Did Kim Kardashian damaged the iconic Marilyn Monroe gown at Met Gala

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian looked stunning at this year’s Met Gala with her actor boyfriend Pete Davidson. She wore the iconic Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress to mark the legend’s 60th death anniversary. Unfortunately, she has been accused of damaging the dress that she wore for mere 15 minutes. It was revealed by two after and before photos on the Instagram page of the Marilyn Monroe Collection.

Kim Kardashian had the dress on loan from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. The Marilyn Monroe Collection had shared photos of the dress claiming that the outfit had “missing crystals” and some were “left hanging by a thread”.

At the museum, the gown was stored in a temperature-controlled environment since it was bought for a record-breaking $5 million in 2016. You can watch one of the posts down below.

Kim Kardashian is extremely respectful to the dress

Surprisingly, Kim Kardashian had lost 16 pounds to fit into the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress. Unfortunately, she was slammed on the internet the day she stepped her foot on the red carpet of The Met Gala 2022. She is heavily trolled on the internet at the present saying that her butt was too big for the dress.

Kim did an interview with Vogue where she stated, “I’m extremely respectful to the dress and what it means to American history. I would never want to sit in it or eat in it or have any risk of any damage to it and I won’t be wearing the kind of body makeup I usually do.”

Well, Kim pissed millions of Marilyn Monroe’s fans after the reports surfaced. However, a source close to the Daily Mail has supported Kim by claiming that pictures that were shared by the Marilyn Monroe Collection were not accurate and the allegation that she had damaged the dress was false.

In May, Ripley had spoken about the dress and said,  “Great care was taken to preserve this piece of pop culture history. Input from garment conservationists, appraisers, and archivists, the garment’s condition was top priority. Believe It or Not! No alterations were to be made to the dress and Kim even changed into a replica after the red carpet!⁠”

A lot of users on the internet aren’t happy with Kim Kardashian

Many of the users on the social media believed the allegations whereas some sided with Kim. One of the users sided with her by tweeting, “Literally no one ever mentioned this dress before Kim wore it. Now everyone surprisingly cares about this dress.”

Another user shared, “Dude it sits in a Ridley believe it or not. It’s really not that important”. Some believed that the dress had some historical values and wrote, “They really let her ruin a historical artifact for an underwhelming look that wasn’t even on-theme.”

One user shared, “What did we expect? it was an OLD dress, vulnerable dress. Should’ve never worn the original dress at the first place. It could be replaced by the duplicate dress with the high accuracy similarities.”

Some users blindly believed the allegations and wrote, “As someone who thinks the kardashians are the quintessential representation of the rotting societal structure of America, the pre-met photo is edited to death and the post-met photo is a close up. There doesn’t seem to be any additional gapping or strain along the zipper.”

Some users pointed out that both sides were at fault and tweeted, “The fault is on both of sides. kim should respect marilyn’s wish and never worn original dress. also someone messed up cos the dress should have never been borrowed to kim.”


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