She's living the simple life now: Kim Kardashian shuns bling to play the peasant girl at Met Gala after declaring robbery terror has made her ‘less materialistic’
- Kim attended the gala solo after husband Kanye West decided to stay home in LA with their two kids
- Sources claimed the rapper felt it would be too much pressure to attend the red carpet event
- The reality star, 36, opted for a white Vivienne Westwood dress and sandals for the star-studded bash
- She was joined at the event by half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner
She's famous for grabbing the limelight with her skin-baring outfits.
The full-length number had a drawstring at the bust and long sleeves and the reality star, 36, completed the peasant girl look with some simple sandals.
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Covered up: Kim Kardashian arrived at the Met Gala on Monday in an off-the-shoulder white Vivienne Westwood dress and simple sandals
She emphasized the simplicity of her fashion choice by eschewing any jewelry or accessories.
Her shoulder-length straight hair was sleekly styled and she also kept her make-up light.
She emphasized her eyes with smoky shadow and lashings of black liner and lashes, while adding just a dusting of blush and nude lip color.
Turning her back on things: Kim's virginal look was worlds away from her blingy turnouts of years gone by
No bling: The full-length number had a drawstring at the bust and long sleeves and the reality star emphasized the simplicity of her fashion choice by eschewing any jewelry or accessories
Taking things by storm: Kim was glowing as she attended the hottest date in the showbiz calendar
Keep it chic in a white off-the-shoulder dress like Kim
She's normally one for high octane glamour but Kim Kardashian channeled an altogether more understated look at this year's Met Gala!
We were slightly surprised as the theme for tonight's event centered around avant garde designer Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakuboas, so we were expecting Kim to go for a super statement ensemble... but then the reality star never likes to be predictable!
Kim is bang on trend for the season though. The Bardot trend has been big for some time now and is showing no sign of going anywhere, so if you haven't already tried it out then now is most definitely the time.
Follow the link on the right to check out Vivienne Westwood's current collection or get the look with the off-the-shoulder styles in the carousel below.
Just a few days ago, Kim had told Ellen DeGeneres that her robbery in Paris last October had made her a less materialistic person.
'I don’t care to show off the way that I used to,' she said during an appearance on the comedienne's daytime chat show.
'I was definitely materialistic before, and not that there's anything bad with having things and working hard to get those things, and I'm really proud of everyone around me that's successful, but I'm so happy that my kids get this me,' she added.
Changed woman: She told Ellen DeGeneres last week that she doesn't care 'to show off the way that I used to' after her robbery at gun point in Paris last October
The fashion-loving Keeping Up With The Kardashians star had made no secret of her excitement to attend the splashy annual party held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
For the first time since 2013, when she and husband Kanye West made their Met Gala debut, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is without the rapper to lean on on her big night.
Kanye, who was hospitalized for mental health reasons late last year, decided to skip the proceedings this time around.
'It had nothing to do with the Met Gala. It was more about the stress and pressure of a big red carpet. He just wasn’t quite there yet,' a source close to the Yeezy designer said.
Played down her assets: Kim's famous derriere was covered by the simple dress that had a plain zipper down the back
Solo: For the first time since she made her Met Gala debut in 2013, Kim was without husband Kanye West, who chose to stay home in LA rather than deal with the pressure of the event
Hot stuff! The stunning star looked white hot in her stunning gown
Once inside the event, Kim found herself seated at the same table as Rihanna.
And being the social media maven that she is, she couldn't help but Snapchat images to her millions of followers.
She also posted snaps of herself with half-sister Kylie, Donatella Versace and model Bella Hadid.
Look who I am sitting with: She may have been without a date for the night but Kim did have some good company at her table
Our table: She shared Snapchats from inside the gala, posing here with Rihanna and guest
Wanna be in our gang? Kim also posed for Snaps with Donatella Versace, Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid
Following in Kim's footsteps: Kim also praised her half-sister Kendall Jenner's fashion choice sharing a close-up look at the 22-year-old's barely there outfit
Behind the scenes: She also took a snap of Kylie taking a picture of Kendall and ASAP Rocky on one of the museum's galleries
On Friday Kim had shared three behind-the-scenes shots on kimkardashianwest.com from her appearance at the 2015 Met Gala.
'For the 2015 Met Gala, I wore a custom Roberto Cavalli gown by Peter Dundas,' the siren began. 'It was the first dress Peter designed for Roberto Cavalli!'
The Selfish author added: 'I was two months pregnant with Saint at the time, so I was trying to hide it.'
The cover girl also said: 'My inspiration for the dress came from Cher’s look at the first-ever Met Gala. I was surreal to meet her later that night.'
Say cheese: Kim also shared her own version of Kylie's bathroom selfie
Vintage Met Gala: Kim and Kanye on the steps of the New York Museum in 2015
A new look at an old look: Kim shared never-seen-before behind-the-scenes photos from getting ready for Met Gala 2015 on her website on Friday
Contrast: This time around, Kim left the revealing ensembles to her younger half-siblings Kylie, 19, and Kendall, 21, Jenner
Cher wore the look in 1974. The dress was created by Bob Mackie, best known for his work with Joan Collins on TV's Dynasty.
'For my glam, Mario Dedivanovic did my makeup and Peter Savic did my hair. At first, we did a Samurai bun and then switched it up to a sleek ponytail.'
This year's theme is Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, an exhibit that examines the work of the famed 74-year-old Japanese fashion designer over the span of 40-some years.
Remember this? Kim and Kanye are seen at the Punk: Chaos To Couture Met in 2013
Katy Perry is one of the hosts.
'People always think that she’s a postmodernist because she uses what appears to be deconstruction,' said Andrew Bolton, the head curator at the Costume Institute, told The Cut. 'But her constant search for originality or newness is the defining feature of her work.'
The clothing on show at the accompanying exhibit is from Kawakubo’s archive, and according to the Met, 'objects will be organized into eight aesthetic expressions of interstitiality in Kawakubo’s work: Fashion/Anti-Fashion, Design/Not Design, Model/Multiple, Then/Now, High/Low, Self/Other, and Clothes/Not Clothes.'
The Ks! The Wests sparkle in matching silver at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology gala in 2016
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