While North West, the daughter of Kim Kardashian, did not make an appearance on the Met Gala red carpet, she did make a stylish exit from the Ritz-Carlton in New York City alongside her mother.
For the car ride to the gala, Kardashian’s 9-year-old daughter joined her mother, fashionably dressed in a vintage Chanel jacket from What Goes Around Comes Around, jeans, and a conch shell clutch, as shared on social media.
The Age Restriction Dilemma
The reason behind North West’s absence from this year’s Met Gala is a result of the event’s age restriction policy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Met Gala instituted a rule in 2018 that attendees must be 18 years or older.
The decision to enforce the age restriction in 2018 was made in response to the event’s theme that year, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
The theme was deemed unsuitable for individuals under 18, as stated by a spokesperson in The Hollywood Reporter.
Although North West has yet to attend the prestigious Met Gala, her mother, Kim Kardashian, was pregnant with her during the 2013 edition of the Met Costume Institute fundraiser.
Kim Kardashian’s Pearl Extravaganza
Kim Kardashian’s appearance at the 2023 Met Gala was nothing short of extravagant.
The SKIMS founder showcased a custom Schiaparelli haute couture design by Daniel Roseberry.
The ensemble, consisting of a draped skirt and top, was adorned with over 50,000 freshwater pearls and 16,000 crystal pearls.
In an interview with Vogue, Kardashian revealed her inspiration for the pearl-centric ensemble, citing the iconic Chanel pearls associated with Karl Lagerfeld.
She expressed her desire to be “dripping in pearls,” capturing the essence of Lagerfeld’s signature style.
Crafting Kardashian’s pearl-clad gown was no small feat.
A team of twelve artisans dedicated 1,000 hours to bring the design to life. The meticulous attention to detail ensured a stunning and ethereal creation.
The Pearl-Catching Adventure
Kardashian shared a humorous anecdote about the gown, revealing that some pearls had popped off during the gala.
She instructed her daughter to gather them all, as they were genuine pearls.
North eagerly collected the fallen pearls and stowed them away in her purse.
While North West may have missed the Met Gala red carpet this year due to age restrictions, her fashionable presence was still felt as she accompanied her mother to the event.
Kim Kardashian’s pearl ensemble showcased the epitome of elegance and style, with its nod to Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic pearls.
The night was undoubtedly a memorable one for the Kardashian family, with North enthusiastically embracing her role as a pearl collector extraordinaire.