From Playboy to the Met Gala: Kim Kardashian Shocks in a Pearl-Adorned Dress by Schiaparelli

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Kim Kardashian and her daughter, North West, made a grand entrance at the 2023 Met Gala, despite earlier rumors that the Kardashian-Jenner family would not be invited to the event. The theme for this year’s gala was “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” and Kardashian’s outfit paid tribute to the late Chanel creative director, who was a longtime friend of hers.

From Playboy to the Met Gala: Kim Kardashian Shocks in a Pearl-Adorned Dress by Schiaparelli Photo
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As reported by Harper’s Bazaar, Kardashian’s maximalist outfit consisted of a white midi dress by Schiaparelli made entirely of strands of pearls, “and reminiscent of the pearl look she wore on her 2007 Playboy cover.” The outfit also featured a silky corset bodice and bra in a golden hue. Kardashian finished the bold ensemble with a massive diamond-and-pearl choker, diamond stud earrings, white sandals encrusted with pearls, and a matching pearl anklet. She completed her ensemble with an airy white jacket and opted for bronzy makeup and a dramatic updo.

From Playboy to the Met Gala: Kim Kardashian Shocks in a Pearl-Adorned Dress by Schiaparelli Photo
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North, on the other hand, showcased her casual style in a white-and-pink tweed jacket by Chanel, relaxed light blue jeans, chunky black boots, and layers of Chanel necklaces. She added more shimmer with diamond earrings and a pearl-shaped clutch.

From Playboy to the Met Gala: Kim Kardashian Shocks in a Pearl-Adorned Dress by Schiaparelli Photo
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Before the gala, Kardashian enjoyed a fun and relaxing girls’ night with sister Khloé Kardashian and some friends. As reported by People, the group attended an Usher concert before indulging in massages in their Karl Lagerfeld-themed hotel suite.

Kardashian paid tribute to Lagerfeld on social media after he passed away in 2019, saying, “We lost a true legend!!!! You were such an inspiration to the world! You shot my first fashion shoot and I was so nervous to work with such an icon!” She also expressed her honor in having met him and worked with him, and how the world was so much chicer because he existed.