Beyonce in 2012 vs. Kim Kardashian in 2015. (Evan Agostini/AP and Justin Lane/EPA)
Was Beyoncé the inspiration for Kim Kardashian’s sheer Roberto Cavalli dress at the Met Gala? Or was it Cher? Or perhaps Kardashian’s “idol,” JLo?
The answer, according to spectators and speculators online, is clearly Beyoncé. It’s always Beyoncé.
Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian sported semi-transparent dresses on the red carpet at the annual Met Gala in New York. Other stars attending included George Clooney, Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence and Justin Bieber. (AP)
You see, there’s only room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala for one curvaceous superstar who happens to be married to a world-famous rapper. There can be no two.
The roots of a Beyoncé vs. Kim Kardashian “feud” date back years, and the rumors have stubbornly persisted despite attempts by both parties to diffuse them.
Simply put, from the time Beyoncé and Kardashian entered each others’ orbits in 2012, there were only two choices: They could either be the best of friends or mortal enemies.
And so at Monday night’s Met Gala, when Kardashian donned a frock (which was squarely in the increasingly popular trend of barely there peek-a-boo gowns), it immediately brought to mind the black lace Givenchy dress Beyoncé wore to the Met Gala in 2012. (This year, Beyoncé also chose a sheer Givenchy gown for her big moment.)
According to Kardashian, she was actually inspired by the Bob Mackie bodysuit Cher wore to the Met in 1974.
“Tonight’s inspiration!” she wrote. “Cher at the 1st ever Met Gala! I just met her and told her this photo was my inspiration for my dress tonight! She is so beautiful! So happy I met her!”
Kardashian’s explanation — which came a couple of hours after people began to point out similarities between her dress and Beyoncé’s — will no doubt serve as fuel for the raging rumors.
All things considered, though, her fashion statement probably had as much in common with Jennifer Lopez, who wore a sheer, red Donatella Versace gown on Monday night. Kardashian referred to JLo as “my idol.” […]