What a fash-hole.
While the best and brightest of the sartorial set converged in New York Monday night for the Met Gala—aka the Oscars of fashion—there was one flashbulb-attracting name that was absent from the festivities, almost conspicuously so.
It didn't take long for rumors to spread that the reason for Kim Kardashian's absence from the event (her arm candy Kanye West did attend, solo) was that she'd somehow fallen foul of Vogue editrix Anna Wintour's bad side and was banned from attending.
But was Kim really disinvited from the ball? Hold on to that haute couture, because this rumor is...
No such snubbing took place, and in fact, the real reason for Kim's absence is a simple one: She's a professional.
As it happens, Kim's jam-packed schedule—and not some imagined feud with the most powerful woman in publishing—prevented her from attending, as a source close to the Kardashian family told E! News she was booked on the other side of the country, in Los Angeles, for an all-day photoshoot for a European fashion magazine.
Kim was never disallowed from the attending the gala event, nor was she forewarned of any potential ice between her and Wintour should she have attended...though that was never the plan and the source told E! News, "She couldn't have gone even if she wanted to. The shoot was scheduled for months in advance."
In any case, you can't keep a good woman down, even with a silly rumor, and Kim is continuing her sartorial week apace. Today she and her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian Odom are shooting a new fashion campaign for their Sears line.