Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian showcased a daring look at a dinner celebrating the launch of her and her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic's new KKW x Mario beauty collaboration and also got emotional paying tribute to her longtime friend.

The 37-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wore a black, sleeveless black, cleavage-baring gown with embellished straps, and blue Libra eye shadow and peach Classic K lipstick from the collection to the bash, which took place on Saturday at the French restaurant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills.

"I really am grateful that you guys came to see me and Mario. I feel like this has been 10 years in the making. Everything I've learned about makeup has come from Mario," Kim said in a speech.

"You literally have taught me everything," she said, getting emotional. "You opened up this whole world of glam for me that I will never forget."

Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner

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Guest included Kim's mom Kris Jenner, who wore a black semi-sheer mini-dress with three bows, as well as many friends, such as Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox and YouTube personality Gigi Gorgeous.

"The most beautiful girl in the world, my muse @kimkardashian," Mario wrote on his Instagram page, alongside a slide show containing a pic of the two and other photos from the party. "Thank you everyone for coming to celebrate the #KKWxMARIO collaboration with us. I asked everyone to do their eyes with blue and they ALL came through...I was so inspired by everyone's looks. We had such a nice time."

The KKW x Mario beauty collection launches on Thursday, April 5.

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