Kendall Jenner's 2017 Met Gala Dress Was Made From 85,000 Crystals

BY Maddison Glendinning / May 2 2017 / 13:05 PM

The model wore her raciest look yet on this year's red carpet

Kendall Jenner's 2017 Met Gala Dress Was Made From 85,000 Crystals
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Kendall Jenner caught our eye for more than one reason on last night's 2017 Met Gala red carpet, not least because her dress appeared to be (however skilfully) hanging by a thread. And it turns out it was.

The 21-year-old model sported a daring look from La Perla for this year's event (which she accessorised withmatching shoes from Christian Louboutin), which had an 'avant-garde' theme inspired by Commes de Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo. The brand's creative director Julia Haart spoke with Bazaar US about the creation and explained exactly how it was made saying, "The entire gown is made from one piece of string. It's a very strong, very flexible, incredibly thin piece of nylon, and we've strung 85,000 crystals onto it." 

Oh you know, no biggie.

Haart also explained that the construction of the gown took place in five cities across the world - Milan, Bologna, Los Angeles, Rome and New York to be exact - and that chemical and industrial engineers were brought on board to help ensure the piece was structurally sound.

"When I described a one-string gown to my team, I was told it was not possible. Of course that made me want to do it more!" 

This is no doubt one of those dresses that will go down in the history books.