Kim Kardashian faces significant backlash after wearing a see-through dress in Vatican City.
On Monday, June 28, the reality TV star was pictured alongside model Kate Moss and Moss’s daughter Lila Grace while touring Vatican City.
Due to the sacred status of the Sistine Chapel within the Roman Catholic faith and culture, Vatican City has a dress code, similar to most other historic places in the city as well as other holy places of the whole world.
After visiting the holy place, Kardashian came under fire for wearing a sheer off-the-shoulder dress from Barragán. The dress also featured “ovary cutouts,” a new fashion trend with peek-a-boo cutouts placed on the hips and lower abdomen.
According to the official Sistine Chapel website, entry is “permitted only to appropriately dressed visitors”.
“Preferably, you should wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Low-cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed, ”the code notes, before mentioning that you can buy a plastic cape to wrap yourself around.
While Kardashian covered her torso with a black leather jacket on the Sistine Chapel Vatican tour, it’s unclear if she covered her legs. (Some parts of the dress were sheer.)
Kardashian shared photos from the tour on social media and wrote: “Don’t worry, I respected the dress code and fully covered inside St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel. [sic]. “
However, many social media users were unhappy with Kardashian’s outfit, calling her disrespectful. Some even referred to several other non-Catholic celebrities who visited the same site who made respect the local dress code.
On the other hand, others shared that people should be free to wear what they want, where they want. While some users suggested the dress code was sexist, others noted that it applied to all visitors.
See the reactions on social media below.