Kim Kardashian wore Vivienne Westwood & Kendall wore Richard Quinn to the Emmys

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I know we’re supposed to hate Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian’s existence, but I was actually happy to see them at last night’s Emmy Awards. They served their purpose: they provided some big, dumb fashion and they did some very awkward “jokes” as they presented the reality show award to RuPaul (for Drag Race). People laughed awkwardly at them and they were awkward. But in the era of Peak TV, Kim and Kendall were truly two of the most famous people there. So they did serve their purpose.

The fashion was especially bad too. Taken on their own… Kim actually looked sort of boring and plastic in this Vivienne Westwood gown. Kim loves a tight corset and Westwood makes some of the best, but the specialness of this Westwood design was sort of lost in the fray. Plus, Kim made it look cheap – imagine this on Cate Blanchett or Rachel Weisz, you know? The added stuff on the butt is bad too. Kendall wore Richard Quinn and it’s like “Laura Ashley but make it dominatrix.” Vinyl. Floral. Something for everyone.

People talked about this moment when people laughed at Kim and Kendall during their intro. Not to defend them but…as I’m watching it again, I feel like it was halfway meant to be a joke? Kim’s delivery was what made it awkward.

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  1. Bernie says:

    I’m sure they can spin this being laughed at is being bullied and blah blah.

    This made me remember Colbert and Jon Stewart presenting awards like this actually funny

  2. Claire says:

    Kim looks so short and wide next to Kendall. Her jewelry is also an interesting choice with the cross thrust into her cleavage. I guess she is really going for the Christian thing now because of Kanye’s Sunday Service. How long before they start their own version of Hillsong? Khurch

  3. Lenn says:

    That was not meant to be a joke. They were laughed at. Kim awkwardly laughed along to save face. Kendall, being permanently out of tune with the world, just looked confused.

    • Sarah says:

      Did Kim laugh awkwardly? I watched it again to make sure…nope. They were DEAD serious and they were LAUGHED AT. And it was deserved. Imagine the suggestion that their show was more “compelling” than well-written comedies and dramas like Veep, RD, etc.

      • Xi Tang says:

        The K’s are some of the few people that I don’t mind to see getting mocked.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        The people at home might buy the idea that they are “real”, but when you are in a room of folks who make TV (including reality tv), they KNOW that you are anything but “real”.

        That line being said by a Kardashian was never going to work in front of that audience.

      • Kosmos says:

        I’m sure they’re out of touch with the real world, since they only live in their Kardashian world and possibly think that they are amazingly special people. I also thought it was funny–I kind of laughed immediately, too, at their words since the words so did not represent them, their lives, or their show. As for Kim, I watched as she finally got out of her vehicle and was followed for quite a while by her hair stylist, who kept touching her hair over and over. Very strange because it didn’t make any difference at all. I agree with a comment above that her dress was lost and didn’t look special for the occasion. She should have worn something with more color, or even white. Kendall did look a bit like Laura Ashley dominatrix lol. There is nothing real about these women.

  4. lana86 says:

    They look comically mismatched by size. Like a giantess and her chubby sidekick

  5. grabbyhands says:

    Both of them were the joke and they were laughed at rightfully so. Don’t worry – I’m sure there’s already something in the works to distract people from it. Kendull will talk about being bullied again or Kim will put on her social justice hat again and do a thing so people will fall all over themselves to praise her for being so selfless.

    Too bad for them – I think last night she was hoping to make people forget that she and her husband were filming themselves driving around terrorizing the local wildlife in Wyoming recently. I mean, it did make people forget, just not in the manner she was hoping for.

    • Kosmos says:

      ALSO, did anyone catch the moment when Kim bumped Kendall to move over so she could have the mic? That was awkward, too…..maybe this will cure them of wanting to present on award shows for a while. The whole thing was bad—Kim’s dark hair and the black dress made her look more like a vampire woman. She should have gone without her extensions and with a natural bob for classiness, and the flounce on Kendall was just too much for the evening.

  6. Swack says:

    Read on another sight that Kylie was also sippose to be there but was sick at home. Can we start the conspiracies that she is pregnant.

    • CuriousCole says:

      Yes please! They’ve all been rather quiet the last few weeks, we’re overdue for a sensational headline about Khloe or Kylie having Brad Pitt’s baby or Kylie breaking up with Travis.

  7. Chaine says:

    Definitely wish I could see the dresses on someone else to judge them properly, but I think I would hate the blaring print regardless. Kim’s lip filler is way overdone and her wig looks cheap.

  8. Josephine says:

    Kim’s dress in a different color would have been nice, but the black with the heavy wig just looked matronly and overwrought. The red carpet was about color this year and her dress ended up looking kinda cheap in comparison, especially with the jewelry that looked like it was from Claire’s.

    And poor Kendall, how could anyone have have put her in that dress and thought, yes, looks good? It’s seriously awful. She’s young and slim, she could have worn just about anything.

    But the most disturbing part is the blank stares they are both sporting. I don’t get that at all.

    • Gingerbread says:

      The thing is, I think the dress is kinda cool, and I honestly believe someone that actually knows how to model clothes could have pulled it off. Kendall is so dead in the eyes, has absolutely no personality or spunk, that this dress looks ridiculous on her.

      And no, it was not meant to be a joke, they were truly laughed at, you could tell they were both pissed/confused.

