Kim Kardashian @ Met Gala 2023

The story of fifty thousand pearls

Kardashian wore a full pearl ensemble including a molded corset top and draped skirt, both of which were also adorned with 16,000 crystals.

The Ensemble

Her choker, pearl drop earrings, and ring were also made of pearls and crystals.

The Complements

A dozen artisans worked over 1,000 hours for the look. Each strand of pearls was strung and draped to her body. A dramatic stole completed the look.

The Workmanship

The Honor of Carl Lagerfeld (Lt.)

The fashion designer and Creative Director of  Chanel from 1983 until his death in 2019

The Source

Kim decked herself in 50,000 freshwater pearls, courtesy of Schiaparelli’s Daniel Roseberry.

The Inspiration

Carl used pearls extensively in his designs for the dramatic and aesthetic appeal and so it was a befitting tribute to the designer