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Kim Kardashian Explains Why She’s Awkwardly Holding a Gray Sweater at 2024 Met Gala

If you thought Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala outfit looked like it was thrown together in a hurry, the reality star said that was the entire point.

Kardashian, 43, arrived at the 2024 Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday, May 6 in a custom design by Maison Margiela Couture. As part of the ensemble, the Skims founder hastily draped a gray sweater over her shoulders as she posed on the carpet.

While some onlookers were stunned by Kardashian’s small waist in her chrome corset, others were left asking: “Why does that sweater look so strange?”

Well, let Kardashian explain.

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She told Vogue the look was inspired by “the wildest night of my life in a garden and I just ran out and grabbed my boyfriend’s sweater and threw it on and had to get to work. And my hair is all messed up.”

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Indeed, Kardashian showed off her recently-dyed platinum locks, which were tied into a messy braid in the back.

“Oh Kim Kardashian why are u holding that top please it ruined the whole dress,” one person commented via X. Another wrote, “Kim Kardashian is not doing that sickening corset justice with that tired cardigan. I don’t even want to talk about the hair. I have a headache just looking at it.”

Confusing inspiration aside, some fans of Kardashian were concerned about her ability to breathe throughout the evening.

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“KIMMY BABY WHERE IS UR WAIST?!?!” one person commented on Kardashian’s Instagram post showing off the look. Another wrote, “Girl… slay. But where did you put all your internal organs???”

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Still, the divisive look still had plenty of admirers.

Longtime friend Jonathan Cheban commented, “That dress is INSANE. WOW,” while another fan wrote, “Don’t know what’s prettier her or the dress?!!! ❤️❤️❤️💯💯💯💯.”

The 2024 Met Gala — which was themed “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” with a “Garden of Time” dress code — was Kardashian’s 11th in history. She was joined on this year’s carpet by mother Kris Jenner and her boyfriend, Corey Gamble, and sisters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

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