Riccardo Tisci is Standing By Kim Kardashian’s Met Ball Gown
Kim Kardashianfinally enjoyed her first Met Ball moment, on the arm of her baby’s father, Kanye West. As we are all well aware, the mommy-to-be chose to wear a Givenchy floral dress with, er, connecting glove sleeves by West’s BFF Riccardo Tisci. As if her attendance wasn’t controversial enough, the gown (and gloves?) was met with tough criticism—we won’t get into specifics, let’s just say there are all sorts of memes floating around the Internet and Vogue.com went as far as to crop her out of West’s picture in their red carpet slideshow, according to The Cut.
Despite all of this, Tisci still stands by his work, and the woman wearing it. He broke down his thought process for Women’s Wear Daily. Basically, according to the designer, this dress is the equivalent of giving someone flowers as a celebration.
“She is a really good friend, and I am very happy she came to the Met for the first time. I love Kim. Doing maternity was fantastic. I wanted to have a Kim Kardashian moment, because Kim always supports me. She is the future wife of a really good friend of mine. I wanted to have a moment of family…Kim, Kanye and the baby. It will be a family that I will be close to. Kim said, ‘Ricky, I love what you’re doing so much, I am in your hands.’ I said, we should give her our punk moment with a romantic beautiful flower-printed dress. I have dressed many pregnant women in the past. People can say what they want. To me, pregnancy is the most beautiful thing in the world, and when you celebrate something, you give people flowers. I think she looked amazing. She was the most beautiful pregnant woman I dressed in my career.”
…Guess he told us?