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Kim Kardashian Defends Her Met Gala Look Amid Criticism

“What’s more American than a t-shirt from head to toe?”

If you followed the news coverage, or clicked through social threads related to this year’s Costume Institute fundraiser then you’ve bound to see photos of Kim on the museum’s beige carpet. That said, if you did not immediately recognize the reality star, do not mention it.

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For the record, the veiled figure Kendall JennerRight is, in fact, her sister Kim. Search had a lot to say via her sister photo on Twitter this week.

Kim – who is known for Met Gala ensembles that drinking debate online, for better or worse – attended the Monday event in one very black bodysuit designed by Balenciaga.

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The costume is covered everything, including Kim’s hands, face, and head (saves the ponytail), and looks great Kanye Westis on stage wardrobe while the rapper Donda listening parties.

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Her clothing has garnered a wave of memes on social media, complete with references to it Harry Potter‘s Dementia and The Sims’ Grim Reaper.

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Some critics have claimed that Kim’s outfit choice did not fit the theme of this year’s gala – “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” – but she did not agree and defended her choice to wear it on Instagram yesterday.

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“What’s more American than a t-shirt from head to toe?” the Continue with the Kardashians Personality describes a post with photos of her on the Met steps.

Some fashion figures have seen their point. Kim has re-posted messages featuring fashion bloggers Bryanboy in the Ritvika Ojha originally shared on Instagram, which took note of the “explanation” she was conceivably trying to convey with the “simplicity” of the look.

Can you come up with Kim’s statement? LMK your take on her bodysuit in the comments below!

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