Kim Kardashian explains why she held ‘raggedy, pilled sweater’ over shocking corset dress at 2024 Met Gala

Kim Kardashian’s pilled sweater had a purpose on the 2024 Met Gala red carpet.

The reality star explained to Vogue Monday night why she paired the gray cardigan — which one social media user deemed a “kindergarten teacher” sweater — with her John Galliano for Maison Margiela gown.

Kardashian, 43, meant to channel the aftermath of “the wildest night of [her] life in a garden.”

Social media users questioned the “raggedy” outerwear choice. AFP via Getty Images
The reality star’s cashmere was meant to look like her “boyfriend’s sweater.” FilmMagic

She explained, “I just ran out and grabbed my boyfriend’s sweater and threw it on and had to get to work. And my hair is all messed up.”

While many fans raved over the “Kardashians” star’s shockingly small waist in her corset dress, others were too distracted by the choice of outerwear.

“Now why is Kim wearing that raggedy ass pilled sweater with that nice dress?” one asked via X, with another noting the “beady beads” on the cashmere.

She “just ran out … and threw it on” after a “wild” night. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
The “Kardashians” star’s explanation also included her “messed up” hair. GC Images

“Kim the sweater literally makes no sense. why did they let you go out like that?” a third user asked.

Others labeled it “disgusting and old,” comparing it to a T.J. Maxx purchase and speculating that it covered a wardrobe “malfunction.”

Kardashian ditched her signature black locks on the red carpet for loose, icy-blonde waves.

Twitter trolls compared the sweater to a T.J. Maxx purchase for a “kindergarten teacher.” GC Images
She paired it with a shocking corset gown. Getty Images

The Skims creator sported the same hair color when channeling Marilyn Monroe in the late actress’ own Jean Louis gown at the 2022 ball.

Similarly, Kardashian whittled her waist down to an extreme size for that year’s red carpet.


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“I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein,” she told Vogue, clarifying that she “didn’t starve” herself.

The businesswoman has similarly whittled down her waist for previous Met Gala balls. SplashNews.com
This year’s theme was “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” SplashNews.com

After she was criticized for setting an unrealistic body standard, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum said she “looked at it like a role.”

As for last year’s look, Kardashian wore a pearl-covered Schiaparelli gown.

Her and ex-husband Kanye West’s eldest child, North, criticized the look and hilariously called it “beachy” on their family’s Hulu show.