Kylie Jenner already knew that people would react negatively to her Off White dress, which she wore to the Met Gala in New York on Monday. And on Tuesday, the reality star and mother of two fans gave a glimpse into her life as she documented her journey to the biggest fashion night in a video posted to her YouTube channel, showing her and her team preparing for the happen and why her tailored “Poetry Dress” was sentimental to her.
In the nine-minute video, the cosmetics mogul revealed that the Couture gown was the final design of the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died in November 2021 after a two-year battle with heart angiosarcoma. Along with many of her family members, Kylie had a close relationship with Virgil during his time as Artistic Director of the world-renowned fashion house Louis Vuitton. The dress Kylie wore to the Met Gala was her way of paying tribute to her boyfriend, she said she had no intention of attending the event but eventually changed her mind as long as she could wear Off-White.
“Honestly, I decided at the last minute that I wasn’t going to go. I was like ‘unless I can go and honor Virgilius’ [Abloh]’ and [his wife] Shannon would want me to go and I’d wear Off-White, that’s the only reason I’d go today. To honor him.” Kylie revealed that she and Virgil initially planned to collaborate on an ensemble for the 2020 Met Gala before Anna Wintour decided to pull the plug amid growing cases of Covid infections – and since she was out of attendance last year because of her pregnancy, this was the most appropriate time to honor him. “It also relieves the pressure of what people think of my appearance because I love it so much. It’s so much more special to me that I don’t care what people think. It’s very special,” she added.
“I wanted to do something big this year. Every year I’ve been wearing a kind of tight mermaid dress, so this year I just wanted to wear something big, do something different.”
Earlier this month, it was quite a win for Kylie, her sisters, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and their mother, Kris Jenner, after a judge dismissed Blac Chyna’s $100 million libel suit. The family will not have to pay money in the lawsuit filed by Lashed’s founder, who alleged that the famous clan colluded to have her reality show, Rob & Chyna, canceled after a physical dispute with her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian in Dec 2016.
The jury concluded that none of the Kardashian or Jenner members had defamed Chyna or prevented her from continuing her working relationship with E! to continue, which is a blow to the 33-year-old, who claimed a second series of her show had been withdrawn because of the emails exchanged between E! producers the Kardashians.
This article was originally published on HollywoodUnlocked.
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