The Met Gala Isn’t Until Monday, But Kim Kardashian — who is expected to attend an A-list fashion event — is already turning heads with her style.
The 40-year-old reality star arrived in New York City on Saturday wearing head-to-toe — literally — posing at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel by Balenciaga in black leather, a black belted trench, stiletto shoes, gloves and a full face. The mask covers everything but the tail of a long dark ponytail hanging from a hole in the back.
Sharing pictures of her bold look on Instagram, the mother of four got mixed reviews. While friends like Lala Anthony — spotted partying with the star on Instagram Stories — gave their approval, and some called the outfit “raunchy,” others found it a little too frightening.
“Kim Honey nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo American Horror Story,” read one of the many comments comparing him to the show’s Rubber Man.
“Ma’am, are you alright?” One follower wrote, while another declared it “no” [your] best look.”
“Is this fashion?” Asked by a fan, as simple as people responded with some variation of “WTF.”
Several commenters suggested that Kardashian’s estranged husband, Kanye West, Leather was responsible for the look, which may be the case. The rapper has been sporting his range of elaborate masks for the past several months, Hiding his own face in a black mask While promoting his new album, donda, last month.
Kardashian herself helped support the album by wearing another all-black Balenciaga ensemble, which included a headband with narrow slits for her eyes, mouth, and ponytail. He too wore a wedding dress during a Chicago listening event donda, speculations are rife that the former couple has reconciled.
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