Yes, we’re still talking about Kim Kardashian’s awful Givenchy dress at the Met Gala. Let’s call it “Givenchy-gate: Day 3”. I grew up thinking Givenchy was the pinnacle of couture, THE design house for the rich and beautiful and tasteful. But with so many famous fashion houses, Givenchy has been taken over by designers who simply want their work to be known, who want to simply get their designs on famous ladies. So it is with Riccardo Tisci, the current designer for Givenchy. Tisci is a close friend of Kanye West, and Tisci personally designed Kim’s Met Gala gown. He thought his design was gorgeous!
Why did designer Riccardo Tisci cover Kim Kardashian in flowers for the 2013 Met Gala? To celebrate her pregnancy, of course! In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, the Givenchy designer is defending the all-over flower dress he created for the pregnant reality star to wear on the red carpet at the May 6 Costume Institute Gala in New York City.
“She is a really good friend, and I am very happy she came to the Met for the first time. I love Kim,” Tisci told WWD. “Doing maternity was fantastic. I wanted to have a Kim Kardashian moment, because Kim always supports me.”
“She is the future wife of a really good friend of mine,” Tisci added about Kardashian’s boyfriend Kanye West. (Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries was finalized Apr. 19, but she has not yet announced an engagement to West.) “I wanted to have a moment of family . . . Kim, Kanye and the baby. It will be a family that I will be close to.”
And Tisci said that Kardashian, 32, gave him total control over creating her look for the Punk: Chaos to Couture theme dress.
“I have dressed many pregnant women in the past. People can say what they want. To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers,” he explained. “I think she looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.”
Though some critics were less than thrilled with the mom-to-be’s dress for the evening, a source told Us Weekly that Kardashian supported Tisci’s vision. “She loved the dress just the way Riccardo designed it for her,” the insider said. “His vision for her was a romantic Spanish theme with touches of boldness and punk.”
[From Us Weekly]
Eh. His defense of his dress was so personal, it’s hard to yell at him. It feels like he was genuinely trying to accommodate Kim and Kanye and he thought he made an interesting and beautiful dress for Kim. Sources claimed that Kim demanded sleeves be put onto the dress at the last minute, so maybe the original design wasn’t quite so… odd.
Other Kim news… Robin William tweeted this:
Which is pretty funny. And this week’s Life & Style cover story is all about how Kanye is trying to convince Kim to have the baby in Paris. A source claims, “Kanye wants the baby born in Paris. He would love the baby to have dual citizenship.” I thought that sounded funky, so I looked it up – France is not like America, a baby born of two foreign parents does not automatically get French citizenship. The baby has to grow up, reach adulthood, and then apply for French citizenship.
Kanye also (allegedly) wants to raise the baby in France and Kim is “refusing” because “It’s so important for her to be near her family and have the baby grow up around its aunts, uncles and cousins. There’s no way she’ll stop fighting Kanye on this.” Kanye has gone back on his agreement to only spend three months in Paris, and now he wants to move there permanently. Meanwhile, Kim wants to give birth in LA, using the same family doctor who delivered Kourtney’s babies. And Kris Jenner has already booked the room at Cedars and “paid the deposit”. Ha. Get used to LA, ‘Ye.
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