mother Kris Jenner and her sister Kendall Jenner.

You can find all of the best dressed from the 2024 Met Gala here, and follow along with the latest updates here.

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