Kim Kardashian in Givenchy at the LACMA Art + Film gala: tragic or cute?


There was some amazingly bad style on display at Saturday night’s LACMA Art+Film Gala. This year’s LACMA gala honored James Turrell And Alejandro Inarritu and they got a really good turnout, tons of A-listers and big-name fashion girls. They also got Kim Kardashian. Kim has attended the LACMA galas in the past, usually with Kanye West. Kanye wasn’t there this weekend though, so Kim’s date was Riccardo Tisci. She also had to pose with Naomi Campbell, because that’s life and Kim would have been honored to get a face full of Naomi’s phone. Kim was also one of the few women not wearing Gucci – Gucci was a co-sponsor of the event! Still, Kim wore Givenchy, because of course. And it was absolutely a tragedy, so much so that I actually feel sorry for her. I hate what Tisci does to her when she’s pregnant.



More photos… here’s Jared Leto in Gucci. His hot pink satin blouse matches his janky pink dye job. Otherwise, the suit itself is nice.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham in his-and-hers Gucci. A lot of women were wearing this shade of pink because Gucci is trying to make this shade “happen.” What would you call it? Cotton candy pink? Bubble gum pink? Whatever it’s called, it’s a difficult color to wear because it doesn’t really read as sophisticated, you know?


Reese Witherspoon in the most basic black dress you’ve ever seen. I actually like Reese in very clean, minimalist styles, but this is TOO simple.


Saoirse Ronan in a Gucci mini. She’s so pretty and she’s transitioned from child actor to mature actor flawlessly. She comes close to pulling this off. I would have liked to see fewer wrist ruffles, I guess.


Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    My God Kim, just when you think it can’t get any worse …
    I mean, how can you stand in front of a mirror and think that looks good?
    I don’t get it …

    • Lovely says:

      Kim’s yes people and friends secretly hate her. No other explanation.

      • Anna says:

        How does this even qualify as “secretly”? PEOPLE HAVE EYES! THERE ARE MIRRORS!
        I cant… I just cant. I am not even a KK fan, but I just feel terrible for her

      • jwoolman says:

        Yes, my first thought was that the designers of the awful clothes she wears just hate her and are trying to make her look stupid. She just hasn’t figured out yet that they are trying to humiliate her. Or else she has, which would be even sadder. Maybe she’s just stuck going along with Kanye’s delusions as long as he’s useful to further her ambitions. The man just seems to have zero fashion sense plus grandiose ideas that are part of his illness.

      • NeNe says:


    • Nicolette says:

      Don’t get it either but honestly the same could be said of many of the fashion choices at this event. When you have access to the finest designers how can so many wind up looking hideous?

      • Mare says:

        Occasionally others have worn clothing that doesn’t do anything for them. Kim consistently wears horrible clothes to red carpet events and just walking around town.

      • snakecharmer says:

        yeah bc rosies outfit looks like it came from a wild west saloon in gold rush era tombstone arizona. that dress is so busted, it makes kim look like a cutting edge fashionista…

    • Mia V. says:

      The worst part is: it’s Givenchy, it’s “couture”.

    • Sarah (another one) says:

      Nobody does anything to Kim. She is a grown woman and can say no at any point in time.

    • snap says:

      Why didn’t Kim just wear the dress she wore at her mother’s 60th b-day bash??? WHY? Why? Whatever she’s wearing on the top pic is lingerie…Kim: lingerie is to be worn at the comfort of your home, when no cameras are rolling…when you’re having a “Kenny and me” PRIVATE moment…i don’t want to see your bits girl…gosh!

      • SKF says:

        You know what’s crazy? The dress she wore to her mum’s birthday was Marchesa. That’s right, Marchesa, of all labels, has done the best job of dressing pregnant Kim by a mile. The world is a Topsy Turvy place! This lace monstrosity is just… My god!

  2. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    Team Tim Gunn

  3. cleveland girl says:

    Kim looks like she is holding her baby in so it won’t fall out on the red carpet

    • Tate says:

      That was my exact thought when I first saw the pic.

    • Lakemom says:

      Or run away in humiliation….

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Holding the baby in while hiding her lady bits that are exposed by that excuse for a dress.


      • Lirko says:

        Truly truly vulgar. The dress, the poses, the fact that she still has this compulsion to put her heavily pregnant body on display… It’s just disturbing.

