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Kim Kardashian reveals why she wore a cardigan to the Met Gala

On the red carpet, Kardashian posed for pictures in a gray cardigan that was the same color as her Maison Margiela dress.
/ Source: TODAY

Kim Kardashian's 2024 Met Gala sweater is the talk of the town!

On Monday, May 6, Kardashian arrived at the red carpet for fashion's biggest night draped in a short, gray sweater by John Galliano that covered the top of her Maison Margiela corset dress.

As she ascended the stairs on the carpet, Kardashian held her sweater tightly around her shoulders and didn't take it off while doing interviews and posing for pictures.

On social media, fans said they were confused about Kardashian's fashion choice.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2024, in New York. Evan Agostini / AP

"GURL!! If you don’t take off that TJ Maxx sweater!" one person wrote on Instagram.

Another said, "I wonder if her dress was damaged and that’s why she wore that ugly cardigan to cover it."

A third wrote, "For some reason I feel she’s not comfortable in this look. She’s feeling insecure tonight."

However, Kardashian revealed why she wore the cardigan when she did an interview with Vogue on the carpet.

The "Kardashians" star explained that she was trying to look like she was in a rush after having "the wildest night" of her life "in a garden."

"And I just ran out and grabbed my boyfriend's sweater and threw it on and had to get to work," she added, laughing about the look she was going for. "My hair is all messed up.”

Later, in a video shared to Vogue's YouTube page May 7, Kardashian revealed that the cardigan was definitely a part of the initial design of the dress. She said her inspiration came from another Maison Margiela show that featured corsets and sweaters and showed Galliano's sketch — with the gray sweater included.

She said that her look was inspired by this year’s theme: “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion,” and the dress code, “The Garden of Time.”

She explained that she and Galliano had "kind of just played around with what we thought this theme meant."

"Imagining having the best night of your entire life with your most magical person and you are just in a garden. You've overslept, you wake up after like, literally the best night of your life and I'm just running out ..." she told the outlet. "My dress is falling off because it was one of those nights and I just grab my boyfriend's sweater to, like, run off and make it to where have to be."

She joked that she's often dashing off at the end of events to "make it to (school) carpool" the next morning.

"Real life happens," she said. "Sometimes I am in my makeup from the night before and it is what it is. But it's like that, where you ... just woke up after the night of my life in this secret garden."

Fans were divided on her look, with many wondering how Kardashian's waist is so small.

"Did she get some ribs removed or what?!" one fan commented about Kardashian's slim waist in the dress.

Another said, "Girl... slay. But where did you put all your internal organs???"

A third added, "Kimberly where is your torso."

However, this isn't the first time that Kardashian has worn a formfitting dress to the Met Gala. In 2019, she dressed in a skin-tight Thierry Mugler gown at the high-fashion event. In a video with Vogue at the time, she explained that the dress was so tight that she could barely sit down.

“I can only half-sit," she said.

At the big event in 2022, she famously arrived in the dress Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade President John F. Kennedy for his birthday in the 1960s.

She said during an interview on the red carpet that she lost 16 pounds so that she could fit into the dress.

“I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein,” she told Vogue.

“I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict,” she said.

Registered dietician Frances Largeman-Roth previously told TODAY.com those practices “can trim off water weight,” but they're “not safe for everyone.”

“Using a sauna suit can lead to dehydration, which could cause an individual to pass out,” she explained. “And these practices are definitely unsafe for anyone with a heart condition or diabetes. If you’re looking to lose weight, work with a registered dietitian to see how you can safely adjust your diet to drop pounds.”