Kim Kardashian’s Vintage Gown for Oscars Night Is Inspired by a Shipwreck

Kim Kardashian’s latest outfit was inspired by a shipwreck.

The reality star attended the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party in Los Angeles last night wearing vintage Alexander McQueen. The archival gown, from McQueen’s spring ’03 collection, is called the Oyster dress and it’s one of only two ever produced. The other is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which characterizes the gown as “a poetic rendering of a disaster at sea.” Fashion experts consider it one of the most influential designs of the 21st century.

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Kim Kardashian in Alexander McQueen.
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The gown was a Christmas gift from Kanye West, Kardashian revealed on Instagram. Purchased from Lily et Cie in Beverly Hills, Calif., it is meant to resemble a deconstructed oyster, with a wavy hem that evokes the lip of a large seashell. The floor-length design hid the KKW Beauty businesswoman’s footwear.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the <em>Vanity Fair</em> Oscars Party.
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Meanwhile, West hit the red carpet in a leather wrap blazer and track pants from Alfred Dunhill. The “Jesus Walks” rapper accessorized with layered chains and a pair of oversize sunglasses. On his feet, the Yeezy designer wore a pair of tan boots with an almond toe and flat sole. The shoes appeared to be fabricated from suede.

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Kanye West in Alfred Dunhill.
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Kardashian wasn’t the only star to go vintage for Oscar night. At the 92nd annual Academy Awards, Margot Robbie wore a jewel-adorned Chanel gown from the ’90s, Penelope Cruz was also in vintage Chanel, and Lily Aldridge wore an archival Ralph Lauren design.

Click through the gallery to see all the red carpet arrivals at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.

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