September 11, 2021 | 8:00pm

Looks like Kim Kardashian is exploring the dominatrix within.

The multimedia celebrity socialite made a shocking entrance today — even by her standards — covered completely in leather from head to toe as she checked into the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Central Park South.

The freakish ensemble looked as if Catwoman had stumbled through a box of black trash bags searching for something new to wear for a night out in New York City’s seedy sexual underworld.

Kardashian is in town for the Met Gala Monday night. The venerable celebrity bash has drawn ever-increasing criticism in recent years for devolving from the height of haute couture to a three-ring fashion clown show.

“It used to be the high-fashion event of the year,” said historian Bronwyn Cosgrave, who hosts the “A Different Tweed” podcast. “Now it’s an elaborately themed costume ball.”

Kardashian’s Ritz-Carlton ensemble, all of it in black leather, included stiletto heel boots, loose-fitting pants, trench coat and complete head covering with room for a ponytail to stick out the back.