Being popular can be great but it also has some downsides.
People in the entertainment industry usually advise others not to read comments on social media as even though there are many positive remarks, negative ones can destroy confidence.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and mother-of-four shared about one of her most iconic looks – the flowery-print gown she wore to the 2013 Met Gala. She was then pregnant with daughter North, now 6.
“I was very pregnant, very puffy and bloated and I was like, ‘Oh god, of course the first time I go I’m gonna be huge,” Kim Kardashian West said, adding that she didn’t even get an invitation.
“Kanye [West] was performing so I wasn’t actually invited, I was just Kanye’s plus one. And that was okay with me because I never really dreamed I would be at the Met Ball,” she expressed, adding, “I know no one really probably wanted me there at the time.”
Kardashian West said then Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, who also dressed West, considered her growing bump when choosing the right outfit.
“We chose a really stretchy fabric because I would be growing and we wanted to make sure that alterations were easy and it was comfortable,” Kim shared, explaining that there were two versions of the dress: the floral-print style and a black one.
“I was like, ‘I think I should just do the black version,’ and Riccardo was like, ‘No, c’mon, we have to do the floral,’ the KUWTK star recalled. “Riccardo said afterwards, ‘What do you give a woman who is pregnant? You send her flowers.’”
But Kim said she felt very insecure at the time. “I could never really speak up at that point because I was so shy and just wanted to make everybody happy,” she said.
Kardashian West agreed on the floral-print gown after Tisci said to her that Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief who co-chairs the event, also pushed for it.
However, after she walked the red carpet, memes about her started appearing online, many of which compared the star to couch material.
“I think Robin Williams even tweeted it, said I looked like Mrs. Doubtfire,” Kardashian West said. “I was crying the whole way home because I just couldn’t believe it.”
Fortunately, two important people liked her outfit: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen.
“I just remember the Olsen twins came up to me and loved my outfit and my gloves, so none of the critics mattered because the Olsen twins approved,” she expressed, adding that now that time has passed she also likes the gown.
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