Kim Kardashian Just Clapped Back Against Met Gala Critics

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Kim Kardashian has clapped back at criticism of that Balenciaga Met Gala outfit.

If you’ve been following the looks from Monday’s star-studded event, you’ll have seen Kim’s controversial all-black Balenciaga get-up - not the mention the many, many memes it spawned.

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Photo credit: Theo Wargo - Getty Images

The completely covered (including her face), all-black jersey outfit obscured Kim from head to toe, with the only visible part of her body being a 75-inch, floor-length ponytail.

The inspiration behind her look reportedly came from Kardashian West's estranged husband Kanye, who skipped the event, but allegedly encouraged her to be more daring with her clothes.

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Photo credit: Theo Wargo - Getty Images

Not everyone has been so supportive, however: some Twitter users have compared Kim to a Dementor, while countless memes have been created poking fun at the difference between her outfit and that of her more traditionally dressed half-sister, Kendall.

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Many have also criticised Kim for not adhering to the Met Gala’s theme which, this year, was ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’.

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But in an Instagram post to her 253 million followers, Kim hit back, saying: ‘What’s more American than a T-shirt head to toe?!’

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Kim has form when it comes to out-there Met Gala ensembles - remember that infamous ‘couch dress’ by Givenchy? - but her latest look was by far her most daring yet.

Given that the Met Gala is known as an occasion to celebrate avant-garde fashion, we’re right behind Kim’s experimental approach. What will she come up with next year? Over to you, Kim…

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