Kendall Jenner’s Naked Met Gala Dress Is Made From One Piece of String
Is Kendall Jenner wearing lingerie on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala? Or is it, in fact, a dress? It’s neither—or both, maybe—because all she wore was single strand of string that masqueraded as a dress, which explains why there’s, um, so little of it.
“The entire gown is made from one piece of string,” says Julia Haart, the La Perla creative director, tells Elle. “It’s a very strong, very flexible, incredibly thin piece of nylon, and we’ve strung 85,000 crystals onto it. “
The lingerie-turned-ready-to-wear brand La Perla (Jenner was the face of its spring 2017 campaign, btw) recruited a team of artisans in five cities—Milan, Bologna, Los Angeles, Rome, and New York —along with engineers to turn Haart’s out-there vision into the miraculous feat that it is. The result? A woven see-through number that features a sternum-exposing, shoulder-to-hip bone slash, a hip-high slit, a draped open back, and embroidered crystals all over.
In other words, the supermodel’s Met Gala look included a glittering piece of string, a barely there back-lace one-piece, and mesh Louboutin pumps. And that’s it. (Though, to be fair, she wasn’t the only Jenner who was nearly nude on the carpet—Kylie showed up in her own version: a sheer embroidered fringed creation by Versace). Scroll down to see Kendall’s naked dress from every single angle.
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