Kim Kardashian Met Gala Look Compared To Iconic Playboy Shoot

Some fans think Kim K's Met Gala look was inspired by a 2007 Playboy shoot

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The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

There were a lot of fabulous outfits on display at the Met Gala 2023. From Ice Spice to Doja Cat, everyone was showing out. The fits on display ranged from the vanilla to the stylish to the furry. This year's theme was in honor of the late, and controversial, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. However, one outfit that turned heads both on the red carpet and on social media was that of Kim Kardashian.

Kardashian showed up in a barely there pearl bead dress. Rows upon rows of pearls adorned the reality star's upper body and legs, tied together with an off-white corset. The dress came courtesy of Schiaparelli, the iconic Italian fashion house. However, the outfit drew comparisons to another iconic Kim K look for many spectators. She walked the red carpet alone but attended the rest of the event with her daughter, North. Furthermore, she was briefly seen interacting with ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson at the event.

Kim K's Met Gala Outfit Seen As 2007 Throwback

Let's go back to 2007 for a moment. As the Bush presidency wound down and the world unknowingly moved towards a crippling financial crisis, Kim Kardashian began to take the spotlight. Her infamous sex tape with Ray J, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, was released in February. In October, the premiere of E! original series Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired. The rest, they say, is history. Fun fact, 2007 was also the year that HotNewHipHop was launched.

However, the year wasn't over for Kim. In December, she joined an elite group of individuals as she starred on the cover of the December 2007 issue of Playboy. The issue also contained a multi-page spread about Kim, titled "Hollywood's New Sex Star Kim Kardashian Takes It All Off". The focal point of this spread was images of Kardashian appearing entirely nude, save for some strategically placed by strings of pearls. Fans were quick to point out the similarities between that shoot and Kardashian's 2023 Met Gala outfit. Be sure to make HotNewHipHop your first stop for all the latest celebrity gossip and news.

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.