Kim Kardashian-Kanye West wedding: Festivities underway in Paris

Kim Kardashian-Kanye West wedding: Festivities underway in Paris
Kim Kardashian, in a daring Maison Martin Margiela tuxedo gown, and Kanye West leave their Paris residence on Friday, the night before their wedding. (Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP/Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian's wedding celebration is well underway, with a bachelorette outing and a high-fashion brunch already notched on her ever-so-cinched belt.

The last we saw Kimmy and Kanye West, they were leaving a Paris residence together on their way to Versailles, where a mob of fans and photographers awaited outside the chateau's gates.


Their 120 guests were to go on an after-hours tour of the joint before heading to an informal dinner and concert elsewhere in the City of Light, Reuters reported.

Kardashian's white Maison Martin Margiela tuxedo gown for Friday night delivered the goods. Almost literally: The top was an open jacket with exactly nothing on underneath it, revealing a wide slice of skin from her neck down to the top of her skirt. Some seriously committed body tape had to be involved in the styling. 

Kanye did a bit of the matchy-matchy thing, baring his own chest in a tan tux-style suit with a low-cut T-shirt underneath.

Meanwhile, wedding prep was in full swing over in Florence, Italy, with flowers, disco lights, metal detectors, a dance floor and tents being loaded in at Forte di Belevedere, according to People. The reported piece de resistance: a portable toilet imported from France.

Still unknown: where specifically the couple will exchange their vows.

But backing it up a bit ...

Thursday night in Paris was ladies-only, with Kim posting several shots on Instagram showing herself with her pals taking on the town in "Sex and the City" style. Probably the best? The one that perfectly centers on the Eiffel Tower. The most inclusive? The "Last Supper"-style dinner shot.

Among those attending, in addition to Kim's hair and makeup people, were pals Rachel Roy, Joyce Bonelli, Lorraine Schwartz, Shelli Azoff, LaLa Vasquez and Brittny Gastineau, E! News said. (E! is home to "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," for those who haven't been, well, keeping up.)

With the bride standing out in a glass-beaded Balmain Couture minidress, the gang headed out on a tour of Paris before dinner at the Hotel Costes and then a private party inside the Eiffel Tower, Us Weekly reported. The dinner — enjoyed in a private room called Salon Chinois and served at a table for 20 — consisted of a range of appetizers and cost a little more than $400 a head, according to E! All that was greased by 15 bottles of Veuve Cliquot Champagne reportedly delivered at the start of the night to Kim's room at the George V hotel.

One weird note: Kourtney Kardashian couldn't attend for some reason, so she  reportedly sent boyfriend Scott Disick in her place? Hmm. Last time we checked, he wasn't one of the girls. But he's apparently the one Kim left the party with, E! News said. And at least Kourtney's on the Continent — clan member Brody Jenner won't make the party at all. Seems he has to work. In Chicago. Which is kind of like France, if you squint a little.

Friday's brunch saw Kim, Kanye and other family members together at Valentino Garavani's Chateau de Wideville. Mm-hm, that's a 17th century castle. On 120 acres. And it's that Valentino. Khloe Kardashian and model sister Kendall Jenner posed for pics by a great lawn, and Kimye got a shot with the designer and fashion house president Giancarlo Giametti. Mom Kris Jenner did the same, while Kylie and Khloe got Valentino on his own.

Yes, much Valentino was worn.

After brunch, it was time for an afternoon quick change that saw Khloe and Kylie in floor-length gowns, Kourtney in a ruffled pink-and-cream gown and Bruce Jenner — yeah, he's there too — in a suit with black-and-white plaid tie, hair tied back in a pony tail.

Which brings us back to the beginning, with everyone heading for Versailles. Let the party proceed.