Kendall Jenner Wears Butt-Bearing Dress to Met Gala, Channeling Famous Past Look

When it comes to making a fashion statement, Kendall Jenner learned from the best. She strolled the Met Gala carpet in a La Perla Haute Couture gown, aka the red carpet version of lingerie.

The sheer, backless look came complete with a thigh-high slit, a diagonal chest-baring cut-out, and just a hint of visible thong. As Bustle reports, the look was made of 85,000 hand-painted crystals. Jenner capped off all that opulence with a simple red lip and otherwise natural look.

She also managed to look completely calm and collected while walking around in what is essentially a sheer sheet.

We have two questions: How many hours went into tailoring this, and who will get in deep trouble if it slips?

A high-fashion crystal sheet is hard to keep in place, as visible in this video of Jenner subtly adjusting her shoulder straps while chatting with Dakota Fanning. Note her perfect posture, even in pretty much nothing else but heels and a thong.

Jenner clearly has no problem claiming the red carpet, but she’s also taken a cue from Rose McGowan’s iconic 1998 MTV VMAs sheer black naked dress.

Photo: REX/Getty Images

Photo: REX/Getty Images

Photo: REX/Getty Images


McGowan’s dress is just as memorable despite (or maybe because of) even less fabric. Her knee-length mesh dress showed off her breasts and a black thong, while the fringed back had a Jenner-like focus on the booty.

At the time, McGowan told Roseanne Bar that she planned to “cause an entrance, cause a scene, whatever” — and that she had to kneel on the limo on the way over to prevent “griddle butt… like a waffle print.”

We can only hope Jenner gives a similar rundown of the logistics (and magic) that went into her own “scene” of an evening.

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