Kim Kardashian had to choose between two gowns at the last minute before the 2013 Met Gala.
The reality TV star hit headlines when she stepped out in the skintight floral Givenchy gown designed by Riccardo Tisci alongside Kanye West at the Punk-themed fashion event six years ago.
However, in an interview for Vogue's Life in Looks series, Kim explained that she was still trying to decide between the flower-print dress and a black version of the same style right up until the event started.
"We had a black version of this and then the floral version. And I was like, 'I think I should just do the black version.' And Riccardo's like, 'No come on you have to do the floral,'" she recalled, adding that the designer felt it better suited the occasion because she was pregnant with her daughter North West at the time. "Riccardo had said afterwards, 'What do you give a woman when she's pregnant? You send her flowers.' It was such a sweet message, how Riccardo described it. But I was so insecure, and I could never really speak up at that point 'cause I was so shy and just wanted to make everyone happy."
Kim went on to note that U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour had previously told Riccardo that she preferred the floral version. Following the Met Gala, Kim was subjected to a tirade of criticism and Internet memes, with many comparing the look to upholstery or outfits worn by Robin Williams in 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire.
"I was crying, like, the whole way home because I just couldn't believe it. There were all these memes about me and this couch. I think Robin Williams even tweeted it, said I looked like Mrs. Doubtfire. It was like this whole thing, so I just cried," the 39-year-old remembered.
Yet, Kim found great comfort in the reaction she received from The Row designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
"I just remember (Mary-Kate and Ashley) came up to me and loved my outfit and my gloves," she smiled. "So, none of the critics mattered because the Olsen twins approved."
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