After Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy floral curtain-inspired Met Ball gown was slated by fashion critics, now Vogue have taken the critique one step further by cropping the reality star out of their best dressed gallery.
Vogue.com collated a glamorous slideshow of the event’s 77 best dressed guests which, unsurprisingly, did not include Kim Kardashian.
Vogue hailed Kanye West for his exemplary sartorial prowess, but very deliberately cropped pregnant Kim Kardashian from the shot
It did, however, include her boyfriend Kanye West who, like Kim Kardashian, was decked head to toe in Givenchy.
Vogue hailed Kanye West for his exemplary sartorial prowess – but very deliberately cropped his pregnant girlfriend from the shot – and did not include her elsewhere.
Kim Kardashian’s Givenchy floral curtain-inspired Met Ball gown was slated by fashion critics
The only evidence that Kim Kardashian was there on the night is a flash of floral and a disembodied arm linking with Kanye West’s to the left of the frame.
Kanye West’s photo is cropped notably slimmer than the rest and, to add further salt to the wound, all other couples, such as Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods, remain intact in their slides.
Vogue may not have been impressed by Kim Kardashian floral faux pas – but the designer behind the top-to-toe look, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, defended the look to WWD, saying: “I think she looked amazing.
“She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.”
The Givenchy creative chief has long been friends with Kanye West and said he chose the look for the pregnant star because, “when you celebrate something, you give people flowers”.
And the look was all his idea.
“[She] said, <<Ricky, I love what you’re doing so much, I am in your hands>>.”
This year Met Ball’s theme may have been “punk”, but judging by Kim Kardashian’s powerfully floral outfit, she didn’t get the memo for Monday night’s event.
Kim Kardashian, 32, sported a garish floral gown over her blossoming baby bump, which she bizarrely teamed with matching gloves and heels on the New York red carpet.
She wasn’t exactly shy about flashing the flash as she joined boyfriend Kanye West for one of fashion’s biggest events.
According to People magazine, the custom Givenchy gown by Riccardo Tisci number is made out of floral printed jersey with grommet details that attached the sleeves, turtleneck and gloves.
The dress was rather bizarrely teamed with strappy sandals which gave the ensemble an overly matched look.
Pregnant Kim Kardashian misfired at the Met Ball in slit-to the-thigh Givenchy gown with matching shoes as she couldn’t fit in her first choice dress
Meanwhile, her boyfriend Kanye West- the night’s star performer – also wore Givenchy, but looked much more classy in a simple black suit and white shirt.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their first baby this summer and it was revealed the reality star decided at the last minute to wear the garish creation, according to Life & Style.
“She had the Givenchy severely altered at the last minute on orders of her new stylist,” a fashion insider told the magazine.
“She’s gained a lot of weight in her arms and her stylist has told her she should not show them off.
“So her dress now has sleeves when it was sleeveless before.”
The source claims that Kanye West was unimpressed that Kim Kardashian decided to mess with the dress.
“Kanye is annoyed, as the dress is by his best friend Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, and he feels embarrassed that Kim is messing with a beautiful piece of art,” the source said.
Apparently, Kim Kardashian was having a “hard time” trying to fit into her original choice of dress before opting for the Givenchy gown.
“It had to be modified five times for her growing frame,” a friend of Kim Kardashian’s told the magazine last week.
Meanwhile, the reality star posted photographs of herself posing with designers Donatella Versace and Valentino at the event.
It is not known whether Kim Kardashian’s rather outlandish choice was approved by Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour who is reported to have hosted both Kim and Kanye West at her New York home last night.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were photographed going into Anna Wintour’s home on Sunday for an “intimate dinner”.
The reality star’s newfound connection with Anna Wintour comes after she was reportedly banned from even attending the event the year before by the editor.
According to a report in 2012, Kim Kardashian was banned from showing up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala by any mean because of an edict from Anna Wintour.
Apparently the Vogue editor wasn’t a fan of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and at the time made sure she didn’t have a way in.
A source told RadarOnline in the 2012 report: “Anna hates Kim. Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn’t fit that bill at all.”
Kim Kardashian’s failure to show up to the 2012 proceedings was even more so unexpected especially as Kanye West was in attendance, looking dashing in a bowtie and suit.
The insider continued: “The Met Gala is $25,000 a ticket, but Kim can’t even buy her way in, Anna Wintour does NOT want her there!
“Anna Wintour would allow Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue over her dead body. As long as Anna in charge you will NOT see Kim on Vogue.”
This year Anna Wintour is said to have had a change of heart and allowed Kanye West to bring her as he was performing at the star-studded event.
Mariacarla Boscono’s four-month-old daughter Marialucas has made her modelling debut for Givenchy, becoming the fashion house’s youngest model.
In a black and white campaign shot bright-eyed Marialucas is seen tucked firmly under her mother’s arm, looking away from the camera.
Commenting on the shot Mariacarla Boscono, 32, told Style.com: “When I look at this photo, I feel blessed with all the magic that surrounds me – my loves, my affections.”
The image was captured by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld styled the shoot.
Mariacarla Boscono’s four-month-old daughter Marialucas has made her modelling debut for Givenchy, becoming the fashion house’s youngest model
Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci, who has known Mariacarla Boscono for more than 15 years, said he wanted to focus on family and “real people”.
“They are people I love and who love me, it’s about family – something that is difficult to find in today’s world, it’s about real people, only taking the best of their personalities, with no effort,” he explained.
Kate Moss, Francisco Peralta, artists Marina Abramovic and Jared Buckhiester and Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares also appear in the spring / summer 2013 campaign.
Italian-born Mariacarla Boscono sparked attention earlier this year when she posed nude with her eight-month baby bump for Love magazine.
Shortly after the image was released she gave birth.
Mariacarla Boscono told Style.com that the love she feels for her daughter is “so special and overwhelming that words would not be enough” to describe.
Marialucas is Mariacarla Boscono’s first child with her husband Andreas Patti.
As well as being Givenchy’s longtime muse, 5ft 10in Mariacarla Boscono has starred in dozens of campaigns for brands including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin.