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.’