        Many pregnant women are very sensual without wearing see through frocks and tiny undergarments. This look is so over the top, it just goes to show what a one trick pony this woman is. ‘I am half naked in public, therefore I am” is all she’s got. It kinda makes me feel sorry for her… Almost.

      • zinjojo says:

        Vulgar is exactly the right word for this horrible piece of lingerie that should never exist.

        What’s with the satin loincloth that looks like it was stitched on to hide her biscuit?

        This may be her worst dress ever, and that’s saying something. Gah, it so, so bad, I just can’t get over it.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      At first I thought, “Egads! Belly cupping in that thing no less!” But then I looked again and she’s doing in every picture, so now I’m thinking, something was wrong with the crotch….of the dress….not her…..well, maybe that too.

      • Jag says:

        I think she does it so that if people don’t know she’s pregnant and see the pictures, they won’t think she’s just fat.

        She looks absolutely horrible. How could a designer even think that “dress” looks good on anyone?

    • Sumodo1 says:

      No way she makes it to December. No way

      • SydneySnider says:

        But she MUST hang on! It has been decreed by Yeezy that this special child be born on Christmas Day, and so it must be.

  4. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Riccardo Tisci must hate her, that is the only way to explain this.
    If your sitting room window is in mourning that is the net curtain you hang up, otherwise no, just no.

    • Laura says:

      That’s hilarious!!

    • Beatrice says:

      Yes–Riccardo always dresses her in the most awful fashions and she never catches on to the game. However, this one takes the cake–tacky and obscene. I always imagine that Riccardo and Kanye are crooning to her “Darling, it’s you! You look fabulous–you’ll be the most sexy, hot pregnant woman in history.” Yeah, one wrong move away from exposing her lady bits.

    • Kat Matz says:

      Totally agree that Ricardo Tisci hates her! Remember what he put her in for the Met Gala the last time she was pregnant? He hates that his boyfriend has a baby mama, so he dresses her like that, and she’s too dumb to get it!

  5. swack says:

    Why would you think the outfit Kim was wearing was even appropriate to wear out of the house, pregnant or not? Said this on the JLaw story – So over the see through dresses with only the lady bits covered or the fact that the outfit would look better without the see through aspect.

  6. NewWester says:

    Why does Riccardo hate Kim so much? No words to describe that dress.
    I would love to know what Naomi thinks of Kim and the dress she is wearing

    • Josephine says:

      Naomi’s dress looked really modern and flattering. Too bad we couldn’t see more pictures of her.

      As for Kim, humiliation is how she makes money, so this outfit is not the least bit surprising. But you gotta feel for someone who had to hold her hand in front of her pelvis all night long.

    • Shambles says:

      Why does Ricardo hate Kim so much, you ask?

      Because Kim is his Boo’s “official” girl. Jealousy manifests itself in the form of passive-aggressive styling.

    • Hadleyb says:

      I don’t think he hates her. They both know she is just a beard and Kanye isn’t in love with her.

      I think they are all too arrogant and think everything they do is fabulous. The designers and Kim and her family.

  7. astrobiologiste says:

    Kaiser, i know this is convention in the US, and probably a style convention of the blog and i’m probably the only one bothered by it, but Iñarritu’s full name is Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu. Gonzalez is the paternal last name, and Iñarritu is the maternal last name. In Mexico we use both.

    I think some media here have used Iñarritu alone after the first mention in a story—although it is not the “main” last name, it would be the more unusual and distinctive.

    Truth be told, this is the only thing that has ever bothered me in your very enjoyable blog. I didn’t want to post a comment publicly, but could not find a way to send you a more private message. Thank you.

    • Kitten says:

      Are you saying that it’s not appropriate to call him anything other than his full name? Genuinely asking as I often refer to him as Iñarritu.
      If that is impolite/incorrect then I’ll be sure to correct it going forward.

      • jwoolman says:

        Don’t know if this is true for him and his particular country, but typically I’ve seen the paternal name (not the maternal name) used for short if the full last name isn’t used. So Gonzalez would make more sense as the short form. But the full last name would be less confusing for English-speaking readers and you can’t go wrong with that. Just think of it as a hyphenated last name without the hyphen.

        But the best thing to do is to try to figure out what name he really uses in his work. Maybe he’s decided to use his mother’s name professionally when not using the full name?

    • Chaucer says:

      Thank you, I noticed this as well. To me, it seems like the equivalent of chopping off the first part of a hyphenated last name.

