We’re not sure which aspect of the Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit has garnered more criticism: the authenticity and success of the exhibit itself, or Kim Kardashian’s outfit (and, really, presence) at Monday night’s Met gala.
The event’s co-chair, Riccardo Tisci, who made Kardashian that floral maternity gown with the gleeves, reflected upon the evening and its aftermath with WWD. He very sweetly defended Kardashian’s dress and its critics, calling her “the future wife of a really good friend of mine” (uh, so she and West are engaged?) and “the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.” Here’s the full quote:
She is a really good friend, and I am very happy she came to the Met for the first time. I love Kim. Doing maternity was fantastic. I wanted to have a Kim Kardashian moment, because Kim always supports me. She is the future wife of a really good friend of mine. I wanted to have a moment of family…Kim, Kanye and the baby. It will be a family that I will be close to. Kim said, ‘Ricky, I love what you’re doing so much, I am in your hands.’ I said, we should give her our punk moment with a romantic beautiful flower-printed dress. I have dressed many pregnant women in the past. People can say what they want. To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers. I think she looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.
And, according to an US Weekly “source,” Kardashian loved the dress.
Tisci’s always come across (in interviews and such) as someone who develops real relationships with the notables he dresses and incorporates into his brand. In this particular WWD interview he lists Madonna, Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé, Carine Roitfeld, and Rooney Mara as examples–and we guess Kim Kardashian can now be added to that list. And, you know, Frank Ocean, probs.