Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga at the LACMA Art + Film gala: surprisingly okay?

Here are some photos from Saturday’s LACMA Art + Film gala, a gala for which a lot of A-listers came out to play. Kim Kardashian attended several of these galas when she was married to Kanye, but she hasn’t been to one since 2018. So we’re getting Divorced Kim, free from her antisemitic husband. She eschewed Gucci (the sponsor of the event) and went with Balenciaga. She’s been all about Balenciaga in the past year. I honestly like the dress? It’s flattering and well-tailored. I hate her hair though. I wish she would give up the blonde. It’s looking kind of ratty these days.

Kendall Jenner wore Burc Akyol, an emerging designer. Her dress is… eh. It looks like she’s wearing electrical tape around her belly button. But good for her for wearing an emerging designer.

Jodie Turner Smith is a long-time Gucci girl and of course they gave her a good Gucci look. Very flapper, very Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

Damiano David and Maneskin. I am in love with Damiano and I wish Gucci had given him a cape.

Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina look like they’re inviting us to be a third in their bed. YES. The answer is YES.

Photos courtesy of Xavier Collin / Image Press Agency / Avalon and Jeffrey Mayer/Avalon.

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  1. equality says:

    Kim’s dress looks uncomfortable, hard to walk in and overly tight. I wonder how many people it takes to stuff her into these tight outfits.

    • Jan90067 says:

      She’s probably rubbed down with olive oil first to be able to get it to move on her skin. Either that, or she’s sewn into it, every single limb/part of her (á la Marilyn).

      As for KenDULL…. so now, wearing a draped, foil trash bag and electrical tape constitutes “fashion”??

      I like Jodie’s dress, but I HATE those “gloves”. Too much.

      Idris and Sabrina look gorgeous.

    • Leah says:

      I saw video of Kim and she couldn’t walk in it. She was doing short, shuffling steps.

  2. HandforthParish says:

    She looks like she cut her dress out of a giant hosepipe!!
    It looks terrible, not helped by the awful hair- the badly dyed blonde looks like frayed sea rope.

    Both Kim and Kendall need to tweak their surgery- there is something off about bother their faces.

    Jodie looks stunning but I am not sold on her gloves.

    • Tacky says:

      I just don’t get Kim’s Balenciaga looks. They look like artificial clothes. Her extensions look artificial, too.

      • Sugarhere says:

        Kimberly Kardashian has gotten to a point where plastic surgery and botox injections are no longer efficacious: she does look her real age and even older, after so much excess.

        As for the the Barbarella or Adams family looks, so unflattering. What was she thinking opting for peroxided hair and mean mermaid outfit? She’s playing fashion games that are no longer age-appropriate.

    • Kaye says:

      How is she not dripping sweat all the time? It looks so uncomfortable.

    • Tiffany:) says:

      Kim is starting to look like Cher, the surgeries have gone way too far.

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      I wish people would stop normalizing the Kardashian “style”. They both look ridiculous.

      And I second the comments on the wonky-surgery look. Kim’s latest lip inflation is noticeably too much, and her latest ?filler/ has her eyes all lopsided. She has crossed in the line into cartoon that Khloe passed 2 years and 20 surgeries ago.

      • VoominVava says:

        She does look lopsided. She has crossed the line and now looks like an older (over)worked on woman like her mother.

      • Sugarhere says:

        👏🏻👏🏻😂 Savage as only the truth can be. They should be appreciative of the realistic feedback coming from us, so that they can reflect on how they are being perceived by people who do not belong in their sartorial and cosmetic avant avant avant garde. We are the norm, after all, and us watching makes them rich, so a little bit of reality check, from time to time…

  3. Noki says:

    If a designer is one of the hosts isn’t it in poor taste to wear another? I am no fashionista so I have idea on the etiquette

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @Noki – if they aren’t loaning you/ or dressing you up in Gucci, you should be able to/ and can wear whatever.

      Kim has a new relationship/busineess with Balenciaga so she’d be expected to be dressed by them, not Gucci.

      Gucci already dressed their ambassadors for this gig.

