Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala ‘dripping in pearls’ with a sparkling Lagerfeld tribute

(CNN) As a nod to the late designer Karl Lagerfeld’s fondness for pearlsKim Kardashian’s look at the Met Gala was drenched in it.

I thought, ‘What’s more about Carl? “You know, the iconic Chanel pearls are what I always had in mind. So we wanted to drop in the pearls,” Kardashian said of her custom Schiaparelli collection on Vogue’s live broadcast from the New York red carpet Monday night. (Technically, the rug was a more rich cream color.)

Several strands of pearls were layered over a tan corset, and still more worked like Kardashian’s maxi skirt. While it was widely lauded as a stylish example of the trend among party invitees, some social media users compared the look to the semi-nude photo shoot Kardashian took part in during the first season of her reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. ”

Members of the Kardashian-Jenner family have been mainstays at the Met Gala in recent years. At last year’s event, Kardashian made headlines when she bounced back A dress worn by Marilyn Monroe When she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962. She 2021 Met Gala appearance It was no less provocative; She wore a “faceless” Balenciaga gown that covered her completely in head-to-toe black.

this year, Kardashian’s half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner also attended. Kylie wore a custom bright red dress by Jean Paul Gaultier under a red and blue oversized coat, both pieces by designer Haider Ackermann.

From left: Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner attend the Met Gala in New York City on May 1.

Kendall — who has walked the runways for Chanel in Lagerfeld on multiple occasions — dazzled in black sequins by Marc Jacobs with long sleeves and knee-high boots.

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“Karl has been my hero since I was 17 looking at Chloe’s collections,” Jacobs said in a live broadcast to Vogue during a later interview.

“He was like a real couturier to me,” Jacobs said of Lagerfeld’s “unbridled creativity” and disregard for limitations.

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