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Kendall Jenner Wears Behind-Baring Dress to Met Gala, Channeling Famous Past Look

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  • Kendall Jenner
    Kendall Jenner
    American model
  • Kris Jenner
    Kris Jenner
    American television personality

When it comes to making a fashion statement, Kendall Jenner learned from the best. She strolled the Met Gala carpet in a La Perla Haute Couture gown.

The sheer, backless look came with a thigh-high slit and a diagonal chest-baring cutout, and left not much to the imagination on the back.

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Kendall Jenner at the 2017 Met Gala, Rose McGowan at the 1998 VMAs. (Photo: Rex/Getty Images)

As Bustle reports, the look was made of thread and 85,000 hand-painted crystals. Jenner capped off all that opulence with a simple red lip and otherwise natural beauty look.

She also looked completely calm and collected while walking around in what is essentially a sheer sheet.

We have two questions: How many hours went into tailoring this, and who will get in deep trouble if it slips?

A high-fashion crystal sheet is hard to keep in place, as visible in this video of Jenner subtly adjusting her shoulder straps while chatting with Dakota Fanning. Note her perfect posture, even in pretty much nothing else but heels and a thong.

Jenner clearly has no problem claiming the red carpet, but she’s also taken a cue from Rose McGowan’s iconic 1998 MTV VMAs sheer black “dress.”

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Photo: REX/Getty Images

McGowan’s look is just as memorable despite (or maybe because of) even less fabric. Her knee-length mesh dress showed off her chest, whereas the fringed back had a Jennerlike focus on the booty.

At the time, McGowan told Roseanne Barr that she planned to “cause an entrance, cause a scene, whatever” — and that she had to kneel on the limo on the way over to prevent “griddle butt…like a waffle print.”

We can only hope that Jenner gives a similar rundown of the logistics (and magic) that went into her own “scene” of an evening.

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