She wore the iconic dress during the Met Gala 2022.
As we previously reported, Kim attended the Met Gala with a “Gilded Age” theme, donning the legendary sparkling figure-hugging gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 when she sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy.
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.
“Great care was taken to preserve this piece of pop culture history,” claims Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in a news statement issued in May.
“With 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!”
Moreover, in a post-gala statement acquired by Page Six, Ripley’s added, “This was no easy decision for Ripley’s, however, Kim Kardashian has continued to show the utmost respect for this opportunity and historic garment.”
“From extensive research to following guidelines such as no body makeup, only wearing the dress for the short red-carpet appearance, and making absolutely no alterations, she has become a steward — and added to — its history.”
Still, despite changing into a replica of the garment after climbing the steps, she may have damaged the “world’s most expensive dress,” which is now worth more than $10 million.
“Just in case you missed it…Missing crystals, and some left hanging by a thread,” the Marilyn Monroe Collection captioned the before and after photographs of the gown. The fabric also appeared to have stretched.
Reactions to Kim Kardashian Accused Of Causing Damage To A Marilyn Monroe Gown
Kim Kardashian squeezing herself in Marilyn her dress. pic.twitter.com/2yzNDipmAb— Oddie The Ðoge (@pug_oddie) June 13, 2022
If you’re wondering how Marilyn Monroe’s dress got damaged. Rubbing and stretching it onto Kim Kardashian probably didn’t help.— Christina (@murphystina) June 13, 2022
This doesn’t look gentle. pic.twitter.com/zRq7fI4Kla
Pre and post Kim Kardashian. Marilyn Monroe’s 4 million dollar president dress is destroyed forever. For what? We have no respect for anything anymore as long as it they get the gram. pic.twitter.com/KXEXepbdJx— suzie kennedy (@suziekennedy) June 13, 2022
Seriously, I am just so shocked Kim Kardashian damaged Marilyn Monroe’s dress. Who could have seen that coming🙃 pic.twitter.com/hsDyMw1sM6— TV Fanatic👑⚜️ (@TvKhaleesi) June 13, 2022
Ripley’s Museum: Marilyn’s dress is still totally fine after Kim wore it to the met gala!— Nick DiRamio (@nickdiramio) June 13, 2022
The dress: pic.twitter.com/C2ifUnykOO
I am unreasonably mad at Kim Kardashian ruining Marilyn’s dress. She had no business wearing that dress for a million and one reasons and she simply didn’t have to and now it’s ruined and for what. I didn’t even look good on her. It didn’t fit. Like what was the point.— ✿ (@thenEDIEsaid) June 14, 2022
i cannot express how PISSED OFF i am about kim ruining the dress. marilyn monroe was exploited, abused and treated as unworthy of respect her whole life. she had *ONE* wish and they couldnt even do that for her. 60 years after her death, she's still being used. i hate it— robin (@babywingg) June 14, 2022
Kim ruined Marilyn’s dress. And this is why my mother always told me to not let anyone else borrow my nice clothes because they will ruin them.— shakingbutnotstirred (@toughkittenKat) June 13, 2022
Thanks for that valuable lesson mom.
After seeing what the Marilyn Monroe dress looked like after Kim kardashian ruined it. Is so heartbreaking she ruined a piece of history— 🍰Alainalovepink🍰 (@alainalovepink1) June 13, 2022