    • Mean Hannah says:

      It’s a U.S. thing – they see his three names and assume that third (and last) name is the surname. Right out of college, I got a job as an assistant at an artist management company. One of the first things I did was to fill out visa applications for one of our artists who was Chilean. No one showed me how to do it and I didn’t know that her mother’s last name, the “last” name on her Chilean passport, is not the “official” last name, and her visa got delayed and she almost didn’t make her trip. I begged and begged the good people at the Brazilian embassy and they took pity on me and expedited the process.

    • Chem says:

      I hope his speech at the LACMA was more discussed, it was great and talked about Trump on SNL.

  8. smcollins says:

    Oh, Kim, no no no no no! You looked so pretty for your mother’s party, and now you’re back to this: ugly, tacky, ill-fitting outfit; slicked down hair with the center part; and a gd choker! It was nice while it lasted, even if it was only for one night. Ugh.

    • jwoolman says:

      Yes, I was surprised to see how good Kim and the others looked at the Gatsby-themed party. I think it was because the fashions were all vintage. It’s modern designs that seem too often problematic. Maybe because they try to show too much either with see-thru or tightness? Or they’re just out of good ideas.

      • Hadleyb says:

        They were real vintage or vintage inspired? I don’t see how any of them really fit into anything vintage save for kendall because usually vintage is so very small and petite.

        The people and sizes were much much smaller back then.

      • jwoolman says:

        Hadleyb- I meant the style by vintage, not the age of the clothing…. Sorry, I might have misused the word (my favorite designer is eBay, so I’m not very knowledgable in this area!). They were wearing clothes in styles supposedly popular in the 1920s, which suited them very nicely. Have no idea where they got them or how old the clothes were.

        Not everybody in the past was tiny, though. I’ve seen pictures from the early part of last century, and there were plenty of larger people. Women then, as now, often did put on weight as they aged and the upper crust still was fashionably dressed regardless of size. It was a lot easier because they typically had clothes made to fit them rather than trying to fit into something already made. Altering clothing to fit was common, also. In old magazines I’ve seen pictures of frameworks made to fit dresses on during construction, with dimensions equal to the person’s measurements. These apparently were fairly common in many homes (not just rich folk) until off-the-rack clothing became entrenched. Old tv shows from the 1950s and 1960s indicate that it was still common at that time for stores to provide alterations for both men and women. I do remember it used to be common to get shoes repaired even back in the 1960s or 1970s, but in more recent times that is rarely possible even if you can find someone who knows how because of changes in how shoes are made.

        I was recently looking at a magazine from the 1880s and they had pictures of the latest fashions of the day. I think Kim could look pretty normal in them! The magazine had an interesting article about professions for women also, and indicated that some households actually employed full-time seamstresses. I imagine that was the richer end of the spectrum, although maids and cooks were common even among the middle class. One woman wrote an article about how she furnished her new home on a very limited budget (100 British pounds) – including the servant’s room! So being on a tight budget to them did not mean being without hired live-in help…

      • SydneySnider says:

        I love your post, jwoolman! My sister, who’s a lot older than me, had one of those dressmaker’s forms (and might still have it), as she used yo make all her own clothes, and those of her 4 children and husband, even up until the ’80s. I’ve seen them used as designer ornaments in studios, fancy apartments etc.

        We used to have a few lasts, in different sizes, as my father and mother often repaired our shoes. Now, one of my nephews collects them. Here in Australia, we’re lucky enough to still have (cobblers) shoe repairers in most large shopping centres. They usually also provide key cutting services, engraving, knife and scissors sharpening, bag repairs and/or shortening watch bands and replacing batteries.

  9. andrea says:

    jesus – i am an absolutely not conservative european woman, but kim´s dress is almost obscene!

  10. Dita says:

    Sweetie…Darling…. please stop wearing fug clothes.

  11. snusnu says:

    She looks like she snatched drapes from a brothel and hoola-hooped them around her body.

  12. Danielle says:

    Why is her hand resting on her crotch in all of those pictures. Weird. As for the dress…honestly, she’s worn worse. Off to see what jlaw wore.

    • SydneySnider says:

      I remember Kylie doing the same a few months ago at some event – in a white gown. Their clothes might not be as well made as they or we think.

  13. lower-case deb says:

    she was so great at the Roaring 20s party pictures yesterday and now look what happened!

    meanwhile, on news at ten: kim’s baby develops xray vision, gazes out of mother’s belly button out of the black doily curtains, sipping tea and humming to Adele anthems on an overcast day in LA.

