Kim Kardashian and her famous siblings may not be on the guest list for the upcoming Met Gala in 2023.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who oversees the guest list for the annual fashion party, has apparently decided on a party without the Kardashian-Jenners, a source told Page Six.
The 2022 event marked the first time all sisters – Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie – were invited, as well as their mother Kris Jenner.
Vogue initially declined to say whether Kim and her sisters would be walking the red carpet this year.
A source close to the family claimed it was false that the reality stars were not invited to the Met Gala.
Despite claims that the Kardashian-Jenners weren’t uninvited, sources said it was unclear if anyone would choose to attend, even with an invite.
Last year was the first time Kim’s sisters Kourtney and Khloé attended the ceremony, but Khloé has claimed she had other chances to walk the red carpet.
Last November, the Revenge Body star claimed on her family’s Hulu reality show, The Kardashians, that she was invited “in the past” but that she “just chose not to go.”
“I’m not into red carpets. I think I made that very clear,” she said.
At the time, she said it was Met Gala veteran Kim who convinced her to join the rest of the family in the A-list shindig.
Wintour’s alleged new selectivity comes after the event has been criticized in recent years for inviting a lower tier of celebrity, including some influencers.
Kim first attended the Met Gala in 2013 with her then-husband Kanye West, and she later admitted it was a miserable experience for her.
She arrived heavily pregnant in a jubilant floral dress, but she was furious on social media for the look, which many users likened to an old-fashioned couch pattern.
She wasn’t deterred by that though and has returned every year since as her public profile has only grown.
Kim boasted the late fashion legend Thierry Mugler’s “first design in 20 years” when she arrived at the 2019 ceremony in a shimmering flesh-colored dress that hugged her curves and featured dangling crystals that looked like raindrops.
After skipping 2020 when the event was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, she returned in 2021 sporting her sharpest look yet: an all-black Balenciaga bodysuit with a long train and a black mask that covered her entire head .
The bondage-style look was a far cry from the more traditional glamor she flaunted at last year’s ceremony when she wore the dress Marilyn Monroe famously wore when she sang Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy.
However, the move sparked outrage among some conservationists who believed the dress would be damaged if she wore it, though claims have since been made about whether the dress was damaged in any way.