Kylie Jenner's Trucker Hat Was the Met Gala's Most Controversial Accessory

People are... not here for it.

Kylie Jenner attends "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City
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The internet is an unforgiving place, and Kylie Jenner has unfortunately been in its line of fire after her Met Gala appearance on Monday. Although, thankfully, she's probably pretty used to it after 15 years as a reality star.

For her red carpet appearance, Jenner wore a poofy, frilly, wedding-like dress with a sheer white panel at the top, and paired it with a TRUCKER HAT finished with a veil. The outfit came courtesy of Off-White, the late Virgil Abloh's label.

2022 Costume Institute Benefit - In America: An Anthology of Fashion

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The Kylie Cosmetics founder posted some photos of her outfit and Khloé Kardashian's on Instagram with the Bridgerton-inspired caption, "the diamonds of the season," just like you or I would do after dressing up for an event.

But Jenner's followers were decidedly not on board with the star's red carpet get-up. Here's a sampling of the comments:

  • i’m sorry kylie ily but why
  • girl that is NOT it
  • This is not it babes
  • Nah girl, go back and change

2022 Costume Institute Benefit - In America: An Anthology of Fashion

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People were especially incensed about Jenner's choice of headdress. Here's what they said:

  • throw the hat away
  • Immediately no to the cap
  • Kylie what is up with the SNAPBACK THO

OK, so I'm not sure I can exactly get on board with this particular outfit, either, but to be fair to Jenner, she was perfectly on theme for the Gala—and that's the point more so than just, like, looking good.

As a reminder, the theme was "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," and it's hard to think of an accessory more American than the humble trucker hat. Add to that the fact that Jenner was wearing Off-White as an homage to Virgil Abloh—who, despite some of the controversies he stirred in his lifetime, was a bona fide American fashion icon gone too soon—and you start to see that, maybe, actually, this outfit was it.

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Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Bustle and Shape. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.