I THINK A LOT ABOUT HOW GROSS IT WAS PEOPLE COMPARED KIM KARDASHIAN TO A COUCH IN HER GIVENCHY DRESS AT THE MET BALL IN 2013 JUST BECAUSE SHE WAS PREGNANT AND THE DRESS HAD GLOVES.
I made these paintings because I think a lot about how gross it was people compared Kim Kardashian to a couch in her Givenchy dress at the Met Ball in 2013 just because she pregnant and the dress had gloves. Like, that’s super annoying that she couldn’t just look cool and feel comfortable without getting called a couch or a whale. I mean, I guess the fabric wasn’t traditionally pretty but maybe, don’t you think, it was probably a comment on how when women are pregnant they just wanted to blend in and crawl into a hole or fade into their wallpaper- you know, like the Yellow Wallpaper but 2017 and less violent, but isn't it funny how ~*relatable*~ a short story from 1892 still is as a reference?- because they are constantly called whales or cows or couches? But really, don’t you think someone who runs the giant media empire she does coupled with Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, who constantly personally dress her, would think conceptually about that fabric? Like, they are so smart. They know what they are doing. The single dress had to go through so many checks and glam squads and fittings just to get approved, it's not just like you or me pulling the first thing we see out of our closets or off the floor. I mean, all of that is obvious to me but I guess not 2013 Twitter. And maybe it’s obvious because I think about how gross all those comments were but not even just the comments to her specifically; those can't exist in a vacuum. You can't hear those comments and not wonder how many times some stranger took a picture of you and sent it to their group text and called you a couch. Or maybe you can, and I just can't.
Maybe I'm just mad because I liked that dress so much.
But I think it's probably more than that because it always is.
/ November 2017