Surprising no one, Kim Kardashian arrived at the 2021 Met Gala in a super-sleek head-to-toe look that had “new-era Kanye” written all over it. After dropping hints for weeks through her everyday outfit choices and pictures on social media, she showed up to the event in a full Balenciaga look that had a distinct futuristic feel.
Complete with a blacked-out head covering similar to the one West has been wearing for the rollout of his Donda album, the SKIMS mogul’s second-skin ensemble featured a stretch minidress with matching tights and a cape with a train. The mom of four was escorted by Balenciaga’s creative director, Demna Gvasalia, and wore a pair of the brand’s cult Knife boots to finish the look.
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With her latest street style looks as proof, Kardashian has been loving everything Balenciaga as of late. She went full-on Matrix in a leather look by the brand with a similar (edgier) fit while out in New York City last weekend. She also posted yet another spandex look by Gvasalia, only that time she swapped her long ponytail for super-straight tresses.
Though this isn’t the reality star’s first time attending the gala, tonight’s outfit is a nice switch-up from her looks in the past, which leaned heavily on embellished gowns with revealing silhouettes. The complete antithesis of what we’ve come to expect from Kardashian, this full-coverage getup is proof that her style is constantly evolving, both on and off the red carpet.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US