  9. Louisa says:

    I don’t think they’re dumb enough to think that anyone’s going to take their statements seriously? Besides they’re reading from the teleprompter, they could’ve gone rogue and refuse to say those lines. It was an OK joke but their deliveries were just bad.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      The scary part is I believe there are some out there who truly takes their statement as gospel. I’m guessing they are the same people who think DT is doing a great job!

  10. ME says:

    Kim has tried to declare many times that their show is not scripted and is 100% real. I don’t think she was joking last night but the audience couldn’t help themselves because we all know how fake this family really is.

  11. Bgirl says:

    Kim looks short and dumpy. She has no idea how to dress for her body. Kendall looks like she full of Thorazine and just walking is a chore

  12. Jessie says:

    That floral dress would almost be okay without the atrocious vinyl. Almost. Kim’s necklace looks like it’s choking her

  13. Jessica says:

    Ugh, next! That’s all I have to say.

  14. grumpyterrier says:

    Poor Kim. She looks so nice and polished in her sleek lawyer bob, but unfortunately she pulled out her scrappy wig to wear. Kendall just looks giant and garish. They centered the photos on Kendall, too, and Kim is standing to the side like her attendant.

    • ME says:

      Ha ha she only wears her hair in a bob when she’s doing “serious” work like visiting prisons and walking around with law books while the paps take her pic.

  15. Dorothy says:

    They were laughed at because they are laughable Trump water carriers who wouldn’t know real if it smacked them in their their plastic faces.

  16. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Kim looked average at best.

  17. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Im not down with laughing at folks like this. It was rude and unnecessary and even if you don’t like them it’s STILL rude and unnecessary.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Maybe it was rude, but kind of expected? Telling an audience of people that work in reality television that reality TV stars are just “real people” being themselves and unscripted, it was totally predictable that this line would get a chuckle, especially coming from these two.

    • Kebbie says:

      It seems like it was written to be a joke, but they didn’t understand that and delivered it straight. The audience knew it was supposed to be a joke so they laughed. I don’t think they were trying to laugh at the Kardashians but with them. Unfortunately the Kardashians don’t seem to have a sense of humor about themselves so they weren’t laughing.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      Why? If they put themselves out there, then they are prime for the ridicule. I have no doubt they eat up all the good and/or bad comments said about them. What would worry/upset them is when we all stop talking about them!

  18. Yes Doubtful says:

    I think the laughing came from a combination of them barely being able to walk in those dresses, how mismatched their heights are (look at the mic placement), Kim’s valley voice (she’s 38!), and the ridiculous statement of them being real.

    • Kosmos says:

      I’m sure they’re out of touch with the real world, since they only live in their Kardashian world and possibly think that they are amazingly special people. I also thought it was funny–I kind of laughed immediately, too, at their words since the words so did not represent them, their lives, or their show. As for Kim, I watched as she finally got out of her vehicle and was followed for quite a while by her hair stylist, who kept touching her hair over and over. Very strange because it didn’t make any difference at all. I agree with a comment above that her dress was lost and didn’t look special for the occasion. She should have worn something with more color, or even white. Kendall did look a bit like Laura Ashley dominatrix lol. There is nothing real about these women. Kim will now probably do another nude selfie……

  19. CK says:

    Some tweeted “American Horror Story: Kendall Jenner” and that elicited the biggest laugh of the night from me. I liked her dress. It was weird, but it wasn’t boring like Kim’s.

  20. Wilma says:

    I think I like Kim’s dress, but it looks so uncomfortable on her. Why won’t she wear her actual size?

    • Flffgrrrrlr says:

      I was thinking the same – I actually quite like it but she always has things 3 sizes too small as she presumably likes the boobs busting out look. Ah well she’s not going to change now…

    • Kebbie says:

      People always say she looks cheap and tacky and it’s because of her sizing issues. If the dress fit her body properly, she’d look great.

  21. nb says:

    Kim’s entire look is sooo boring and we’ve seen it before. The long black wig with the dress makes everything blend together and her makeup is far too neutral. She could have added some interest to this look with a colorful lip and/or fun shoes or a clutch but instead it’s all just blah. Kim really is beautiful but I wish she’d try more fun makeup looks considering the amazing makeup artists she gets to work with. She’s been doing this same one for 15 years.

    I love Westwood but that dress is 3 sizes too small, her boobs are popping out and not in a sexy way, the butt embellishment makes her look dumpy, and you can really tell she’s trying to look as skinny as possible by cinching everything in so tight. I don’t get putting this flat/square neckline on on women with sizable chests – to me it just looks so awkward and uncomfortable. The necklaces are too big and look like they are weighing her down. She and her team really phoned it in on this which is surprising since she was a presenter.

    I actually love Kendall’s outfit. It’s different and she has the height and shape to pull it off. It’s one of my favorite looks from the evening. Oh, to be that tall and statuesque. My body/height is more like Kim’s but just for one day I’d love to look like Kendall and wear something amazing like that.

  22. Grant says:

    I hate myself for loving Kendall’s dress.

  23. I don’t hate Kendall’s look and now I have to question my entire existence. Kris Humphries was right, I’ve lost all interest in Kim.

  24. Reece says:

    I don’t hate Kendall’s dress. I think it would have been best as a ballgown or more trumpeted tho and not mermaid. Mermaid dresses need to die.
    Kim looks like she always does. I wouldn’t even call this an awards show look. It’s just Same. That’s why it’s boring! Also if you’re going to wear a dress with a thing in the back then DON’T wear/WHY are you wearing your hair down to your a$$?! Even her lips don’t look settled and she of all people should know better than to get injections too close to an awards show.