Kim Kardashian seemed to directly channel estranged husband Kanye West’s latest fashion obsession as she touched down in NYC on Saturday.
The 40-year-old reality star stepped out in a very daring leather Balenciaga look which included a zentai face covering, before checking into the Ritz Carlton.
Joined by mom Kris Jenner, her partner Corey Gamble, sister Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, the foursome arrived ahead of the Met Gala on September 13.
Making an entrance! The reality star was seen draped in leather and ex Kanye West’s go-to zentai face mask as she arrived to the Ritz Carlton alongside her family ahead of the Met Gala
Baring it all: Though she usually loves to show skin and famously said in an acceptance speech ‘nude selfies til I die,’ Kim seemed to do a full 180 with her ensemble
The SKIMS founder was seen stepping out of a black SUV in what looked to be a black leather body suit with a zipper up the front.
Though she usually loves to show skin and famously said in an acceptance speech ‘nude selfies til I die,’ Kim seemed to do a full 180 with her ensemble.
The bodysuit was layered underneath a leather trench coat and she sported thigh high black boots and gloves while carrying a sparkly Balenciaga bag.
Her face was completely shielded by the leather face mask which had a zipper up the front and two where the eyes would be, with only her long ponytail sticking out of the back.
Channeling Kanye: At all of West’s DONDA listening events and recent public outings his face has been completely shielded by the same style zentai face mask
Leather weather: Her face was completely shielded by the leather face mask which had a zipper up the front and two where the eyes would be, with only her long ponytail sticking out of the back
The look seemed straight out of Kanye’s playbook as in recent public outings and all of his DONDA listening events he appeared with his face completely shielded by a similar covering.
And as Kim continues to sport namely Balenciaga in recent weeks it seems likely that she will be dressed by the brand’s designer Demna Gvasalia at the Met Gala.
She also famously donned a custom wedding dress fashioned by Demna during that memorable cameo at the DONDA event at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The Yeezy designer and Demna also collaborated on his three listening events as West tapped the Georgian-born designer to creative direct all the visuals.
Security personnel: Naturally the foursome arrived in black SUVS and were surrounded by heavy security as they walked into the hotel
Hinting at something? As Kim continues to sport namely Balenciaga in recent weeks it seems likely that she will be dressed by the brand’s designer Demna Gvasalia at the Met Gala on September 13
And though she filed to divorce the rapper in February nearly seven years after marrying, Kim was recently said to be ‘open’ to rekindling.
‘Kim is not rushing the divorce,’ an E! News insider shared. ‘She and Kanye are in a good place right now and she is not on a rushed timeline to push the divorce forward.’
The source continued to say: ‘Kanye has expressed that he wants her back, and Kim is open to it, but wants to focus first on rebuilding their foundation and friendship back stronger.’
The twosome’s last appeared at the 2019 Met Gala together, as the 2020 event was cancelled on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s a party! The momager and her longtime partner Corey were seen entering the hotel
Flashing a wave: Kris was seen in her usual black blazer and leggings with Nikes
After Kim made her very head-turning entrance into the hotel, Kris and Corey were seen walking in ahead of Kourtney and Travis in much more casual outfits.
And based on the arrival of ‘Kravis’ it seems that the duo may be appearing at the Met Gala — which would mark Kourtney’s first time going — as both she and sister Khloe Kardashian have never been invited.
The longtime friends turned lovers flaunted their love all over Venice, Italy and attended a string of Dolce & Gabbana shows just weeks ago.
And their over the top PDA caused ex Scott Disick to shoot a snide DM to her ex Younes Bendjima which was aired publicly on Instagram.
Shaking off scandal: The duo were seen arriving hand in hand to the hotel amid ex Scott Disick’s swipe at their PDA by way of a DM on August 30
‘Yo is this chick ok!???? Broooo like what is this. In the middle of Italy,’ the message read, which set forth an unfortunate turn of events for the Talentless designer, as it was said Kourtney had plans to ‘confront’ him over the matter.
Very clearly still hung up on the mother of his three children, Scott’s message caused his younger girlfriend Amelia Hamlin, 20, to break up with him.
‘Amelia’s done with Scott for now,’ a source told E! News. ‘She had had enough and it was time…Everyone knows she deserves better. She knows it too.’
Though only part of the family was seen arriving on Saturday, Kendall and Kylie Jenner have already been in NYC for the past few days.
NYFW: Jenner made her NYFW debut by opening the Michael Kors show on September 10 and has since been seen about town with friends and her boyfriend Devin Booker
Flashing her bump: The Kylie Cosmetics founder confirmed that she and on-again beau Travis Scott were expecting by way of an Instagram video on September 7; pictured September 8
Jenner made her NYFW debut by opening the Michael Kors show on September 10 and Kylie has been seen all over the city with friends and daughter Stormi, flashing her baby bump.
Following reports that she was pregnant, the Kylie Cosmetics founder confirmed that she and on-again beau Travis Scott were expecting by way of an Instagram video on September 7.
Though the guest list for the Met Gala is not publicly released in advance it seems based on the family’s arrival that all — with the exception of Khloe who was not pictured — are set to attend.
Kim has attended the Met Gala since 2013, Kendall became an invite in 2014, Kris’ first appearance was in 2015, and Kylie made her debut in 2016.
The theme for this year’s gala is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the event will be hosted by Amanda Gorman, Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka and Billie Eilish, with Anna Wintour as an honorary chair.
Family reunion: Kris, Kim, Kendall and Kylie all attended the Met Gala last in 2019 and this year marks the return of the famed fashion ball as the 2020 event was cancelled on account of the COVID-19 pandemic; pictured 2019
Social butterfly: In the midst of her NYC outing, the businesswoman shared a snap of herself modeling a bra, underwear, and a pair of tights by her brand SKIMS