Kanye West’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian and his ex Irina Shayk battle it out on the red carpet

Kim Kardashian and Irina Shayk were under the same roof on Monday night as they both attended the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

The pair narrowly avoided an awkward encounter on the red carpet, with the event happening less than a month after the model, 35, split from Kanye West, 44. 

It comes as reports emerged Kim, 40, is working on her marriage with the rapper, after the reality star appeared in a bridal gown at Kanye’s DONDA listening event. 

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Red carpet battle! Kim Kardashian  (L) and Irina Shayk (R) were under the same roof on Monday night as they both attended the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

And the rapper’s exes certainly went for different looks on the red carpet for this year’s Met Gala theme In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

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Irina walked the red carpet first in a sheer beige Moschino strapless dress which had a corset design, thigh-high slit and flowers on the long train. 

The show-stopping dress was designed for Irina by her friend Jeremy Strong, the creative director of Moschino. 

Kim, meanwhile, surprised many as she went for a completely minimalist look inspired by her estranged husband Kanye.

Back on? It comes as reports emerged Kim, 40, is working on her marriage with the rapper (Kayne pictured last year)

Awkward: The pair narrowly avoided an awkward encounter on the red carpet, with the event happening less than a month after the model, 35, split from Kanye West, 44 

Different looks: And the rapper’s exes certainly went for different looks on the red carpet for this year’s Met Gala theme In America: A Lexicon of Fashion

The television personality completely covered up her face in an all-black head-to-toe Balenciaga ensemble including balaclava as she arrived at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Being completely covered up seemingly did not stop the star from spending hours in the make-up chair as make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic took to Instagram to share a few snaps of their beauty regimen.  

The design was reminiscent of outfits Kanye has worn during the creation of his Donda album. 

Top of the world: Irina is coming off a strong New York Fashion Week showing

Stunning: Irina walked the red carpet first in a sheer beige Moschino strapless dress which had a corset design, thigh-high slit and flowers on the long train

Match made in heaven: The show-stopping dress was designed for Irina by her friend Jeremy Strong, the creative director of Moschino

It takes two: The American designer wore a double-breasted black suit with a pink-lined tail that complement Irina’s flowers

Pretty in pink: The two also posed with Karen Elson, who wore a sparkling jeweled off-the-shoulder top with a pink skirt to complement Jeremy’s jacket

And so many had assumed the masked man accompanying Kim on the red carpet of the Met Gala was the rapper. 

But turns out it wasn’t the Yeezus artist under the mask but he was behind the statement making appearance.

The cosmetics mogul was joined by Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia as she arrived to the star-studded event.

Dynamic duo: Kim was joined by Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia as she arrived at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the Met Gala on Monday

Mistaken identity: Many had assumed that the masked man accompanying Kim on the red carpet was her estranged husband Kanye but it was not, (pictured in 2013)

Back in black: Irina’s look was a far cry from Kim Kardashian’s edgy black ensemble

In the details: It was designed by creative director Demna Gvasalia for the Paris-based high-fashion label featured several matching dark pieces including a T-Shirt dress 

Kanye’s love life has hit the headlines in recent months.  

Irina who shares a daughter with Bradley Cooper, had struck up a relationship with the chart-topping rapper in June, but it fizzled out by mid-August.

Kanye was first spotted with the stunning supermodel earlier this year on a romantic trip to Paris. 

Glam: Being completely covered up seemingly did not stop the star from spending hours in the make-up chair as make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic took to Instagram to share a few snaps

Despite on-and-off reports, a source told PEOPLE their relationship ‘was never a serious thing that took off.’

‘Kanye has been busy working and spending time with his kids. This is his focus. He doesn’t have time to date right now. He finds Irina amazing though,’ another source noted to the publication. ‘They remain friendly.’ 

Meanwhile, earlier this month  reports emerged that Kim is ‘open’ to reconciling with the billionaire rapper.

A  source told E! News: ‘Kim is not rushing the divorce,’ the source explained. ‘She and Kanye are in a good place right now and she is not on a rushed timeline to push the divorce forward.’

Kim and Kanye’s fans speculated that a reconciliation might be in the works after she made an appearance in a Balenciaga Couture wedding gown during his third public listening party for his new album Donda. 

Artistic: Many believed that it was actually the Donda artist who accompanied his estranged wife down the carpet as he has been spotted in various balaclavas over the past few months

The exes were also seen together in Malibu earlier in August for lunch together, and they have continued to spend time with their four children as a family. 

The source added that Kim and Kanye ‘are finally in a great place and Kim wants to enjoy this time and be a family unit.’

The Jesus Walks rapper is also reportedly looking to get back together with his reality star wife.

Wow factor: The images had a dark and sinister look about them as they resembled comic book movie villains

‘Kanye has expressed that he wants her back, and Kim is open to it, but wants to focus first on rebuilding their foundation and friendship back stronger,’ the insider continued.

