Kim Kardashian made this subtle change to her Met Gala dress

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This year's Met Gala was always going to be one of the best ones for red carpet dresses, thanks to its camp theme. One of the most memorable came courtesy of Kim Kardashian, who defied all logic in a dreamy Mugler dress that made her waist look impossibly tiny.

The dress was custom made for her, and took eight months to make - oh and it was the first creation the designer made for the House of Mugler in 20 years, no biggie.

It featured a latex corset and beaded crystals hanging off her body to simulate drops of water. At the time, she told Vogue US, 'He envisioned me this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping.'

But the dress have an extra small detail that Kim changed at the last minute in order to appease husband Kanye West: nipples.

On The Real, she explained his born-again Christian beliefs caused a conversation around the sexiness of the dress, 'Well, the dress initially, since I was wet coming out of the water, there were nipples attached to it. I think with editing I don’t know, I’m not sure if we actually put that part into that fight. So, he was really certain that he didn’t want that on the dress and had mentioned it multiple times. And that was still on there so we did have that discussion.’

She added, 'He is my husband, so I obviously want to honour him and what he’s feeling. And he’s been going through this life change, and it’s mostly about the kids.'

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

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