  4. MsIam says:

    Kim’s outfit is hideous, it looks like its made from giant rubber plumbers gloves.

    • Sumodo1 says:

      @MSIAN Ding! Ding! Ding! And I was thinking veterinarian gloves.

      • Turtledove says:

        omg! Sumodo1 you nailed it. I knew I didn’t like it, but couldn’t place why it was grossing me out. The glove/sleeves remind me of the episode of Jackass where one of them sticks their hand into a cow’s backend. EWWWWWWWWWW. Obviously, if a vet does it to help a cow, that is awesome. But this is not FASHION.

  5. Jay says:

    With the detail on the front, Kim’s dress is giving me Clooney in Batman Forever vibes. I will say I like that it’s matte and not shiny. And yeah, that crunchy ashen blonde does her no favours.

    Jodie looks amaaaaazing, per usual.

  6. Lucy says:

    Kim is looking…different. More like Kurrent Kris.

    • Josephine says:

      Her lips look newly refilled and it looks like she’s having a hard time opening her eyes. She’s veering into dangerous territory with the plastic. It’s kind sad that she always goes for such oppressive and heavy looks. It really ages her. She looks like an older woman trying to look younger and missing the mark.

      • SquiddusMaximus says:

        So on point! My thoughts exactly.

      • Jenn says:

        At first I thought maybe some lash glue transferred to her left inner eyelid, but it could really be nerve damage — from blepharoplasty, fox-eye threading (permanent nerve damage is a thing!), or even covid. Of course, as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten squintier/wonkier on one side, since one eye has become waaay weaker than the other. Who knows.

    • greenmonster says:

      Kim is giving me Madonna vibes and not in a good way.

    • tealily says:

      She’s starting to settle into the face that she’ll have util she’s 87. When you’re elderly, I guess it makes you look younger, but when you’re middle aged it makes you look a tad elderly.

    • SarahLee says:

      She’s also looking white again. Which I find super interesting.

  7. Annalise says:

    I love how Jodie’s hair is accenting the golds in her dress. The black and gold, against her dark skin, with her contrasting hair color………. A-mazing!

    • Annalise says:

      I also want to mention that Kim looks like she’s starting with the whole kat face thing again. NOT a good look. And her hair needs to be put out of its misery. At least cut off about 4-6 inches. Fried isn’t the word.

    • Emmy Rae says:

      I scrolled down to say this!

  8. Mcmmom says:

    Not flattering on her, at all.

    Jodie Turner Smith looks amazing – that’s the only glove outfit combo that makes sense.

    • Shanaynay says:

      KK doesn’t seem to know how to dress correctly for her body. In my opinion, she looks awful in everything she wears.

  9. Mindy_delacalle says:

    Ooh whatever Kim K did to her eyes is looking weird. They’re pointed down in the center and up towards her temples? Alien vibes for sure.

  10. Seraphina says:

    KK looks like she is morphing into Donatella Versace. She needs to be careful. None of the Kris’ girls look good. And Jodie looks fierce – bravo.

  11. Shanaynay says:

    The Trashdashian’s are at it again. Ugh!!!! What were they thinking.???

  12. Huofeng says:

    Kendall is pretty and her hair looks good here. I don’t care for any of the gowns

    • sparrow says:

      I think she looks pretty, too. The dress isn’t my taste. When I scrolled thru the pictures I thought the strips near her belly button were added by the photographer to block out something personal or explicit and I couldn’t work out why.

  13. JCallas says:

    Kim looks like a young Cruella.

  14. ME says:

    Kim Kardashian never gets fashion right but she walks around as if she’s some sort of fashion icon. With regards to her anti-semitic ex-husband, they were pap’d at Saint’s game over the weekend. They were having a chat with each other, laughing and what appears to be getting along really well. No body guards in the pics. I don’t know if they are just trying to get some media attention per usual or if the conversation was sincere. I heard the ratings for their show are horrible…horrible enough they have brought Scott back to the show to try to bring up ratings lol.

