One of the biggest nights in fashion is upon us, and anticipation is at an all-time high. We’ve seen every famous face from the realms of fashion, film, music and art coming together to celebrate the grandest event of the year. But in the last six years, there has been one celebrity in particular making headlines for her style choices. Since her first appearance in 2013, Kim Kardashian West has been a risk-taker in the fashion department and she shows no remorse in her show-stopping styles. Below, we've rounded up every one of her iconic looks and exactly what to know about them — including which dress made her cry.
2019: "Camp: Notes On Fashion"
Looking to Italian icon Sophia Loren for inspiration on her 2019 dress, Kardashian turned to designer Thierry Mugler to craft the perfect look. Taking eight months to create, the dress was the first designed by Thierry in 20 years, coming back to his namesake label especially to craft the dress. Complete with slick hair, Kardashian went for a wet, post-ocean-swim feel with her outfit, which was completely figure hugging and shows off her impressive curves.
2018: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination”
Kim Kardashian West appears in a head-to-toe gold Atelier Versace corseted gown, adorned with embellished crosses. Considered to be one of her best looks yet, the piece was accessorised with only a few dainty diamond crosses around her neck to maintain a minimal style.
2017: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between”
Kim Kardashian West wore a white, off-the-shoulder design by Vivienne Westwood with her hair cut into a sleek and straight bob. One of her first red-carpet events, she opted for a more relaxed, minimal vibe. The soft and floaty fabric is paired with Yeezy sandal heels which feature a thin strap around the foot and crisscrossing laces tied up the leg.
2016: “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology”
Kim Kardashian West wore a silver metallic, long-sleeved Balmain gown paired with a bold ear cuff. The piece is completed with Christian Louboutin sandals inspired by cabaret dancers.
2015: “China: Through the Looking Glass”
Kim Kardashian West dresses in Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas. A bombshell embroidered nude tulle dress, with sheer lace and a long feathery train accentuates her curvaceous figure and her hair in a tight ponytail.
2014: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”
Kim Kardashian West wears a sexy and elegant dark blue and black strapless frock, cinching her waist with a black belt. A leg-bearing thigh-high slit and low neckline completes her Lanvin look.
2013: “PUNK: Chaos to Couture Exhibition”
Kim Kardashian West exhibits a powerful slit-to-the-thigh floral-printed jersey gown with matching gloves and strappy sandal heels. Her gown features a train, whilst her hair is tied in a sleek ponytail. Pregnant to daughter North, she was unable to wear her first choice of outfit, and instead settled for a custom Givenchy gown by Riccardo Tisci — to many a meme-maker's delight. In 2019, Kardashian revealed she actually cried after the event, saying she felt "insecure" about being invited.
“I was Kanye’s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol. I went home & cried after of insecurity but this is one of my fave looks now,” she wrote on Instagram before the 2019 Met Gala.