Kim Kardashian on the reason behind *that* Met Gala look
Apparently, Kim was just responding to the brief.
Reality TV superstar Kim Kardashian has shed some light on why she chose to rock a head-to-toe black outfit which covered her face to the prestigious Met Gala on Monday evening.
Stepping out in a Balenciaga outfit, Kim K stole the show and became the most talked about celebrity at the star-studded event.
However, fashion lovers were split. Some felt she was making a statement about her own star power and legacy, while others thought she'd be more at home on the set of Harry Potter.
Taking to Instagram, Kim explained that her outfit was a response to the event's theme, which was American Independence.
Captioning a series of photos from the night, she wrote: "What's more American than a T-shirt head to toe?!"
I mean she has a point, to be fair.
On reflection, the outfit, with two trains and her long ponytail extended behind her, is indeed a T-shirt, which occupies a beloved place in the United States' sartorial history.
In the comments section, fans applauded Kim for the bold choice.
One wrote: "Just realizing the comfort level. Genius."
Another said: "Faceless, endless hair train and comfy. Taking fashion in a new direction. You and your team crushed it at the met."
A third fan commented: "How you are the most talked about person at an event & nobody can even see you? THATS LEGENDARY."
Indeed, in a testament to the star power of the Kardashians, Kim succeeded in becoming instantly recognisable without even showing her face, so respect where respect is due, I suppose.
Other key style moments of the evening include Billie Eilish evoking the spirit of old Hollywood glamour in a stunning Oscar de la Renta gown, or Yara Shahidi paying tribute to Josephine Baker in an ornate Dior gown.