  14. boredblond says:

    I wanted to start my day on a positive note..this sure makes it hard..oh, I know-Reese and Naomi look pretty good..really!

  15. ds says:

    I know it’s fun to say that Tisci hates her; it’s super funny gossip but, honestly, this woman does this to herself. It’s not Tisci’s fault that she decides to say: “yes this is amazing, I’m gonna wear it”. If I were her; I’d just say no.

    • Kitten says:

      It’s an old joke (and a classic one at that) but Kim isn’t the first one to be victimized by Tisci’s sheer pants, she’s simply the most famous one.

      I do think that it’s hard for Kim to go with anything other than “SEXAY!” for her clothing choices. While tragic for those of us forced to look at her, it’s no surprise that she would carry the trend of “more is more” into pregnancy as well.

  16. Dawn says:

    She is anything but cute. She looks horrid. She should be embarrassed. And she has to stop wearing her hair parted down the middle. It makes her look like a bull fighter and she has zero neck so that choker looks all wrong. That’s it.

  17. Nicolette says:

    Seriously what the hell is up with her? Is it that hard to put on something that looks good? She proved it could be done at PMK’s party and then she comes out in this. The hate from Ricardo is strong with this one.

  18. Jen says:

    Rosie’s dress: I’m gonna say “Dentyne” pink…

  19. lucy2 says:

    Kim’s dress is like an assault on the eyes. How embarrassing.

    I think Rosie’s color is called “early 80s pink”. My bedroom as a kid was that color. Now I kind of hate it.

  20. Antonym says:

    1 – Are my eyes deceiving me, or is Naomi’s dress sheer-ish as well?

    2 – I’d call that shade of pink ‘dusty rose’ (since you asked 😉)

    3 – I refuse to acknowledge the maternity negligée. Ugh! I just did, didn’t I?

  21. Lilacflowers says:

    The Kardashian aura of yuck. Vulgar. Tim Gunn says it all.

  22. Nancy says:

    Okay Meredith, I’m going to go to the contestant line for help on this one: Dialing Tim Gunn….hello Tim, tell me how do you think Kim Kardashian looked last night??? It’s for the game.

  23. snowflake says:

    Omg, wtf with Kim’s outfit?!! If you have to hold your hand on your crotch to keep from exposing yourself, its not the outfit for you. That outfit is horrible!!!

  24. Bitchy1 liners says:

    She must be trolling at this point.

  25. Maum says:

    At least wear a black bra!

  26. grabbyhands says:

    Hey Everyone!!!!

    Here is where my crotch is!!! This is where my baby is coming from!!!!

    -what I imagine Kim Kardashian is trying to silently say.

  27. kitty orchid says:

    Kim looks like a heavily pregnant hooker! This look is not sexy or attractive in the least, but it is utterly tasteless and disgusting!

  28. Tessa says:

    I was over bump gate, but her behaviour has reignited it in me… Sorry
    She hasn’t got pregnant thighs or swelling and the past few outings seem to be visibly moonbumpish. It doesn’t even match her neck Plus she’s working SO much. Oh and the jackets.. She didn’t do it with ignori . Covering straps?

    • prissa says:

      I totally agree @Tessa. I’m surprised more ppl haven’t commented about it. Her bump looks fake, it’s a different color than the rest of her body and where she is holding is where the rubber (or whatever moonbumps are made out of) would meet her mons pubis. I’m sure it’s not flush and probably sticks up a little so she has to hide it so it won’t be seen thru the sheer material.

      This lady’s existence is so weird.

    • fun factor says:

      I agree with you both about the bump. My friends were so sick of hearing me rant about how flat Kim’s belly looked at Kanye’s “fashion” show versus how huge and round she was in photos before that day and after. There was a recent article by a California doctor who admitted that he’s helped fake pregnancies for celebrities, and all I could think was KIM.

  29. Joni says:

    Everyone’s talking about her outfit but I’m more concerned about her face. Why does it look so horsey all of a sudden?

  30. Natalia says:

    Her stomach is a different color than the rest of her body.

  31. Sochan says:

    Kim gets what she deserves because she surrounds herself with people who tell her what she wants to hear. She’s like the naked Emperor every minute of every day. No substance, no self-awareness, no self-love, ZERO confidence. And this is the result. Yes, I do believe the people around her do not like her. She’s their Big Joke.

