Kim Kardashian is ‘dripping in pearls' with lustrous Lagerfeld tribute at Met Gala

Kim Kardashian wore a Schiaparelli gown to the 2023 Met Gala. The gown was covered in strands of pearls, a quintessentially Chanel accessory.

Kim Kardashian is ‘dripping in pearls' with lustrous Lagerfeld tribute at Met Gala


Kim Kardashian's Met Gala outfit was covered in pearls as a tribute to the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who loved them.

"I thought: 'What's more Karl? It's the Chanel pearls that I have always been drawn to. We wanted to be covered in pearls', Kardashian explained of her Schiaparelli custom ensemble during Vogue's Monday night livestream. Technically, the carpet had a richer cream color.

The corset was adorned with a number of strands, some of which were still used to create the full-length skirt for Kardashian. The look was praised for being elegant and a good example of the trend among the Gala invitees. However, some social media users likened it to the photoshoot that Kardashian did during the first season her reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians".

In recent years, members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan have become Met Gala regulars. Last year, Kardashian was the talk of the event when she wore Marilyn Monroe's dress when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy back in 1962. She wore a Balenciaga gown with a 'faceless design' that covered her from head to foot in black.

In addition to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, half-sisters of Kardashian were in attendance. Kylie wore an oversize red and baby-blue coat by Haider Ackermann, under a custom Jean Paul Gaultier gown in bright red.

Kendall, who has walked multiple Chanel runways with Lagerfeld, glowed in a Marc Jacobs sequin leotard. It featured floor-length sleeves as well as knee-high boots.

Jacobs told Vogue Livestream that Karl has been hero since she was 17.

Jacobs described Lagerfeld as a true fashion designer because of his 'unbridled creativeness' and disregard for limits.