It’s hard to imagine Fashion’s Biggest Night without reality tv’s most famous family, but there was a time when the Kardashian-Jenners couldn’t get an invite to the Met Gala.
“Year 1 – 2013 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy,” the Skims founder wrote via Twitter in May 2019 while reflecting on her ensembles through the years. “I was Kanye‘s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol.” Kardashian, who was pregnant with daughter North at the time, inadvertently wore the most memorable look of the night. “I went home & cried after of insecurity but this is one of my fave looks,” she added, referencing the memes made about her floral gown and matching gloves.
Kardashian quickly became a fixture on the Met Gala’s red carpet. Her designer outfits continue generating memes. KKW Beauty founder Kim Kardashian arrived in a Balenciaga all-black dress with a long, waist-length ponytail, and a mask covering her face. “I fought against it,” the Keeping up with Kardashians alum told VogueIn February 2022, she explained that she had to be convinced into wearing the futuristic T-shirt. “I was like, ‘I don’t know how I could wear the mask. Why would I want to cover my face?’”
She continued: “[Balenciaga creative director] Demna and the team were like, “This is a costume gala. This is not a Vanity FairParty where everyone looks beautiful. There’s a theme and you have to wear the mask. That’s the look.’”
The Selfish author isn’t the only member of her family to turn heads at the Met Gala. In May 2017, Kendall Jenner arrived at the event — the theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between — in a barely-there La Perla gown. “It’s pretty sexual but, it’s cool, and I always like something that’s a little controversial,” she told AllureAbout the butt-baring outfit.
Although many Kardashian-Jenner relatives have attended the fundraiser over time, KourtneyAnd Khloé KardashianNever walked up the steps of Metropolitan Museum of Art during the gala. In 2019, some began speculating that the Good American cofounder was blacklisted from the event, which Khloé refuted two years later.
“Khloé, now that you are online please tell if the Met Gala rumors are true,” a fan asked via Twitter in September 2021. “Absolutely NOT true,” the Kourtney and Khloé Take MiamiAn alum responded.
Keep scrolling to relive all of the Kardashian-Jenner’s most memorable fashion moments: