British wholesaler experiencing huge influx in sales for Kim K’s Met Gala look for Halloween
There’s no greater mood board for fashion inspiration than the Met Gala, a fund-raising event in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City which oozes glamour, opulence and in Kim K’s case avant-garde controversy.
Known as ‘fashions’ biggest night out’, the theme for this year’s Met Gala was ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’. Celebrating all things American, you can’t get any more American than reality star’s First Lady herself – Kim Kardashian West.
The reality star stepped out in an all-black head to toe Balenciaga ensemble accessorised with a $10,000, 75-inch-long ponytail. Showing no face, the outfit covered every inch of her body yet, the whole world knew it was her, which just shows the power she holds on the internet and in pop culture.
Kim’s faceless look was anything but incognito as her look went viral, ending up on Vogue’s best dressed list. The media storm that followed resulted in endless memes and resulted in one of the best pop culture Halloween costume trends this year as fans scramble to get a red-carpet worthy look in time for the Halloween festivities this weekend.
Karl Baxter, Managing Director at Wholesale Clearance UK, has seen a huge influx in sales for the Kim K’s Met Gala Halloween costume after purchasing 100 from a supplier who struggled to shift the stock.
The costume is comprised of an all-black mermaid dress and breathable morph suit just like Kim K’s – but for a fraction of the price.
With limited stock left, Mr Baxter is selling the outfit for the wholesale price of £10.99.
You can purchase the full look here.
Karl Baxter, Managing Director at Wholesale Clearance, commented:
“People have been recreating Kim Kardashian’s looks for years and this Met Gala outfit is a very popular choice for Halloween this year. It’s simple, easily recognisable and is more creative than your standard Halloween costume.
“I was contacted by a struggling supplier and thought it would be a missed opportunity to try and shift the stock, given how many enquiries I’d already received.
“After so much interest for the outfit, I have now put up an official advert where anyone can buy the costume and have had a huge influx of sales.
“The only thing is, I hope my customers won’t be too worried about seeing clearly or going to the toilet!”