Kim Kardashian May Have Damaged Marilyn Monroe Met Gala Dress: Claim
It apparently couldn’t compete with the Kardashian.
The historic dress once worn by Marilyn Monroe that Kim Kardashian wore at the 2022 Met Gala appears to be damaged from his night out, according to an observer.
The Marilyn Monroe Collection Instagram account posted new photos Monday showing the dazzling dress Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to then-President John F. Kennedy in 1962. But the dress appeared to be “missing” from a few crystals, the report claimed, adding that others “appeared to be hanging by a thread”.
Kardashian, 41, vowed not to make any alterations to the dress and instead alter herself. She now infamously admitted she’d lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into the dress.
She was finally able to pull it up over her famous bum but couldn’t close it – so she draped herself on the carpet with a white fur scarf.
“I tried it on and it didn’t fit me,” Kardashian recalled on the red carpet as she shared the story of her first fitting. “It was such a challenge. It was like a role, I was determined to fit in.”
The Post has reached out to representatives from Kardashian and Ripley’s, where the dress is currently on display, for comment.
In 2016, Ripley did believe it or not! The Orlando museum bought the dress for $4.8 million. After taxes and fees, the total price was estimated at over $5 million. Ripley’s told the Post that the piece was the “most expensive dress in the world” ever sold at auction. The dazzling dress is now valued at over $10 million.
The reality star-turned-businesswoman only wore Monroe’s artifact for minutes. She slipped into the dress in a dressing room near the Met Gala carpet and changed into a replica dress as soon as she walked up the steps.
Some critics have previously chastised Kardashian for wearing the 60-year-old garment, saying it was “extremely fragile” and “anything could have happened with it.” An expert also suggested that “sweat, perfume and makeup” could have gotten on the dress and caused “countless amounts of damage and stains,” although Kardashian reportedly went to the event without makeup.
A Ripley’s rep also told the Post last month that she had “the utmost respect” for the garment – adding that “no damage” occurred to the dress.
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