North West Steps Out With Mom Kim Kardashian on the Way to Met Gala Red Carpet

Kim Kardashian's daughter North West, 9, was spotted in New York ahead of the Met Gala on May 1. See the duo's mother-daughter night out before Kim headed to the star-studded event.

By Lindsay Weinberg May 02, 2023 12:51 AMTags
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The next generation of Kardashians is preparing for the spotlight.

Kim Kardashian and daughter North West were photographed together on the way to the Met Gala on May 1, before Kim stepped out on the red carpet solo in a custom gown dripping in pearls from Schiaparelli.

Ahead of the event, North—the oldest child of Kim and Kanye West—wore a white jacket and top with distressed, oversized jeans and black boots. The 9-year-old accessorized with layered necklaces for the moment, which comes exactly 10 years after Kim attended her first Met Gala while pregnant with North. 

North didn't walk the red carpet with Kim and aunts Kylie and Kendall Jenner and does not appear to be in attendance at the prestigious ball.

Over the weekend, North and cousin Penelope Disick touched down in New York with Kim—and they were totally dressed for the occasion by wearing Chanel pieces in honor of late designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose designs inspired the theme of the 2023 Met Gala.

On April 30, Kim, North and Penelope were decked out in Chanel's iconic quilted bags and dark sunglasses, while Penelope—who Kourtney Kardashian shares with ex Scott Disick—also wore a gold CC chain belt from the French label. 

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One possible reason North didn't attend the Met Gala the following day? It recently became an adults-only event. 

Back in 2018, the charity fundraiser implemented a new age restriction, because it was deemed "not an appropriate event for people under 18," organizers of the Met Gala told The Hollywood Reporter. That rule has stopped teens from attending in the past, including a then-15-year-old Maddie Ziegler, who told the outlet, "I can't go, because I'm not old enough!" (Before the policy went into effect, some of the youngest guests included Elle Fanning at age 13 and Hailee Steinfeld at 14.)

Three years later, Billie Eilish, then 19, went on to become the youngest Met Gala co-host at the 2021 party.


But these days, it's clear North is ahead of the fashion curve and ready to take her place on the steps of the Met one day. 

Keep scrolling to take in all the momentous Met Gala looks from the Kardashian-Jenner clan this year.

Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner
Usher, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian
Usher, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
With Jared Leto
Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner
Kendall Jenner
Kim Kardashian
Kylie Jenner
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner
Paris Hilton, Marc Jacobs, Kendall Jenner, Anitta and Kim Petras
Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster Leaving the Hotel
Kim Kardashian and North West Leaving the Hotel
And visit E! Online's 2023 Met Gala page for every photo and must-see moment from fashion's biggest night.