  15. Mash says:

    “Damiano David and Maneskin” – just want to say that the entire band is Maneskin (Ethan, Tomas, Victoria, and Damiano), not one of those “singer + band’ acts. They are all equal with each other and with the fans. I know both his face and his Eurovision controversy sets him apart in people’s mind.

  16. Bettyrose says:

    Jodie Turner FTW as always. Why does Kim even bother?

  17. HeatherC says:

    Kim’s hair looks like a sad platinum $3.99 wig left over at Spirit Halloween before it closes for the season.

    That’s all I’ve got.

    • ME says:

      I heard it’s actually a wig. You’d think a billionaire could do better, but maybe she thinks she’s fashion forward? I heard she’s going back to wearing her hair Black soon. She mostly goes blonde when she’s had work done as a distraction.

  18. MaryContrary says:

    Shouldn’t she be going for a new look? She’s been wearing these skintight dresses with gloves for years. Snooze.

  19. AmelieOriginal says:

    All I can think of when I see the material of Kim’s dress is a car tire. It might not be rubber but that’s all I see.

  20. SIde Eye says:

    Jodie Turner looks so stunning. Damn. Her hair color, whether it’s blue, blonde, brown is always perfect. Always. This is how you do color.

    Kim needs to really get rid of the brash blonde. It does not suit her. The roots look terrible.

    Look everyone can do whatever they want with their face, but I was watching The Bling Ring this weekend on Netflix and Kim was on there briefly with Paris Hilton (just footage of them out and about in LA) and you can see Kim’s original face. Omg she was gorgeous. When she was on the screen I could not even see Paris and my entire focus was on Kim’s beauty. She has since erased any trace of Armenian heritage from her face. Her nose is barely there anymore – her surgeon should be sued. These plastic surgeon’s will take anyone’s money and they have zero ethics. I would have turned her away and referred her to a psychologist. There was zero need to mess with that face. None.

    Her original face was so beautiful and interesting. My heart breaks every time I see her now and I think the reason she is always making duck faces is she looks much older than her age – the header pic may just be a bad pic but she looks at least 15 years older in that pic. So in everyone’s quest to look younger they end up actually doing the opposite. I would have loved to see what she would look like today had she just not had the surgeries and left her face alone. Her eyes now remind me of Jocelyn Wilderstein. Why on earth did she do this?

    This trend of having black roots with brash blonde hair needs to die already.

    • ME says:

      Original recipe Kim was stunning ! Her nose was perfect for her features. She’s had so much work done it’s astounding. She was born beautiful. I don’t understand why she did this. I’ve heard she was always her mom’s favorite and always called “pretty” even as a small child. So what on earth made her change her appearance so much? She has had work done head to toe. Is there anything original left on her? Doesn’t seem to be.

      • SIde Eye says:

        @ME I agree with everything you just said. Her nose was perfect for her face. She looked distinctly Armenian and it was stunning. It breaks my heart to look at her now. Nothing remarkable about her at all and she has that real housewife look that is so basic and generic.

      • sparrow says:

        I agree. I read a plastic surgeon’s site ages ago where he was discussed Megan Fox. He thought she was beautiful before she started tinkering with her features to make herself more standard Hollywood. This applies 100 per cent to Kim.

      • SIde Eye says:

        @Sparrow ITA. Megan Fox is great example of this as well.. And I’d add Courtney Cox to to that mix. Neither one has gone as far as Kim but they also don’t look like their original selves.

    • Peanut Butter says:

      Yes to everything you wrote. Kim’s natural beauty was stunning. Maybe she’d characterize it as “having fun” or “monetizing her [plastic] assets” or something, but I find her near-complete erasure of her gorgeous natural look to be pretty heartbreaking. I used to wonder about a mother who would encourage this and wondered if Kim was maybe a little too naturally, ethnically beautiful — maybe a little too understated and classy looking — for PMK’s comfort and tastes

      • SIde Eye says:

        @Peanut Butter yes to everything you said and you may be on to something. I wonder if PMK was secretly jealous and encouraged her to mess with her face. I wouldn’t put it past her. What is sad is she had not one friend to tell her the truth. I would have physically prevented her from leaving to go to the surgeon’s office. I mean damn where are her friends and she keeps returning to morph into I don’t know what.

