Kim Kardashian in Westwood & no bling at the Met Gala: sad or simple?

The Met Gala 2017

We knew ahead of time that A) Kanye West would not attend last night’s Met Gala and B) Kim Kardashian would be attending solo. This was Kim’s first major event and major red carpet since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year. I mean, she’s been to a few premieres and events since then, but nothing on the scale of the Met Gala. In years past, Kim has gone all-out and she’s usually one of the most-discussed women of the gala (both good and bad). So, I had expectations. She was either going to completely nail it (low probability) or she was going to f–k it up completely and we could all yell at her.

Instead, Kim wore this Vivienne Westwood gown and it’s just… there. Like, it’s boring and nondescript and it doesn’t even look like a Westwood gown. Kim didn’t do bling either – I don’t think she wore any jewelry at all. I don’t blame her for that. The most notable thing about this look is that her face looks completely different/crazy.

The Met Gala 2017

Diane Kruger in Prada. Kruger is always a Met Gala attendee, just like she’s always at the Cannes Film Festival, which is going down in a few weeks. The month of May is full of events for which Diane needs at least a dozen major gowns and ensembles. This is the point I’m trying to make: I think her gowns got mixed up and this Prada was meant for Cannes. I would like this and I would enjoy it at a Cannes event. I don’t think it’s right for the Met Gala though. It’s too… uncontroversial. Too pretty. Too soft. Too girly.

The Met Gala 2017

The Met Gala 2017

Jessica Chastain also wore Prada and man, I kind of hate this. I love Chastain, I think she’s crazy talented, but I would love it if she fired everyone on her style team and hired all new people. Much like Kruger, I feel like this should have been worn at Cannes.

The Met Gala 2017

The Met Gala 2017

Photos courtesy of WENN..

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  1. Babs says:

    Boring dresses and no Kanye, fail all around.

    • Matomeda says:

      +1 she looks extremely underdressed.

    • Nicole says:

      A whole lot of yawn in this post.
      I get Kim not wearing jewelry as she said she is toning it down. But then I wish she DID go for a dramatic outfit to replace the lack of sparkle

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Actually, she looks (literally) overdressed. It’s a relief…

    • chaine says:

      she is wearing the dress Kendall should have worn.

    • uncle bob says:

      They’re all like Gunne-Sax knockoffs…

  2. pbn says:

    She didn’t follow the theme

  3. jwoolman says:

    Kim actually looks fine in that photo. Especially when you contrast it with the other bizarre outfits she’s worn in the past.

    • pbn says:

      She didn’t lol. Go read what’s the met Gala is about, and then, go read about this year’s theme. Rihanna is one of the few one who followed the rule. Kim missed it, as usual.

  4. Maria F. says:

    Kim looked okay. I like the fit of the dress. My issue is the colour and fabric. To me it looks like the muslin fabric one uses to make patterns…. so it somehow seems unfinished.

    That might also be due to the simple styling…

    • Josephine says:

      I kept thinking underboob sweat. That’s what it looked like to me.

    • LadyMTL says:

      To me it almost looked like an old-school nightgown, like a very boring Victorian-era nightdress or something like that. I didn’t hate it but I felt like it really did not work with the theme.

    • Emma33 says:

      She looked like she was heading off to a Jane Austen picnic. I think it’s the muslin…

  5. poop says:

    She looks fine, but why does she look like she’s aged 5 years out of nowhere? Did she lose a bunch of weight on her face?

    • detritus says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if she was actually, Kanye would be into this wouldn’t he? I’m so surprised he’s not here, it seems like his thing.

      • Lady D says:

        I saw a picture last night on DM of Kylie and Kanye was standing right beside her, in a black tux.

      • Lady D says:

        Turns out, I was wrong. I was looking at different pictures.

      • detritus says:

        i feel kind of bad for Ye. like this would be his big night out and i worry he’s still too sick to be out in public/crowds.

    • Bridget says:

      I think you’re giving her too much credit here.

    • Aysla says:

      But… all that it appears to have in common with that collection is the color white of that one dress? How is that anything at all? There is no similarity in shape or texture, styling or design. For me, any perceived homage is just a major reach.

      • Amy says:

        See, to me there’s definitely a similarity in shape. Those…things that the models are wearing, whatever they are, have a definite butt and boob shape a la Kardashian.

  6. MostlyMegan says:

    How on earth KimK got on the best dressed list from VOGUE itself for THIS nothing of a dress just makes me wonder about life, the universe and everything.

    • Josephine says:

      Country-bumpkin of a dress. And the length seems off.

    • senna says:

      She was in the slideshow; Tracee Ellis Ross was not. WTF is Vogue smoking? Kim and her dumb 70s nightie at this event with this theme is infuriating.

  7. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Sad AND simple !

  8. hnmmom says:

    Kim is morphing into young Cher more and more each day.

  9. QQ says:

    Snoozes.. With the additional thought Kim looks tight like meat wrapped in one of those butcher shops white papers they wrap and rewrap your meat in?

  10. Becky says:

    I think Jessica looks stunning, love the jewelry as well.

  11. detritus says:

    White dress is interesting, would be lovely at an award show.

