Kim Kardashian has revealed that she ‘cried all the way home’ after seeing cruel memes about her first Met Gala look.
In a new video for Vogue, the 39-year-old reflected on some of her best and worst outfits to date – including that floral-print gown she wore to her first Met Gala back in 2013.
Kim was pregnant with her first child, North, at the time and felt incredibly insecure because she felt like nobody wanted her there.
Kim said: “I was very pregnant, very puffy and bloated and I was like, ‘Oh god, of course the first time I go I’m gonna be huge.”
“Kanye was performing so I wasn’t actually invited, I was just Kanye’s plus one. And that was okay with me because I never really dreamed I would be at the Met Ball. I know no one really probably wanted me there at the time.”
Kim’s dress was designed by then-Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, and she actually wanted to wear a black version of the dress – but was convinced otherwise.
“We chose a really stretchy fabric because I would be growing and we wanted to make sure that alterations were easy and it was comfortable,” she said.
“I was like, ‘I think I should just do the black version,’ and Riccardo was like, ‘No, c’mon, we have to do the floral.'”
“But I was so insecure. I could never really speak up at that point because I so shy and just wanted to make everybody happy,” she recalled.
After Kim and Kanye walked the red carpet, people quickly started criticising her outfit, and compared her dress to an old floral couch or curtains.
Kim said: “And then, I was crying like the whole way home because I just couldn’t believe it, there was all these memes about me and this couch, and I think Robin Williams even tweeted it, said I looked like Mrs. Doubtfire, it was this whole thing.”
Although she cried at the time, Kim looks back and loves the dress now, and said she felt ok about it because the Olsen twins approved.
She said: “I just remember the Olsen twins came up to me and loved my outfit and my gloves, so none of the critics mattered because the Olsen twins approved.”