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Appearance Kim Kardashian in Met Gala which is full of mystery, in the form of clothes covered in all black from head to toe, has successfully become a conversation.
At first, no one realized that such a shadowy figure was Kim Kardashian. Until Kendall Jenner, her sister, greeted the black figure with long bund hair up to a foot.
Kim Kardashian, who at that time used a design by Balenciaga designer, Demna Gvasalia, was indeed known to often go all out to appear on the Met Gala red carpet. Starting from the wet look in 2019, or the Givenchy floral dress in 2013 when she was pregnant.
Because of this appearance, Kim Kardashian is considered the wrong theme. This year’s Met Gala is themed In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, which broadly displays the style and characteristics of American fashion.
But in truth, he actually shows the hallmark of American society: at will. It can be seen from the casual style of Kim Kardashian’s clothes, she seems to just pile up a number of all black clothes, even without makeup.
This black dress consists of a curve t-shirt under a t-shirt dress with a bodysuit, which is combined with leggings, jersey gloves and black cloth that covers her entire face.
Kim also admitted his ‘laziness’.
“What’s more American than a head-to-toe t-shirt?!” he wrote on Instagram.
Although it seems lazy and without more effort, in fact the casual style is a form of the evolution of American taste in fashion.
20th-century historian of American culture at the University of Nevada, Deirdre Clemente, studied the American people’s fondness for formal attire.
Formal clothing, such as a shirt plus a suit, communicates the socio-economic class of the wearer. Now, people from the upper socio-economic class do the opposite.
Maybe you are confused to define what a casual fashion style looks like. But basically casual means dressing as you please and still in accordance with the situation.
As reported Life Savvy, The casual look can’t be separated from jeans, sweaters, t-shirts, and sneakers. You just wear your usual clothes but with a better presentation than home clothes.
Clemente said American culture is now associated with casual wear on a global scale. In fact, many people from various parts of the world imitate the American style of dress.
“And it’s almost certainly more casual than the way people dress in those places. The casual version elsewhere, especially in Europe is never as bad and dirty as the American version. Their casual version still has stylish scarves and leather jackets, while ours is jackets and jeans,” said Clemente during a joint interview Washington Post.
In his writing on Saturday Evening Post, Clemente says Americans dress casually because clothing is freedom.
Freedom for what? The freedom to choose how people present themselves to the world. People are free to blur gender boundaries, young or old, rich or poor.
The presence of casual style, he admits, undermines the dress code that dictates the rich to dress in luxurious clothes and the poor to dress functionally.
Apart from the American style at will, Kim Kardashian’s appearance could imply a message about her husband, Kanye West.
The couple, who have four children, filed for divorce in February. Nevertheless, Kim still shows support for Kanye West who recently released a new album, DONDA.
The album DONDA itself is very personal to Kanye because it uses the name of his late mother.
A number of theories then emerged, that Kim Kardashian’s appearance at the Met Gala was connected to Kanye and the DONDA album.
according to TOPNews, in a series of promotions for his new album, West had time to wear a full black face mask. Meanwhile, Kim participated by appearing in a Balenciaga haute couture wedding dress at the event held in Chicago. At that time, Kim’s face was also not clearly visible.
After that, Kim shared a photo upload wearing bodysuit his first all-black on social media in early August, similar to the one he wore at the Met Gala. He wrote “#DONDA” in the caption of the post.
Just before the Met Gala, during New York Fashion Week, Kim was seen entering the hotel with another mysterious look.
He wore a fully zipped face mask, black leather jacket, gloves, and thigh-high boots, as if to signal his appearance at the Met Gala.
Regardless of what Kim Kardashian actually meant through these clothes, one thing that must be underlined is that Kim returned to being the center of attention at the Met Gala, without having to carry a bunch of equipment, only black clothes even though later became a meme and was considered a dementor.
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