Kim Kardashian showed up at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday, September 13, with a mystery man. The two wore a masked ensemble and fans couldn’t help but wonder if it was Kanye West who accompanied Kim to the big event.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s outfit was one of the must-see and talked about on the internet. She wore a polarizing look by Balenciaga, donning all-black attire including a skintight t-shirt dress, catsuit, boots, and a black face covering.
But was it really Kanye who accompanied her? Though some fans believed he’ll have a surprise appearance, it didn’t happen. In fact, the person with Kim is Demna Gvasalia, designer and creative director of Balenciaga.
As for Kanye, a source told E! News he didn’t show up at all but “His presence will be felt on the carpet.”
The source explained, “It was him who introduced Kim to Demna and was instrumental in the newly formed relationship between her and Balenciaga. This look on Kim is like a new subculture and fashion statement. No logo, no face, but everyone knows it’s her.”
The insider added, “Kanye gave her the courage to push creativity and people’s imagination through art. It’s the ultimate confidence.”
This isn’t the first time that the reality star wore BDSM-inspired outfits. During the New York Fashion Week, she wore a head-to-toe leather outfit also from Balenciaga. She was unrecognizable at the Donda listening party in Atlanta where she wore a masked bodysuit. Further, the two have worn similar face covering from the brand several times already.
However, she decided to wear something different during the last listening party of Donda. She looked stunning in a couture wedding dress by Balenciaga, especially when she joined the rapper on stage to offer her support.
A separate source shared to E! News that time, “Kanye asked her to do something and Kim was happy to do it. She has always supported his work and will continue to do that in the future. She enjoys collaborating with Kanye. They have a bond for life and she wants to be there for him.”- Advertisement -
A second source said, “She knew how much this meant to him and was honored to be involved. The wedding dress was symbolic of their relationship and for the song. It was not a vow renewal. There is still so much love between the two, but they aren’t reconciling.”