Kim Kardashian's Met Gala dress was inspired by Cher

The star revealed the surprising inspiration behind her Roberto Cavalli design.

Emma Akbareian
Tuesday 05 May 2015 14:04
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Kim Kardashian scored a real coup at last night's Met Gala - wearing the first gown designed by Peter Dundas since his return to Roberto Cavalli was announced.

The dress was a custom-made nude silk tulle creation embroidered with crystals, sequins and bugle beads and finished with a train of ivory ostrich feathers.

A sketch of the dress designed by Peter Dundas at Roberto Cavalli for Kim Kardashian

It wasn't just Kim afforded a Dundas/Cavalli makeover, husband Kanye West was also decked out in the label wearing a black velvet tuxedo teamed with a kimono style shirt.

A sketch of the suit designed by Peter Dundas at Roberto Cavalli for Kanye West

Kim revealed the surprising inspiration behind the gown when she shared an image on Instagram last night of Cher attending the Met Gala in 1974 wearing a similar style gown by Bob Mackie.

She posted the image with the caption:

"Tonight's inspiration! Cher at the 1st ever Met Gala! I just met her and told her this photo was my inspiration for my dress tonight! She is so beautiful! So happy I met her!"

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on hilst Kim didn't

Whilst Kim didn't quite opt for the same level of sheerness as Cher did, other stars were not so shy when it came to daring to bare - including Beyonce whose Givenchy gown left a smattering of crystals covering her modesty, and Jennifer Lopez whose Versace gown came with rather revealing cut-out sections.

Kim's Roberto Cavalli dress is undoubtedly an improvement on previous years, which have seen her slammed by fashion critics for her choice of a head-to-toe floral look by Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala.

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