North West slams mother Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala look: ‘You’re suffocating’

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Credit: Kim Kardashian Instagram

North West seems to have a staunch distaste for the 2021 Met Gala look her mom wore.

According to People, in the latest episode of The Kardashians, North West was attending a fitting for her mother, Kim Kardashian, as she was preparing for the 2023 Met Gala N.Y.C. fitting with Schiaparelli’s creative director Daniel Roseberry when she voiced her distaste for one of Kim’s Met Gala looks.

When inquired about her opinion of the 2023 Met Gala dress, North conjured old memories of her opinions on her mother’s past looks at the event. The 10-year-old first attacked the 2021 Met Gala look, which was a ‘Balenciaga show-stopper,’ and said, “Looks like you’re getting covered by a plastic bag and you’re suffocating and can’t see.” The ensemble in question was black and covered Kim’s entire body and face and was the subject of several memes and unbridled controversy.

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Credit: Kim Kardashian Instagram

The 43-year-old reality star reflected on the dress last year in an interview with Vogue, where she said she was hesitating to wear it. She said, “I fought against it. I was like, I don’t know how I could wear the mask. Why would I want to cover my face?,” adding, “But Demna [Gvasalia, creative director at Balenciaga] and the team were like, ‘This is a costume gala. This is not a Vanity Fair party where everyone looks beautiful. There’s a theme and you have to wear the mask. That is the look.’ ” She admitted that wearing the look made it difficult for her to see.

At the time, a source told People, “This look on Kim is like a new subculture and fashion statement,” adding, “No logo, no face, but everyone knows it’s her.”

People also reported another snippet from the latest episode where North West criticized Kim’s look for her 2013 Met Gala look when she was pregnant with North herself. Kardashian wore a turtleneck floral gown designed by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, but North clearly voiced her dislike for it.

The SKIMS owner opened up to Vogue about the floral ensemble, which caused immense controversy at the time, saying she “was crying the whole way home.” Now, looking back, she admitted that she grew to love the look, saying, “Now it’s, like, sick.”

On the flip side, North also voiced her favorite Met Gala look of her mothers, which was a custom Mugler dress in the 2019 event, where the latex dress clung to her body, which was beaded to look like it was dripping, while Kardashian wore “wet” hair to complete the look.

Catch The Kardashians streaming currently on Hulu.