We were aware that fashion favorite Kanye West was planning to skip this year’s Met Gala, and for a second, we thought Kim was as well. That’s because we barely recognized Ms. Kardashian West on the red carpet. In an understated white dress by Vivienne Westwood, Kim walked the carpet looking like a whole new woman.

With simple sandals, no jewelry, and no bag, Kim let her minimalistic dress shine:

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Though we didn’t see this coming, we should have seen this coming. After all, Kim did tell Ellen that, following the Paris robbery incident, she was turning over a new leaf.

Forgoing flashiness doesn’t mean that Kim doesn’t look absolutely stunning. Just look at her!

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It seems that Kim’s new outlook on life is doing her good. She is glowing and seems confident as can be with her pin-straight locks, subtle face highlight, and signature nude lip.

As for what she had to say on the red carpet, according to Vogue: “I’m really excited to be with my sisters.”

Look out world, the new Kim Kardashian has arrived.