Kim Kardashian Attends The Met Gala In A Marilyn Monroe Gown

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Kim Kardashian Wore $4.81 Million Marilyn Monroe Gown

The theme of this year's Met Gala is "Gilded Age."

Kim Kardashian wore the iconic sparkly figure-hugging gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 to the Met Gala and went gently down the red carpet with boyfriend and comedian Pete Davidson holding her hand, with her blonde hair in a tight bun.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“Well this is Marilyn Monroe’s dress and it is 60 years old and she wore this when she sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy in 1962,” Kardashian introduced her outfit on the red carpet to Vogue journalist La La Anthony.

In a separate interview to the same publication, the SKIMS founder told Vogue of her look’s influence saying, “The idea really came to me after the gala in September last year.”

“I thought to myself, what would I have done for the American theme if it had not been the Balenciaga look? What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe.”

It may appear that everything is OK as she walks the red carpet, but the fact is that the gown did not fit her properly at the second fitting.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller. So when it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because it can’t be altered at all,” she stated.

In order to wear the classic outfit worn by Monroe several decades ago, the American socialite said she shed 16 pounds in three weeks and dyed her hair blonde for “14 hours straight” in preparation for the star-studded event, “It was this or nothing.”

“I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein. I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict,” she continued. “I wanted to cry tears of joy when it went up.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“It was such a challenge,” the reality star added to the publication. “It was like a role. I was determined to fit this. I haven’t had carbs or sugar in about three weeks. We’re having pizza and donut party back at the hotel.”

The dress has been on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum in Orlando, Fla., since it was purchased for $4.81 million in 2016, making it one of the most expensive gowns ever sold, according to Variety. After climbing the stairs, Kim then switched into a replica of the dress.

Reactions to Kim Kardashian Attends The Met Gala In A Marilyn Monroe Gown

now i get why kim kardashian didn’t take a picture with her sisters. #MetGala2022 #MetGala

@myeternalsuns

Idc this is fucken iconic for her to wear the original Kim Kardashian #MetGala

@de_bishh

KIM KARDASHIAN. IN MARILYN MONROE’S HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PRESIDENT DRESS. THAT IS ALL. #MetGala

@MC_squared_

this is a milestone in met gala history!!! Kim Kardashian is the legend!!! #MetGala

@leonor_custodio

The spirit of Marilyn Monroe woke from her eternal rest to suck the beauty and life out of Kim Kardashian for disrespecting her legacy. She left Kim crusty, orange, and fried. Kim instantly aged 20 years and now looks like a stand in for Kris Jenner. #MetGala2022 #MetGala

@PUTORlCAN

Kim Kardashian rn trying to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress #MetGala

@HannahAMont

I can’t believe Kim Kardashian just openly admitted that she lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks to fit into a dress for the #MetGala. This is so damaging and problematic, in ways I can’t even begin to unpack.

@RomyLagesse

Kim Kardashian. ALWAYS KNOWS WHAT SHES DOING. #MetGala

@InHectorsDream

Kim Kardashian wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic Jean Louis dress from when she sensually sang Happy Birthday Mr. President to JFK. Truly iconic. Tying Kim to Marilyn as the sex symbol of the 21st century, building upon the narrative of her 2021 Balenciaga look. #MetGala

@mooglare

Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s actual dress and I’m livid. She does not deserve to wear such an actual icon’s dress. She is a plastic snake and Marilyn was a pure beauty. This is absolutely ridiculous and idk who let this happen but I’m very unappeased. #MarilynMonroe #Kim

@bloomzdreams

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