Kim Kardashian defends her 2013 Met Gala dress: 'I loved it'

Kim Kardashian has spoken out about the criticism she received over the floral Givenchy dress she wore to the 2013 Met Gala.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who donned the polarizing number when she was pregnant with North West, has revealed that she “loved” the look.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian has defended the Givenchy gown she wore in 2013

“My look at the Met Ball two years ago when I was really pregnant – I had these gloves and this whole floral print and I loved it,” she said during an appearance on Channel 9. “I thought it was so cool and it got a lot of criticism and I didn’t care because I really loved it.

Kim, who was pregnant with baby North at the time, showcased her baby bump in the long jersey gown with silver grommet detailing, attached to long sleeves and a turtleneck.

Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci accessorised the edgy look with matching gloves and shows for the punk theme.

Kim and Kanye share a close relationship with Riccardo, who designed Kim’s stunning wedding dress for their ceremony in Florence, and who has also featured Kim’s younger half-sister Kendall Jenner in both his catwalk show and Autumn/Winter 2014 ad campaign.

Kim and KanyeKim revealed she turns to Kanye for style advice

Kim and Kanye share a close relationship with Riccardo, who designed Kim’s bridal gown for their wedding in Florence.

Since they began dating in 2012, Kim and Kanye have turned heads with their matching high fashion style, with Kim admitting that he had a big influence on her changing wardrobe.

“He is a great designer and he gives me amazing style tips,” she revealed. “It’s been so great. I haven’t worked with a stylist in the last two years. I think I have been getting more recognition in this evolution in style for the past two years just using him as my stylist.”

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