Kim Kardashian in custom Thierry Mugler at the Met Gala: damp camp?

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The Kardashian-Jenners are inherently camp, in that they are excessive, tacky and the opposite of classy. They live a camp lifestyle in their everyday lives. So perhaps it’s the height of camp that their interpretations of the Met Gala’s camp theme was so… off? I don’t know. They could have walked the pink carpet in old Juicy Couture sweatsuits and looked more on-theme. I get that they were actually trying though, especially the Jenner sisters.

First, let’s talk about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Despite reporting otherwise, Kim and Kanye’s fourth child is not here yet! That’s why they were in New York for the gala. Kim wore Thierry Mugler, and she bragged on the carpet that Mugler basically came out of retirement just to design her “coming out of the ocean” wet cat(face) look. Truly, she’s supposed to look damp. Is the theme Wet Cat though? I don’t know, because of Kim’s inherent campiness, I was expecting something different. Don’t even ask me what Kanye is wearing? Yeezy sweats?

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Kendall & Kylie Jenner both wore Versace and I guess they were aiming for Cher/Bob Mackie/’70s costume. I think Kylie comes the closest to pulling it off, whereas Kendall’s styling throws off the look. Kendall actually looks like Cher, you know? She could have gone in full Cher drag with a center part and her hair down and crazy makeup. But Kendall wanted to look “pretty.”

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  1. Melly says:

    Kim’s look is not camp at all. This looks like something she would normally wear. Her styling is her usual styling. I agree that Kylie comes the closest. The makeup has been an issue with so many people which is super surprising, the makeup can make or break a camp look.

    • Char says:

      Kylie and Kim are dressed for any day of their lives. Kendall really tried, good for her. The best of the klan was Kris.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Meh. I don’t know about “camp”, but Kim has done this look to death. She should bury it and put concrete on top. As has Kylie. The mum looks good here, and so does the tallest one. Kendall? But her body looks different. Really different. Or is it just me?

      • BchyYogi says:

        Yeeeesh, did Kim google, “damp”?? Maybe just as bad as KIM & Kylie’s mEn -literally- dressed FOR CAMP??

      • Seraphina says:

        @bchyyogi, googled damp. Thank you! I needed the laugh. I sorted at that one.

    • BlueSky says:

      Kim looks like a giant condom here. And for someone who claims to be such a fashion visionary, Kanye looks like he just doesn’t give a sh@t.

      • Chaine says:

        Kanye looks like he thought the theme was “camping” and he is dressed for a brisk hike in the woods in fall.

      • Melody says:

        Ahahahaha ! Thank you ! She should have wear the awful red leather legging with the sport bra and the sparkling shoes from the other day. That was campy !

      • velourazure says:

        My mechanic wears the same thing Kanye’s wearing.

    • Maylee says:

      Agreed. All Kim wanted to do was show off her tiny waist. Because she’s obsessed with showing the world she’s THIN now guys, see?? She’s not a “whale” anymore! Will we please talk about how TINY her waist is?? (eye roll) That is her only goal here and it’s tiresome and lame.

      And I would put money on her regretting the butt implants/fillers – she wants that model body… the one thing she can’t have.

      I’m not usually so callous towards her, but it’s been one of those days. Saw a squirrel get hit by a car and I tried to rescue it because it was alive and then it got hit again right in front of me. I stayed with him until he passed. And fedex is late delivering a special cat food that I can’t get anywhere and the cats are yowling. And then I went to starbucks to feel better and my drink cost $6.66. You know, one of THOSE days. Now I’m the lame and tiresome one complaining about a privileged life, I’m sorry…

      You know who can suck it though? Piers Morgan. What a tool.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        That is so sweet of you to stay with the squirrel! Poor little guy.

      • KatMatz says:

        Maylee! You’ve had a heck of a day. Poor squirrel. Good for you for staying with him. I cry when I see animals suffer. I agree re: that waist…how many ribs have been removed as well?

      • Melly says:

        I don’t know you but I wish I did, I think we’d be friends. I hope tomorrow is better for you. Keep your chin up!

      • LadytoLazy says:

        Maylee, that was so sweet of you! I hate seeing animals hit. I loved it in Canada because they have these bridges over the highways so that wild animals can pass safely. But it was kind of you to be with him. 😢

      • Snowflake says:

        I fucking hate Piers Morgan

    • Bella Bella says:

      Maybe Kim thought the invite said “damp.”

    • Va Va Kaboom says:

      I disagree, Kim actually achieved the theme. She’s “in on the joke” with her wet hair and the nude colored dress with beaded “water drops” hanging off. There’s thought and playfulness in every choice she made and she literally looks like she’s just exited a bath even though she’s at the most glamorous high-fashion event of the year. I don’t love it, but it’s very camp.