The shapewear mogul is apparently ‘really happy’ that they’re coparenting so well at the moment, which is a necessity ‘for the sake of the kids, who are really close to their dad.’ 

Kim and Kanye tied the knot back in 2014 at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, where Kim was dressed in a custom-made gown by Givenchy Haute Couture.

The parents share four children: North, eight; Saint, five; Chicago, three; and Psalm, two.

Kim filed for divorce from Kayne in February.  

KIM KARDASHIAN’S MET GALA LOOKS OVER THE YEARS

Kim Kardashian has never disappointed when hitting the annual Met Gala in New York City. Here is a look back at the styles the Keeping Up With The Kardashians vet has pulled off.

 

2013  – GIVENCHY

Her first time at the Met Gala was for PUNK: Chaos to Couture in 2013. She was pregnant with North and wore a floral print dress from Givenchy. 

The California native said that she was not invited but rather was West’s plus one. Sadly, after the gala she ‘cried’ because she was so insecure about everything.

‘2103 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. I was Kanye’s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol. I did my own lipstick & the color is so off. I went home & cried after of insecurity but this is one of my fave looks now.’

With child: Her first time at the Met Gala was for PUNK: Chaos to Couture in 2013. She was pregnant with North and wore a floral print dress from Givenchy. The California native said that she was not invited but rather was West’s plus one. Sadly, after the gala she ‘cried’ because she was so insecure about everything 

 

2014  – LANVIN

In 2014, Kim had on a blue strapless Lanvin outfit as Kanye had on black. The theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

She said it was the first time she had been invited on her own.

‘My dress was originally made of this amazing leather with metallic detailing,’ Kim said earlier. ‘But we decided at the last minute to redo it in blue satin.’

In 2014, Kim had on a blue strapless Lanvin outfit as Kanye had on black. The theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion

 

2015 – ROBERTO CAVALLI

She wore a very sheer and sexy lace and net gown by Roberto Cavalli for the May 2015 event.

And the star posed with husband Kanye West who went with a black suit.

The theme was celebrating China: Through the Looking Glass.

Sex appeal: She wore Roberto Cavalli for the May 2015 event. And the star posed with husband Kanye West who went with a black suit. The theme was celebrating China: Through the Looking Glass

 

2016 – BALMAIN

Kardashian tried out silver at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology in 2016.  

She wore Balmain, a shimmery silver dress that looked like a futuristic gown with a slit up the side. Husband Kanye West was in the same designer.

She said: ‘2016 Olivier Rousteing for Balmain. I was back to insecure this year because I hadn’t lost all of my baby weight. Big mistake to bleach the brows but Kanye looked so good this year with those blue eyes! It was super controversial that he wore denim.’

Earlier she had noted: ‘I thought Balmain was the perfect choice for me and Kanye, especially. I think Kanye’s look is a little bit more downplayed with the denim mixed with all the Balmain bling.’

Sterling silver: Kardashian tried out silver at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology in 2016. She wore Balmain, a shimmery silver dress that looked like a futuristic gown with a slit up the side. Husband Kanye West was in the same designer 

 

2017 – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

This one in 2017 was celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between. 

The Selfish author had on a white Vivienne Westwood off-the-shoulder dress with no jewelry and strappy heels.

 In the bus ride to the event she had to stand up so the dress would not wrinkle and she said she was already sweating and had to use the bathroom because she was so nervous.

The daughter of Kris Jenner said, ‘2017 Vivienne Westwood. This was my first year going solo. I was so nervous to go by myself I almost threw up on the way & I had to pee every second.. I was FaceTiming my sisters to meet up at the top of the stairs. Vivienne made me this beautiful dress from her archive.’ 

White light: This one in 2017 was celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between. The Selfish author had on a white Vivienne Westwood off-the-shoulder dress with no jewelry and strappy heels

 

2018 – VERSACE

Kim Kardashian attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala in 2018.

She said this gold mesh Versace dress fit her like a ‘glove.’

Kardashian added, ‘I knew exactly what I wanted and was most confident this year. 90’s, chainmail, sexy and simple.’ 

Golden girl: Kim Kardashian attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala in 2018. She said this gold mesh Versace dress fit her like a ‘glove.’ 

 

 2019 – THIERRY MUGLER

Kardashian in a wet look for Camp: Notes on Fashion in 2019.

She had to wear a waist trainer to get her midsection as small as possible to pull off this Thierry Mugler dress.

The look was supposed to be ‘wet’ which is why she had crystals that looked like raindrops coming off of her. 

Wet wonder: Kardashian in a wet look for Camp: Notes on Fashion in 2019. She had to wear a waist trainer to get her midsection as small as possible to pull off this Thierry Mugler dress 

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