The American socialite wore the famous gown to the Met Gala with her beau, Pete Davidson.
Her Thierry Mugler gown for the 2019 Met Gala was another one of the crowd’s favorite looks of her at the event as she went for a “wet” aesthetic by wearing a silicone and organza short dress with crystal droplets.
This year, she made headlines again for her look as she 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.
However, numerous people pointed out that Kim paid honor to Marilyn by acknowledging an incident just months before she died. In an interview with Vogue, she explained 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.”
Marilyn passed away about two decades before she was born. Maybe there was really no way to be conscious of her sorrow at the end of her life without jeopardizing the Met Gala.