Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian has refused to return Marilyn Monroe’s iconic gold dress in ‘bad’ condition after her Met Gala 2022 premiere
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Kim Kardashian has been accused of returning Marilyn Monroe’s iconic gold dress in ‘shabby’ condition after she modeled at the Met Gala last month.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 41, has been heavily criticized by experts for wearing the famous so-called ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ dress after she wore it when receiving US President, John F. Kennedy in 1962.
So when Kim arrived for the annual NYC Met Gala in her iconic gold dress, the tongues immediately began to wave.
The notable reality TV star lost 16 pounds before the event to slip into the famous camisole gown, and then she went on to change into a replica once on the red carpet because the original didn’t fit. she.
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Following Kim’s cheeky debut at the Met Gala, the Marilyn Monroe Collection has shared photos of the dress supposedly on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, claiming it now features ‘blends’ pears are missing’ – some of which are ‘suspended by a thread.’
However, a source close to Kim denied the allegations, saying DailyMail.com that the images were ‘inaccurate’ and that the claim that the reality TV star damaged the dress was ‘totally untrue’.
Insiders claim that the famous dress showed signs of wear before Ripley’s purchase because they noted that Kim only wore the dress for less than 15 minutes while walking the red carpet.
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Kim has been lent the dress by officials at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, where the 60-year-old dress has been kept in a temperature-controlled environment since it was purchased for $5 million in 2016. .
Following the decision to lend the reality TV star the official’s dress, historians closed the museum after viral images of Monroe’s dress surfaced following Kim’s Met Gala premiere.
The comparative images of Marilyn’s golden dress – which have now gone viral – were taken by ChadMichael Morrisette at the museum’s Hollywood site on Sunday, June 12.
Alongside the snaps, the furious fashion expert wrote: “‘So much to keep ‘outfit integrity and preservation’. @Ripleys Believeitornot, is it worth it?” read a comment.
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While there is no way to confirm the validity of the photos, hundreds of fans flocked to blow up both Kim and Ripley when the photos surfaced online.
“Missed so many crystals and those tears,” one person wrote.
“Looks like it’s in good condition after all these years of protection. It’s sad,” said another.
“She should never have been allowed to borrow the dress in the first place,” complained another.
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“Just to show that if you’re a big celebrity, you can literally achieve anything you want. This was a piece of history and now it’s ruined,” said one person. Use other social networks to whine.
It comes after Kim wore the dress for just 15 minutes in May and Ripley’s museum released a statement asserting that the dress was in ‘excellent’ condition after the red carpet run.
“We take great care to preserve this piece of pop culture history,” says Ripley’s.
“With input from garment conservators, appraisers and archivists, the condition of the garment comes first. Believe it or not! There have not been any alterations to the dress. and Kim even changed into a replica after the red carpet.”
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Kim also admitted that she had ‘respect’ for the dress during an interview with Vogue before the Met.
“I have the utmost respect for the dress and its significance to American history,” she said.
“I would never want to sit in it or eat in it or take any risk of any damage to it and I wouldn’t put on my body makeup like I usually do.”
The Mirror has reached out to Kim’s rep for comment on this story.
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