Kim Kardashian slams critics of Met Gala Balenciaga bodysuit after huge backlash

By James Brinsford

Kim Kardashian doesn't do the Met Gala by halves and she once again made her mark on one of the biggest nights in the fashion calendar on Monday night.

The 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wore a custom full Balenciaga look that had a distinct futuristic feel which was designed by the fashion house's creative director Demna Gvasalia, which incorporated a bodysuit with a black curve T-shirt under a T-shirt dress.

She added jersey boots Pantaleggings and a mask that covered her entire face in one of the boldest looks on a night full of glamour and sparkle.

Kim Kardashian arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (AFP via Getty Images)

It echoed the blacked-out covering that Kanye has been wearing for the rollout of his Donda album and, predictably, it was met with a huge backlash online.

The reality star was mocked for the outfit, with it being compared to the Dementors in Harry Potter in one thread on Twitter.

While some were supportive of Kim, there was a big wave of doubters who questioned what she was trying to represent when the theme for this year's gala was “American independence”.

Kim has now responded to the critics, saying that her creation couldn't have made her "more American", as she posted a pic of her on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts.

She told her fans and critics: "What’s more American than a T-shirt head to toe?!"

There were some that took issue with this assertion about the ensemble, with one Twitter user replying to Kim: "I'm pretty sure that that's not american fashion, it's literally just black and ridiculous."

Kim Kardashian has hit back at critics of her uncharacteristic Met Gala outfit (Startraks Photo/REX/Shutterstock)
Kanye West is thought to have inspired Kim's Met Gala look after years in which she has wowed the event with her outfits (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Among the dissenters were some positive messages with one claiming that this was a big fashion moment.

One fan tweeted: "Everyone knew it was Kim. Its so perfectly her. It’s genius. The matt black is the perfect contrast to the glam and flash bulbs of the night. Honestly you could write an cultural art history essay on this look.."

It was reported that her estranged husband Kanye West was the one who pushed Kim to wear the interesting ensemble.

TMZ reported that the rapper was the driving force behind the look and that it was he who "gave Kim the courage to push the envelope with creativity and people's imagination through art."

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