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.
Her choker, pearl drop earrings, and ring were also made of pearls and crystals.
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 Honor of Carl Lagerfeld (Lt.)
The fashion designer and Creative Director of Chanel from 1983 until his death in 2019
Kim decked herself in 50,000 freshwater pearls, courtesy of Schiaparelli’s Daniel Roseberry.
Carl used pearls extensively in his designs for the dramatic and aesthetic appeal and so it was a befitting tribute to the designer