Just a little over a month after Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress to the Met Gala, the 41-year-old is now being accused of causing damage to the historical piece.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) May 3, 2022
In an IG post made by @marilynmonroecollection, the famous Kardashian is being accused of not returning the dress in the same manner it was given. Showing a before and after photo, there are noticeable changes with the dress.
The page wrote:
Just in case you missed it…Missing crystals, and some left hanging by a thread.
The account goes on to detail the great lengths Ripley’s Believe It Or Not went through to preserve the quality of the dress, including having a security team.
The dress was designed by Jean Louis and worn in 1962 when Marilyn Monroe performed “Happy Birthday” to John F. Kennedy. In an interview with Vogue, Kim stated she had to lose 16 pounds in three weeks to get the dress on.
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) May 3, 2022
I had this idea to put it on, to try it on…they came with armed guards and gloves. I tried it on and it didn’t fit me.
She continued to say:
I had to lose 16 pound down today to be able to fit the dress.
Bob Mackie, assistant to Jean Louis, told Entertainment Weekly that it was a “big mistake” to let the reality star wear the gown.
[Marilyn] was a goddess. A crazy goddess, but a goddess. She was just fabulous. Nobody photographs like that. And it was done for her. It was designed for her. Nobody else should be seen in that dress.
Roomies, what do you think of this?