      • SG says:

        I like this interpretation of it! Makes me look at it differently. Thanks for sharing.

      • Deedee says:

        I thought she looked like a cheap greasy plastic doll.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        But she’s been doing the “wet hair look” for months now with beige dresses! I don’t see this being a joke, she’s just doubling down on what she thinks makes her look hot.

      • BchyYogi says:

        NO. The -only- “camp” aspect of Kim is incidental efforts to have an exaggerated weird plastic-y body.

  2. Eliza says:

    Kylie was in Lil Kim cos play. I don’t see Cher, I have no idea where people see Cher. Totally Lil Kim mermaid.

    Kim looked like every Tuesday night. Her hand up pose was so silly when filmed, is that camp? Probably not.

    Kendall surprised me and actually looks fun and like she’s having fun. Carnival meets carmen miranda fun.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Hah, I said that same thing to myself last night – Kylie looked like she was going for a vintage Lil Kim look. I don’t see Cher at all, except for maybe in the hair, a wee bit?

    • NLopez says:

      Yass! Lil Kim did it better too.

    • Mel M says:

      MTE when I saw Kylie and Kendall is just Kendull per usual.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    Kim’s altered body looks painful to me.
    I feel like all of them would’ve shown up wearing these things no matter what the theme or occasion as they are all just tacky beyond belief.
    Kanye looks like he’s on a lunch break from a job driving a delivery truck.

    • Diana says:

      What did she do to her waistline?

      • Eliza says:

        She’s wearing a corset under the dress is like tan latex, you can kind of see it. Plus the injections to her hips and butt deformed for original lovely shape.

    • lingli says:

      Kim’s boobs make mine hurt in sympathy. She has *got* to stop messing with her face or she’s going to end up like Jocelyn Wildenstein. Also, she doesn’t look wet, she just looks really greasy – was that really what she was going for?

    • minx says:

      They all look like themselves, tacky and self-important.

    • Kitten says:

      BBL. Her body is just bizarre-looking at this point.

      And yes, Kardashians are dressed as Kardashians. It would have blown my mind if they dressed up in something *actually* campy and not their usual naked dresses but very predictable and yawn.

    • outoftheshadows says:

      Yep, Kanye serving Brinks Security Guard realness.

    • Rina says:

      “Kanye looks like he’s on a lunch break from a job driving a delivery truck.”
      :) :D :) :D

  4. Redgrl says:

    I actually like the “dripping water” effect but the outfit itself is hideous. She looks like a distorted, painful doll. Ugh.

    • detritus says:

      I kinda love the dress.

      Is this potentially Kim’s nod to the fact that she’s always campy/ tacky?

      • Erinn says:

        I do too! I think it was a really really cool idea, and the execution really isn’t that bad. I mean, isn’t camp like an exaggerated display of a genre? She’s at the very least a camp kardashian haha.

    • Alissa says:

      I thought the dripping water effect was pretty cool. And I salute her commitment to the damp look, even if I think it’s kind of gross. She’s definitely done wet looks before though, so I don’t really think it’s camp. I also don’t know why Kanye was even there – did he just roll out of bed? Isn’t he supposed to be Mr. Fashion Sense according to Kim?

      I thought Kylie and Kendall did a pretty good job, but it’s definitely a “pretty” look on both of them. They were at least trying!

      • lobstah says:

        i loved the water effect, but i just wish the dress was longer – a cocktail dress seems a bit casual?

    • otaku fairy... says:

      The dripping water effect, the hair, and the top half of the dress are good. The skirt should have been more flowy though. Kendall had the best look from this family.

    • amilou says:

      Truth. I think the bottom of the dress looks like a giant, puckered, glistening b-hole. Not appealing to me at all.

    • Deedee says:


  5. greenmonster says:

    Kylie is giving me Lil Kim VMA vibes from 1999 (?).

  6. josephine says:

    Kim’s look was just . . . ugly. Not interesting, not campy, just painful but boring looking.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And she looks like she smells bad, like she was drenched in sweat and oil, not water. Kanye should have been barred from the event; he’s not only not on theme, he’s dressed to take the dog for a walk, not to attend a gala

  7. FHMom says:

    I don’t know why, but I think they all look great. They are wearing things they would normally wear, but it seems appropriate for the gala even if it’s not on theme.

    • meh says:

      Kim is top 5 of the night.
      Anybody that says otherwise is just a hater. PERIODT.
      dont @ me.

    • Snowflake says:

      I can’t stand them, but yes they do. I love Kendall’s look. The color goes nicely with her skin, makeup and hair look great.

  8. Bren says:

    Boring and typical. Turns out the couch dress was her best and most interesting look at this event.

  9. Elkie says:

    They all look pretty good, but I always associate camp with a certain zest for life that exactly none of them are exuding.

