Kim Kardashian confirms she will attend Met Gala despite rumours of 'Kardashian-free' event
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The Met Gala this year will have at least one Kardashian walking the red carpet.
Kim K has confirmed she will attend the glamorous fundraising event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute tonight (1 May).
The 42-year-old mum-of-four spoke out amid speculation that the royal family of reality TV had failed to make the guest list this year, which would have been a sharp twist of fate compared to last year.
In 2022, Vogue editor Anna Wintour invited Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kylie, Kendall and Kris to the Met Gala, which she organises every year.
The event was covered in the family’s Disney+ and Hulu reality show The Kardashians.
The rumours started swirling in March when Page Six claimed the none of the Kardashians would be present, but they later clarified that Kim – who has graced the red carpet since the 2013 Met Gala – would be there for her 10th anniversary, alongside another yet-to-be-identified sister.
Now, we have confirmation from the horse’s mouth. On Wednesday (26 April) Kim shared a series of glamorous Instagram pictures alongside a very special guest: the late Lagerfeld’s pampered cat Choupette. This year’s event will honour Lagerfeld, who died in 2019.
Kim didn’t beat around the bush and said she’ll be at the Met Gala this year without any room for interpretation.
She captioned the post: "Had a date with @choupetteofficiel in Paris.
"We then spent some time at @karllagerfeld's office to get a little inspiration from the Met."
The pictures show the SKIMS founder lounging on a huge bed alongside the spoiled feline and looking at sketches in Lagerfeld’s office.
This year’s celebrity co-chairs include Dua Lipa, Michaela Coel and Roger Federer, who will join Wintour in curating the world’s most star-studded night in fashion.
All eyes will be on Kim this evening, as fans wait to see how she’ll make headlines following her divisive and controversial outfit last year.
Kim wore the iconic sequined gown famously worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang 'Happy Birthday' to John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday 60 years prior in May 1962.
It became one the biggest talking points at last year’s gala, with Marilyn Monroe fans claiming Kim damaged the dress while Kim was also criticised for admitting she went on a diet and lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into the garment.