  32. realitycheck says:

    You can tell that she looks so insecure Herr. It shows through the pictures. Too bad.

  33. Mar says:

    Oh Kim, what were you thinking? This is not how to dress when you embrace your pregnancy! Rosie looks like Little Bo Peep.

  34. meme says:

    kim K. is gross. I will never feel sorry for her. she thinks she’s a fashionista. she is one gigantic fashion don’t.

  35. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    Kim’s face never ceases to confuse me. She was just at her mother’s birthday party looking kind of like her old circa 2010-2011 face, but yet here she is with what looks to be yet another new incarnation of it…and it’s really unattractive. Is her face stuck in that confused look? Or is this some new attempt by her to look fashion-forward, like the way she no longer smiles because she thinks that its cool?

    Everything this woman wears is tacky, tasteless, and hideously ugly.

    Somehow she has managed to let Kanye convince her that her personal style was unacceptable. I disagree. She knew how to dress for her body and actually knew what CASUAL was before his dumb ass took over her wardrobe. Some examples:

    Everything actually fit her before!!!

    • Megan says:

      Yep, totally agreed. Kanye is clearly controlling her wardrobe now, which involves high neck skin-coloured outfits which look ridiculous on her. She used to be hot, now she looks like a beached whale. I know she’s pregnant, but you can still look glam and stylish when you’re pregnant, especially with all of those stylists at your disposal. The only stylist she’s using right now is her stupid, clueless husband.

    • SydneySnider says:

      And not an iPhone in sight – let alone two! Her hair looked so much nicer, too, all loose and free-flowing.

  36. MoochieMom says:

    Choker away and I would go with daring. I’m starting to wonder fi the chokers are an ownership thing with Kanye. There should have been more coverage and less nude netting. This could have been a winner but it so failed.

  37. MrsBPitt says:


  38. Fluffernutter says:

    Did anyone else notice that Kim is not wearing a dress??? She’s wearing MF GAUCHOS. Dear lord.

    • Sunnyawesome says:

      I thought that too! Could it get any worse? Horrors!

    • Ennie says:

      hahaha they are pants!!!!!
      and with a big ol’e sticker on the navel! she shows all her whole preg body and hides the belly button, she should show her butt in that outfit if she is really that brave!

      • SydneySnider says:

        Right, so I wasn’t seeing things. It is a sticker. I recently saw a version of those lace trousers-bodysuit in a trashy lingerie shop. Ick. Fine for the boudoir, not for public display, and especially not a red carpet event.

  39. eo says:

    If you look up ‘schadenfreude’ in the dictionary this is the picture next to it.

  40. Jayna says:

    Why would a very short woman in the late stages of her pregnancy think showing her legs from the crotch down would be a good idea? She tries to keep her legs spread so they won’t look chubby but it just looks odd.

    Big fail.

  41. LAK says:

    Is she holding in the baby?

    • jwoolman says:

      She might just be very uncomfortable with the weight of baby+fluids in front right now and trying to support it while she’s standing. I don’t know why she couldn’t just sit down for the pictures, if she insisted on coming to this thing rather than staying home on the couch with her feet propped up….

  42. Katenotkatie says:

    I’m here for Saiorse! What a gorgeous and talented woman. I’ve been a fan of hers since Atonement- more Saiorse please!

  43. Velvet Elvis says:

    That outfit is appalling. Also, her face looks like a weird kabuki mask.

  44. Twinkle says:

    The greatest tragedy than any of the Greek tragedies combined. She really has body dysmorphic disorder. She thinks she is a tall drink of water like a model but she’s short, stubby, lumpy. Her neck is not made for chokers. It’s not an elegant, long, swan neck. Oy! Somebody needs to put her photo on a Glamour Don’t list.

  45. lucy says:

    Comparing the headshots of KK and Ben Affleck in side-by-side posts in today’s grid: very little difference!

  46. Joh says:

    Wonky eye in the making!

  47. Ennie says:

    Is her tummy going to fall off? why is she holding her heather parts while she poses?

  48. lile says:

    Neither “tragic” nor “cute” comes to mind when I look at that pic. “DESPERATE” is what jumps out at me.

  49. Debutante says:

    In the first picture, I saw Naomi Campbell, the designer, and an angry looking little man in drag ! Bad drag.

  50. Katie says:

    Kim’s outfit is disgusting. Have some class, woman. Just because your proud of your body doesn’t mean you need up go out dressed for the bedroom!