At the Met Gala in New York, Kim Kardashian presented an original Marilyn Monroe dress. According to an expert, this now has irreparable damage. The 41-year-old denies the allegations.
At the beginning of May, Kim Kardashian appeared at the Met Gala in New York in an outfit that made headlines: the 41-year-old wore the original dress by Marilyn Monroe, in which the actress sang the famous birthday song to the then US President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Since 2016, the beige sparkling robe has been owned by the “Ripley’s” chain of museums, which stores it in a darkened safe and under special temperature conditions. The creation, which costs almost five million dollars, is not actually intended to be worn in public.
Kardashian was still able to convince those responsible and presented the Monroe dress at the Met Gala. But now the valuable piece is said to be damaged. The US historian and Monroe expert Scott Fortner published before and after photos on his Instagram account. This clearly shows that some of the crystals are missing or loose. His accusation: Kim Kardashian destroyed the dress. “Was it worth it?” he asked and linked the museum “Ripley’s”. Fortner was one of numerous pundits who publicly criticized Kardashian for appearing in the iconic dress at the Met Gala.
Kim Kardashian didn’t fit the dress properly
To fit into the gown, Kim Kardashian had to lose 15 pounds. Nevertheless, it was still too tight at the back and the zipper would not close. That’s why the reality TV actress posed with a fur jacket on the red carpet. It cannot be ruled out that some of the crystals were damaged as a result of the contact between the substances. However, the British newspaper “Daily Mail” claims to have learned from Kardashian’s environment that she rejects the allegations. The dress was already defective when the museum bought it at auction in November 2016.
“I have great respect for the dress and its importance to American history. I would never want to sit in it or eat in it or risk damaging it, nor will I wear that kind of body makeup that I usually use,” Kardashian told Vogue in May on the sidelines of the Met Gala.
She ended up wearing the Monroe dress for just fifteen minutes on the red carpet, after which she changed into a less expensive replica. Now, for 15 minutes of glory, the damage could be pretty big.
Quellen: “Daily Mail”, “People”, “Page Six”, “Vogue”