Kim Kardashian’s First VMA Dress Was Unexpectedly Conservative

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Can you believe it took until 2011 for Kim Kardashian to step onto the red carpet at the Video Music Awards?

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Though the VMAs has a reputation as an awards show with a decidedly casual dress code, Kim went full glam — I mean, what’d you expect — in a metallic Kaufman Franco gown.

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The big reveal came when she turned around: The dress was completely sheer (important to note that it was not backless — there’s sheer netting). Considering, uh, how much we’ve seen of Kim since then — on the covers of magazines, no less — this amount of skin seems conservative. I think we can all agree Kanye’s overhaul of Kim’s closet was a good thing. Like, can you even imagine a modern world in which Kim Kardashian thinks this is daring? Me neither, thankfully.