    The material on Chastains dress is horrible. Like bottom barrel chiffon knock off. What I going on there? Even the beading is awful, it looks like a cheap bridal party gown. The cut is okay though.

    I miss Kim’s jewelry.

  12. Jenni says:

    KK looks like some dutch dairymaid. Moo.

    • Pandy says:

      Good one! She was dull per usual. I did really like Diane’s dress – so pretty. As is Jessica’s. I’m not really into the costume-y aspects of the gala, I prefer the gowns.

  13. catwoman says:

    One look at Kim’s dress and all I could think of was Giant Tampon.

  14. Lucy says:

    Honestly? I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I thought Kim looked great. Yeah, it doesn’t follow the theme, but still. Nice color, good fit, simple design…it was way better that what her sisters wore, that’s for sure.

  15. Swak says:

    While I understand not wearing a lot of jewelry, it doesn’t mean she shouldn’t wear some. A simple gold necklace (not a choker) would have been nice. Why is the dress bunching at the waist? Is it because the dress fits poorly or the material used?

  16. Adorable says:

    Sure it’s simple but with everything that’s happened to her I also find this look on her a little sad…I’m not the biggest fan of hers but I find criticism on her overboard & just overzealous really…I think after the whole robbery thing she’s going through a phase with her style & I think it’s unfair she has to change who she is based on Criticism…jmo!

    • Lady D says:

      It’s the lying and the extreme dishonesty that disgusts me when it comes to the K-klan. Too bad she wouldn’t change that.

  17. Beth says:

    The shoulders and arms of Kims dress fit like the coats she always have hanging off her shoulders. Nothing will ever be as bad as her sofa dress though! Kim should’ve put a little effort in her hairdo

  18. HK9 says:

    It’s official…Kim has no style.

  19. Lynnie says:

    I don’t know who keeps on telling Kim severe middle parts and neutral makeup works for her, because they don’t.

    That color of yellow is really beautiful on Jessica.

    • Snowflake says:

      Yes, she looks much better with wavy hair. She looks like crap with straight hair and neutral makeup. Emphasizes the plastic surgery.

  20. Jenns says:

    Jessica Chastain needs to have her MET invite revoke until she can get her fashion sense together. Why is she so bad at this? I like her, but her style is just terrible.

    • Jess says:

      And she needs to STOP wearing yellow!!! Take a look, it’s every event in the past few years – canary, banana, pale…. stop it! It looks good on appx. 1 person worldwide, and it’s not you! Jessica!

  21. Anilehcim says:

    Does Kim have no friends? The severe hair needs to STOP. That hair is aging her dramatically and she refuses to let it go.

    I read an article that stated that Kim said on Ellen that she doesn’t wear real jewelry anymore… it’s either costume or nothing. Can’t say I blame her.

  22. Bridget says:

    Dang. This is all Kim can bust out at the Met Ball? In a year that’s supposed to be about avante-garde fashion?

  23. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    I think this is the best Kim has looked in a while – she actually looks like herself (as in what she looked like before all the ‘tox etc.. that she got on her face).

    • Elisa the I. says:

      Right? she is doing a full cycle and trying to go back to her original face.
      The dress looks like sexy Amish.

  24. annaloo. says:


    (all caps, per his style)

  25. jugil1 says:

    Uhmmm….why do they bother giving this event a theme? It appears the majority don’t dress for the occasion. These are all boring.

  26. MMSmall says:

    Maybe they should just start turning people away that don’t follow the theme of the function or just not have a theme. I mean whats the point if the majority of attendees don’t follow it.

  27. balvin says:

    I’m not going to hate on her at all. She looks happy, healthy, thrilled to be there, her hair is perfect with that neckline and her body is well suited for that silhouette.

  28. Goobie says:

    I feel sorry for Kim
    After those horrendous unretouched photos from Mexico this week. To even show up took some courage as everyone saw the real Kim.
    And it’s interesting that Kanye didn’t come after the Photo Debacle. She looks like she has been crying a lot.

    Jessica Chastain who got her “come up” supporting Illegal Rendition and Torture in Zero Dark Thirty. Sad she sold her soul to the Devil and it appears it isn’t what she thought it would be.
    The Devil is a trickster.

  29. Amanda DG says:

    I find myself looking at Kim pictures and each time hoping she will wear something flattering, fitted properly, and unique. She always disappoints. Always.

    • Katie says:

      I couldn’t agree more. She has such striking coloring, and while she was a true beauty before all her plastic surgery, she isn’t unattractive now. I just wish she could find a stylist who could make the most of her assets, rather than emphasizing the freakish things she’s done to her face and body.

  30. A says:

    I’m so glad Kim wore this dress cause it ensured she was overshadowed by almost everyone there lol

  31. bella says:

    I know that I am in the minority here, but I love, love Diane’s and Jessica’s dresses. Just beautiful. Kim looks weird and definitely not best dressed!

  32. Erica_V says:

    I saw a few people wearing this specific sweetheart/peasant neckline and thought maybe that was something that had been done in one of her collections but yeah nope it’s just too Disney Princess for the theme.

    Kim’s eye looks messed up. One is open wide and the other is puffy.