  10. TurkeyLurkey says:

    From the back it looked like someone knotted up Kim’s dress fabric and shoved it up her butthole, sort of a super campy wedgie so perhaps she is on theme.

  11. TheHeat says:

    Kendall & Kylie remind me of the Heat Miser & Snow Miser from “The Year Without Santa Claus”.

  12. Justine says:

    I think they looked way better than many of the other guests, who just showed up in any old evening gown (Demi Moore, I’m looking at you). I’m not a fan, but I appreciate their effort.

  13. mycomment says:

    good grief. being cinched that tightly everywhere — her boobs, her waist, her face and squeezed into that ugly outfit… i imagine her dressing room has bits and pieces of fabric on the walls where it explodes when she attempts to remove whatever grotesquery she’s worn that day.

  14. Adrien says:

    Kanye’s attire fit the theme. He’s a summer camp basketball coach.
    The floral sofa fabric by Riccardo Tisci Kim wore was camp. This one, no. Although it reminds me of an 80s Filipino film, Temptation Island, which was considered one of the campiest, gayest film ever made. So I’ll give her this one.

  15. Jen says:

    Kim’s water droplets from the outfit are cool, but other than that – yeesh. Too much surgery and she looks deformed.

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I just saw a ton of pics from a large number of attendees who thoroughly embraced camp and blew away mediocrity. The K Krew looks like the K Krew on any given day…taking themselves too seriously, trying to exude sex from every pore and basically delegitimizing anything they touch. Money doesn’t buy depth.

  17. livethelifeaquatic says:

    i am convinced at this point that kim pays photo agencies to edit her photos. on daily mail there were soo many where i could see obvious signs of photoshop. she looks ridiculous.

  18. Crystal says:

    I believe Kanye is wearing dickies

  19. Karen2 says:

    First. The Kklan were let down by their guys. Who apparently refused to participate. Look at those humorless faces. Camp is supposed to be fun fun fun. Kris nailed it best cos she wore that blonde wig. But the others ladies including Kim wore cheap looking crap. It wasnt even Balmain. Those huge ghastly undergarments. & Suddenly Kims too respectable for see thru or thongs. !!! lol

  20. stormsmama says:

    i think they look sufficiently campy

    kylie looks the oldest of the 3- something is off with her makeup and it is aging her a lot

    Kris looks so happy to standing with her daughters= she looks so proud of herself- and her ensemble suits her

  21. Veronica S. says:

    Everything about Kim’s outfit confuses me and grates. Her body proportions are borderline uncanny valley at this point, too. Sorry, not sorry. She did that to herself.

    Kendall, admittedly, actually looks really good. The rest is forgettable.

  22. Anastasia says:

    Kim’s dress looks like it is made out of saran wrap.

  23. Lila says:

    Was Kim trying for a wet look, or has Kanye decided to design a sink that has the drain removed, in addition to there being no bowl?

  24. Wilady says:

    Anastasia and Drizzilla KILLED the game. Love it.

  25. Case says:

    The effect on Kim’s dress is super cool and inventive, but not camp whatsoever, sorry. Kylie and Kendall did better with the theming.

  26. JRenee says:

    I like Kendall’s look for campy..

  27. Chimney says:

    Why do they all look so subdued? How do you show up for a gala half naked and still look so so boring? I think it’s a miss across the board. Did Kanye have to be cajoled into going, was this just what he was wearing that afternoon? I don’t understand this family

    Also Kylie looks so much older than someone born in 1997 and it really bums me out.

    • Raven says:

      Someone said he looked like he was going to the grocery store.

    • Anastasia says:

      That’s my question, too! So many of these celebs are frowning. Why? THE THEME IS CAMP! People who are really doing camp are HAVING FUN!!!!

  28. SG says:

    Kim is always camp because her body is camp.

    Susan Sontag: “In naïve, or pure, Camp, the essential element is seriousness, a seriousness that fails. Of course, not all seriousness that fails can be redeemed as Camp. Only that which has the proper mixture of the exaggerated, the fantastic, the passionate, and the naïve.”

    If that’s not a definition of Kim’s bod then I don’t know what is! However, the outfit does not fit the theme lol.

  29. 2lazy4username says:

    Kim is Crisco Camp

  30. prettypersuasion says:

    I love the dripping water. Very cool.

  31. Other Renee says:

    I’ve only followed the Met Gala for the past few years. Basically since I began coming to this site. Elsewhere I’ve read that it’s all gone downhill since the likes of the K’s began to be invited. Weren’t rich socialites and truly talented A listers once the only people who were invited? Has it gone downhill? Really curious.

    • Kathryn says:

      Kind of? I’ve been following it for 7 or 8 years now since before it was “mainstream” but it was a lot more A-listers like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, etc. Ever since the Kardashians it’s kind of paved the way for more influencers and YouTube stars on the invite list. But it really is interesting to me how Kanye really increased the Kardashian’s reach and totally gave them their acceptance into the fashion realm by inviting Kim K to the gala/getting her on Vogue. Then Kim got invited on her own, then Kris, then Kylie, etc.