      • nb says:

        I agree, she really was such a natural beauty. Her face had so much more character back then. Then she got multiple nose jobs, work done on her eyes, buccal fat removal, lip injections, and I’m convinced she had something done with her chin because it used to be a little bit longer. She’s always had great cheekbones/cheeks but lately I think she’s getting those filled too, which might be why her eyes look more cat-like in the photos above. It all gave her a very generic ‘perfect’ face but now she’s morphing into uncanny valley territory and it’s sad to see. She admitted to starting botox and fillers before she was even 30 years old. All that work through the years catches up as people age and then there’s no way to fix it. Can you imagine how Kylie is going to look at 40? She starting messing with her face when she was still a teenager!

      • SIde Eye says:

        I agree wholeheartedly @nb. It’s so sad! The crazy thing is – the whole family, as much as I dislike them, were all very good looking and genetically blessed, but Kim and Kylie were the ones I thought were stunningly beautiful. As in you’d turn in the street to look at them again. Kylie’s original face was so interesting. Her lips were smaller but they were perfect on her. You’re right Kim’s chin was longer and again it was perfect for her face. She has quite a long face, so the little Hollywood nose does not suit that. A plastic surgeon should have warned her the smaller nose would not look right.

        If you look at Uma Thurman, Cher, or even Angelina Jolie – everything isn’t generic. It’s not perfect sizes or proportions, but when you put it all together goodness it’s gorgeous. What made Kim so beautiful was her Armenian traits. The first time I saw her I remember thinking she must be Middle Eastern and her features were so gorgeous. She’s erased all of it and there’s no reversing that.

        As for Kylie, it’s so depressing to think someone started Botox as a teen. Think of all those fillers over the years how that will age. I go back and forth with this whole family from being so annoyed they are still taking up so much oxygen in the universe to feeling genuinely sorry for them. If you look at PMK they had no chance.

  21. TrixC says:

    I mean, it’s not the worst thing she’s worn, but it’s not good. Her clothes always look so uncomfortable, why can’t she find clothes that are flattering.

    Jodie T-S looks amazing, and I’m not always that keen on her looks. I love her hair too, it really amplifies the look.

  22. Peanut Butter says:

    I like all of the photos without Kardashian / Jenners’ trashion choices. How about a new Captcha option — check all of the photos without Kardashian / Jenners 😂

  23. Acclaim says:

    Kim looks horrible.

    No shade. She just does. You can see it on her face, she’s currently going through a LOT, so she’d probably look horrible in just about anything.

    Getting stalked by a dangerous ex will wipe off the glow and beauty from any woman.


  24. 809Matriarch says:

    Her face is starting to get that over done plastic surgery MASQUE look. She needs to decide if she wants to be blonde or brunette. That hair – eek!

  25. Trish says:

    What has happened to Kim’s face? It looks really bad here.

    Anyways, Idris and Sabrina look amazing.

  26. jferber says:

    Idris and Sabrina are IMPECCABLE. So another skin tight, black leather dress on Kim? It’s like that’s her costume by now. No matter who makes the dress, she always looks the same, like it’s her official costume or something.

  27. Marion says:

    The outfit is hideous!! And what about her new face? She’s morphing to Brandi Glanville…

  28. JC says:

    Her face looks like Cher. Ancient and dry.

  29. Jenn says:

    I’m gonna zag and say that I love Kim’s hair right now. The dress… I “get” the Punk Art look and how it “goes” with the LACMA, but I wish she would just chill out and try a soft gauzy fabric, maybe even a glamorous caftan. (Even though I dislike what Kendall is wearing, I feel like she has the right idea. She looks both tough and feminine, but she is also capable of sitting down.)

    Jodie Turner Smith never misses. The gold looks downright regal.

  30. ej says:

    Balenciaga is f*&King with her! All of these looks have been awful. Just garbage.

  31. Myn says:

    Not sure how you’re getting an invitation for a ménage à trois from black tie…