Kanye West “Really Excited” After He And Kim Kardashian Named Met Gala’s “Best Dressed” Couple By Vogue (VIDEO)
Kanye West was mocked on social media when he showed up to Monday’s 2016 Met Gala in ripped jeans, but the rapper couldn’t be prouder after he and wife Kim Kardashian were named the “best dressed couple” by Vogue.com.
As Gossip Cop reported, the theme for this year’s Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” As such, Kardashian went with a custom, metallic Balmain dress that had her looking like a sexy robot. West, meanwhile, showed up in the aforementioned torn pants, along with a crystal-studded denim jacket and contacts that made his eyes look as if he was possessed.
The couple’s coordinating colors and embrace of the “machine” aspect of the theme won them raves from Vogue.com, which wrote, “Together the Kimye effect was nothing short of dazzling.” Early Tuesday morning, West highlighted the article on Twitter, writing, “I’m really excited to get our first best dressed at the met … This Gala is like the Grammys of style!”
He then expressed gratitude for Vogue editor and Met Gala mastermind Anna Wintour, as well as Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing. “Thank you Anna for the invite thank you to the whole Vogue team,” tweeted the rapper. “Thank you Olivier for making 4 dresses for Kim to choose from which we chopped 2 in half.”
West went on, “And thank you for turning my personal jean jacket into a couture piece. Also to Kim’s hair and makeup Lorraine jewelry and the whole style squad at Balmain and the Yeezy team.” He added, “We just had fun with the ‘future’ theme!!! It was a fun night all together…”
For her part, Kardashian hasn’t yet commented on the Vogue “best dressed couple” honor. Check out a trippy video from the event below, as well as a Snapchat of Kardashian licking her “sexy husband.”
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