Kim Kardashian West had ‘secret midnight’ dress fittings for Met Gala
Kim Kardashian West had a secret midnight dress fitting ahead of the Met Gala.
The 35-year-old star made sure her preparation for the extravagant event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday evening (05.02.16) was perfect in order to avoid criticism for her fashion choice, just like in 2013 when her Givenchy "couch dress" got people talking for all the wrong reasons.
Kim – who walked the red carpet with her husband Kanye West – travelled to the SoHo Grand hotel in New York on Saturday night (04.30.16) for her hush hush dress fitting.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Kim flew in for secret midnight fittings at a luxurious penthouse at the SoHo Grand at midnight on Saturday."
The metallic dress Kim decided to wear was actually a combination of two Balmain gowns created by Olivier Rousteing and fitted the party’s Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology theme perfectly.
Her husband Kanye West revealed on Twitter: "Thank you Olivier for making 4 dresses for Kim to choose from which we chopped 2 in half (sic)"
Kim and Kanye – who have two children, daughter North, two and six-month-old son Saint, together – were in New York all weekend gearing up for the Met Ball – which is organized by Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-chief of American Vogue magazine.
Kanye, 38, personally thanked Anna for inviting him and his wife to the Met Gala, which he described as the "Grammys of style".
The rapper – whose outfit was also created by Balmain – wrote in a series of Twitter posts: "Thank you Anna for the invite thank you to the whole Vogue team … This Gala is like the Grammys of style!
"Also (thank you) to Kim’s hair and makeup Lorraine jewelry and the whole style squad at Balmain and the Yeezy team. (sic)"