  32. Maylee says:

    What would truly be shocking is if Kim (et al.) dressed classier, chic. She doesn’t understand that she could be sexier by strategically covering up and dressing for her body. Boobs or legs girl. THAT would wow me.

  33. JadedBrit says:

    No point in inviting KimK to a Camp themed event. Smiles, fun, laughter, mockery, outrageous behaviour, send ups are the order of the game. The woman has said she doesn’t smile because of lines (difficult in a toxin-frozen face) – why bother to invite her?
    Yegods, to think I used to admire Wintour.

  34. ladyelenor says:

    ugh….another picture of kim looking naked. i am so over her. and “campy” doesnt mean a bad dress. sometimes a bad dress is just that, a bad dress. but kudos to Anna for inviting the KJ fam to use them for more press.

  35. TrixC says:

    I actually think Kendall looks amazing. I’d love to be able to wear orange. Kim and Kylie both look bad, they seem to have chosen looks purely to show off how much surgery they’ve had.

  36. stephanie says:

    I think Kim’s body is literally Camp-y. Like I feel like a drag queen would look at Kim’s body and think her cartoonish proportions (via surgery) are Camp-y

  37. JennyJenny says:

    Kim looks like a croissant.

    Has she had ribs removed??

  38. clairej says:

    Kim’s boobs are just awful. They always look like concrete rocks. Kendall has just destroyed her face. It’s blanker than usual now. A cardboard box has more expression

  39. ME says:

    I’m surprised Kim had time to go to the MET Gala since she said she’s just so busy studying for the bar. She even said for the next four years she would have to give up everything, including friends and engagements she couldn’t go to. She’s full of it. I heard she even did a music video with Paris Hilton just this weak. What a gift to all of us lol !

    Also, in those pics of Kim looks like she forgot to spray tan her arms.

  40. SpilldatT says:

    I like the idea of Kimmy’s dress, hair, but I think I dislike the person wearing it so much that I’m meh-h on it.

    I actually for once think Pimp Mama Kris nailed it in going camp.

    Kylie looks the same as she always does, even the hair seems on-brand and sadly since we are always used to seeing her dress like this, it doesn’t even feel like camp. Hard pass from me.

    Kendell is on point for the dress, but otherwise looks too bland to truly nail it for camp.

  41. Jane says:

    I really wish this entire family would go away for good. I am exhausted hearing about them.

  42. Tiff says:

    Someone on twitter said Frank Ocean was dressed as a security guard and Kanye was dressed as Frank Ocean… which made me LOL a lot!

  43. Deedee says:

    Kylie was giving the stink eye to jlo in the first picture.

  44. angie0717 says:

    All of the KarJenners dressed as expected. Right down to the make up. So boring. Kim’s dress scared me. It looked like body paint. Kylie is the best one of the lot, but her look was a budget Lil’ Kim circa 1999.

  45. Aubrey says:

    Can we get some butt pics of Kim on this post, plz?

  46. Ange says:

    I spy a ‘tox eye on Kylie. She’s so young, it makes me sad.

    Otherwise I saw comparisons of Kylie and Kendall to the Wayans brothers doing the fashion show in White Chicks and haven’t stopped laughing since:

  47. Anare says:

    How can Kim even breathe with her undergarments so tight. Her look doesn’t speak camp to me at all. She wears some form of this look at every event. Done to death. No imagination. For Kim it’s the Meh Gala.

  48. Ken Sears says:

    I suppose it’s a bit like anorexia, or even the phenomenon of massive piercing, tattooing and otherwise disfiguring one’s body, i.e., something has short-circuited in the brain and the person is incapable of registering the horror in the mirror: the 85-pound woman sees “fat”, and the boy who can barely be located underneath the junkyard of metal, graffiti and potholes he’s made of himself still isn’t satisfied in his quest for self-authentication. It’s all pathological of course,. Likewise with Kim Kardashian investing her self-esteem in shallow exhibitionism like this, and, apparently, really believing this is somehow attractive, somehow meaningful, somehow of worth to the ages. Oh well, I guess she really does know it’s nothing but vapid, barren sensationalism and she’s cynically out to milk it for every penny she can before everything starts to sag. That’s a certain approach to life, I suppose…. Strikes me as a horror and abyss of emptiness, but to each their own. Still, to really think parading in public like that makes you anything but an object of freakish curiosity…well, it’s quite pathetic. Makes one glad for the life one has, even with its problems. A glance at this freak show assures you it could be immeasurably worse.

  49. Deedee says:

    Is all you have to do is post this ad on sites to get paid? Then I’m in.

  50. stephanie says: