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Party Foul! Kim Kardashian and Joan Smalls Wear Nearly Identical Dresses to the VMAs

Aug 25 2014 - 8:00am

When Kim Kardashian [1] hit the MTV VMAs red carpet [2] in a printed Balmain minidress, we weren't necessarily surprised. Not only was it an attention-grabbing, cleavage-baring look [3] that has become the norm for the reality star, but it was designed by one of her favorite, most-turned-to fashion houses. What did leave our mouths agape was when supermodel Joan Smalls turned up moments later in a nearly identical dress from the same Balmain resort 2015 collection.

Sure, it's hard not to find two dresses by the same designer on one red carpet as big as this one (in fact, fellow models Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman also stepped out in Balmain last night), but these two dresses? Aside from Joan's high neckline compared to Kim's plunging deep-V and a slightly different color pattern, they looked nearly identical. We've zoomed in on each look and laid out the facts. See all the similarities below, and then tell us — who wore it better?

Exhibit 1: The Dress

Exhibit 2: The Printed Beadwork

Exhibit 3: The Hemline

Exhibit 4: The Shoes

Kim or Joan: Who Wore Balmain Better?

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