In America: A Lexicon of Fashion
Met Gala theme saw musician Billie Eilish channel classic Hollywood in a
Marilyn Monroe-inspired gown
, and Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney donning a dress that honoured the suffragette movement.
fit the theme wasn’t quite clear to some, with one Twitter
remarking: “Not only is it not in theme but it’s not even cute.” [sic]
But there’s perhaps more to her outfit than first meets the eye.
post hitting back at critics, Kardashian shared a picture of her look from the night with her 253 million followers, along with the caption: “What’s more American than a T-shirt head to toe?!”
Commenting on the post, podcaster Amanda Hirsch wrote: “Just realizing the comfort level. Genius.”
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Social media star Justin Laboy replied: “How you the most talked about person at an event & nobody can even see you? THATS LEGENDARY” [sic] along with several fire emojis.
Others have suggested that her outfit was a commentary on celebrity culture, with
user Maximilian Kilworth tweeting: “So fitting with the theme which was ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’. Kim herself is the epitome of American culture; famous for being famous. She didn’t have to wear ‘anything’ because she is recognisable no matter what.”
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga. So fitting with the theme which was 'In America: A Lexicon of Fashion'. Kim herself i… https://t.co/9fpKMJL28h