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Kylie Jenner channels Lil Kim’s iconic 1999 VMAs look at this year’s Met Gala

Lil’ Kim wore the iconic purple wig and jumpsuit look at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.

And 20 years later, Kylie Jenner arrived to the 2019 Met Gala in a purple Versace look that seemed inspired by the rapper.

The 21-year-old self made billionaire, who was joined on the carpet by her boyfriend Travis Scott, donned a lavender wig that matched her feathered designer frock.

Shades of lavender: Kylie Jenner arrived to the 2019 Met Gala in a purple Versace look that seemed inspired by the rapper; seen Monday at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City

Shades of lavender: Kylie Jenner arrived to the 2019 Met Gala in a purple Versace look that seemed inspired by the rapper; seen Monday at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City

Kylie showcased her ample cleavage in the pale purple number, which featured a strapless nude bodysuit peeking through the mesh design.

The mother of one’s curvy hips were on full display in the designer piece; the number had see-through elements along the skirt before becoming feathered by the bottom.

Kylie had huge feathered sleeves that proved to be quite the statement in the mermaid-cut number.

The Kylie Cosmetics founder paired the strapless frock with sleek lavender locks that cascaded down her back center parted.

Throwback: Lil' Kim wore the iconic purple wig and jumpsuit look at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards; seen on September 9, 1999 at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City

Throwback: Lil’ Kim wore the iconic purple wig and jumpsuit look at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards; seen on September 9, 1999 at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City

Kylie showcased her ample cleavage in the pale purple number, which featured a strapless nude bodysuit peeking through the mesh design

Kylie showcased her ample cleavage in the pale purple number, which featured a strapless nude bodysuit peeking through the mesh design

Kylie, who is mom to one-year-old daughter Stormi, sported nude pink matte lips with bronzed eye makeup and rosy blush on her cheekbones.

Meanwhile, Travis, 28, donned a brown and black ensemble with gloves and a harness along his torso.

Sister Kendall Jenner donned a bright orange feathered Versace dress that had sheer elements, revealing her svelte frame.

Kylie pictured on Monday at the Met Gala

Lil Kim at the 1999 VMAs

Purple: Kylie, who is mom to one-year-old daughter Stormi, sported nude pink matte lips with bronzed eye makeup and rosy blush on her cheekbones

Vibes: The 21-year-old self made billionaire, who was joined on the carpet by her boyfriend Travis Scott, donned a lavender wig that matched her feathered designer frock

Vibes: The 21-year-old self made billionaire, who was joined on the carpet by her boyfriend Travis Scott, donned a lavender wig that matched her feathered designer frock

Lovebirds: Meanwhile, Travis, 28, donned a brown and black ensemble with gloves and a harness along his torso

Lovebirds: Meanwhile, Travis, 28, donned a brown and black ensemble with gloves and a harness along his torso

Strike a pose: Sister Kendall Jenner donned a bright orange feathered dress that had sheer elements, revealing her svelte frame

Strike a pose: Sister Kendall Jenner donned a bright orange feathered dress that had sheer elements, revealing her svelte frame

The 23-year-old supermodel wowed in the bright ensemble, complete with a feathered hemline and wraparound feathered accent from her right shoulder behind her head and to her left wrist.

Kendall added a yellow and orange hued diamond necklace and coordinating earrings. 

She pulled her brunette tresses back into a center parted updo with pink lips and black and orange hued liner on her lids.

Gorgeous: Sister Kendall Jenner donned a bright orange feathered Versace dress that had sheer elements, revealing her svelte frame

Gorgeous: Sister Kendall Jenner donned a bright orange feathered Versace dress that had sheer elements, revealing her svelte frame

Incredible: The 23-year-old supermodel wowed in the bright ensemble, complete with a feathered hemline and wraparound feathered accent from her right shoulder behind her head and to her left wrist

Incredible: The 23-year-old supermodel wowed in the bright ensemble, complete with a feathered hemline and wraparound feathered accent from her right shoulder behind her head and to her left wrist

Bringing it: Kendall added a yellow and orange hued diamond necklace and coordinating earrings

Bringing it: Kendall added a yellow and orange hued diamond necklace and coordinating earrings

Their older sister Kim Kardashian arrived to the 2019 Met Gala in a stunning caramel colored gown that accentuated her hourglass figure – a Thierry Mugler creation.

The 38-year-old reality star dazzled on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City while posing with husband Kanye West. 

She told E! News that designer Thierry ‘envisioned me a California girl stepping out of the ocean dripping’ for her Met Gala look: ‘That is the vibe tonight.’

Ocean beauty: Kim Kardashian arrived to the 2019 Met Gala in a stunning caramel colored gown that accentuated her hourglass figure - a Thierry Mugler creation; pictured on Monday at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City

Ocean beauty: Kim Kardashian arrived to the 2019 Met Gala in a stunning caramel colored gown that accentuated her hourglass figure – a Thierry Mugler creation; pictured on Monday at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City

Vibe: The 38-year-old reality star dazzled on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art while posing with husband Kanye West

Vibe: The 38-year-old reality star dazzled on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art while posing with husband Kanye West

Kim added to the reporter that it’s the first time he designed a look for the gala in 20 years’ and the look was ‘eight months in the making.’  

 The Met Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and is the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York fashion calendar.

It is famous for attracting luminaries of Hollywood, of fashion, music, sports, TV and the stage for an evening of fashion and charity to mark the museum’s spring exhibit.

This year, the exhibit and gala are dedicated to the idea of ‘camp,’ as defined by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp.’ 

The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Benefit, is always chaired by a team of high-wattage celebrities, and this year is no exception. 

The event is chaired by pop star and actress-of-the-moment Lady Gaga, tennis star Serena Williams, and singer Harry Styles, along with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele and, as always, Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Wintour said she believes this year’s Met Gala to be about ‘self expression’ and ‘individuality’, noting that she wanted to see ‘outrageous, fun, tongue in cheek’ fashion on the red carpet.  

She dazzled in her crystal look

The beauty rocked ruching all over

Fashion: She told E! News that designer Thierry ‘envisioned me a California girl stepping out of the ocean dripping’ for her Met Gala look: ‘That is the vibe tonight’

Fancy: The number had buttons down the center with ruching along the midriff, hips, derriere and sleeves with delicate crystals hanging all over

Fancy: The number had buttons down the center with ruching along the midriff, hips, derriere and sleeves with delicate crystals hanging all over

The new theme seems decidedly more lighthearted than last year’s hugely successful Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, about the relationship between fashion and Catholicism.

That sumptuous, sprawling show drew more visitors than any Costume Institute exhibit — more than 1.3 million to the Met’s main Fifth Avenue location, and nearly 200,000 to its Cloisters branch — and indeed was one of the most attended shows in the museum’s history.

‘Fashion is the most overt and enduring conduit of the camp aesthetic,’ said Andrew Bolton, curator in charge of the Costume Institute and creator of its blockbuster shows. Bolton said the 2019 show would ‘advance creative and critical dialogue about the ongoing and ever-evolving impact of camp on fashion.’

The exhibit will feature approximately 175 objects, not only clothing but also sculptures, paintings, and drawings.

Designers to be featured in the show include: Cristóbal Balenciaga, Thom Browne, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Prada, Versace and many more.

The Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibit will run from May 9 through Sept. 8.

Family: The Kardashian/Jenner family with their significant others on the carpet for the Met Gala; (from L to R) Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott

Family: The Kardashian/Jenner family with their significant others on the carpet for the Met Gala; (from L to R) Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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