The Jenner sisters strutted through the Met Gala together like the sisterly power couple they are. Per their social media accounts, Kylie and Kendall Jenner appeared to be having such a lovely time that it's easy for people to forget how much preparation — and for Kendall, major anxiety — the night calls for.
The Met Gala is fashion's biggest night. The day of the ball can be a pretty stressful (and sometimes painful-looking) affair. Vogue posted a behind-the-scenes look at Kylie and Kendall getting ready, which revealed a very vulnerable yet sisterly moment between the two.
Hint: It involves an anxiety attack and ends with them slaying the carpet feeling much, much better.
A look at the moment in its entirety reveals that Kylie was actually trying to be there for her sister.
The full video is a 10-minute vlog of Kylie's Met Gala process. At the 7:44 mark, Kendall begins to feel nervous about her look.
Kendall says, "What is happening? I've literally had crazy anxiety. I can't stop." To which Kylie responds, "I'm not wearing the taller shoes, do you think I should?"
"It's OK. Everyone knows I'm tall as f***," Kendall replied.
And there you have it. Kendall was having extreme anxiety due to her concerns about feeling awkwardly tall in her high heels at the Met Gala. This is a worry that lots of tall girls have in a society that often associates being short and petite with femininity and desirability. Plenty of tall, lanky (read: me) women can identify with feeling awkward and literally like the entire world is staring at you when you slip into higher heels.
Ultimately, we should all consider the root of Kendall's anxiety before branding Kylie as insensitive.
Kendall Jenner experienced anxiety over feeling too tall in her high heels. Kylie offered to wear even higher heels so that she and her sister could be closer to the same height. Kylie simply found a solution to eliminate the trigger of Kendall's anxiety. She can't be the tallest girl at the Met Gala if she and Kylie strut down the carpet looking equally tall together.
That sounds like a pretty clutch sisterhood to me.