Kim Kardashian paid $4.8 million for Marilyn's iconic Dress - What's the Truth?
Kardashian also said in the interview that she only wore the dress for a few minutes before changing it into a replica. During the interview on Today, Kim said that one of the reasons she was "so happy"
In May of this year, Kim Kardashian stunned those in attendance on the Met Gala red carpet with her daring choice of seemingly sheer black gown. However, it wasn't Marilyn Monroe's iconic white satin Dress that she opted to choose but rather the second dress worn by Miss Monroe on her visit to the White House.
The SKIMS founder was a Madonna pastiche in form-fitting head-to-toe latex as she made her way along the carpet where she discussed President John F Kennedy's fascination with Elvis Presley and even performed his famous rendition of "Happy Birthday."
The look was loved by many and hated by others since days later some videos emerged of how the dress did not fit the socialite and a few weeks ago some photographs were leaked in which some damage to the dress and users in networks can be seen. social blame Kim.
Kim Kardashian told Marilyn I ruined the dress
Kardashian is a bit player in the controversial saga of actress Marilyn's iconic bridal gown, which some sources indicate has been indelibly spoiled by a lack of luster handling suited to the delicate, lavish design. But the reality TV star maintains that "I've worked closely with Ripley's Believe It Or Not! to make sure that Marilyn's gown is properly preserved for future generations."
Kardashian also said in the interview that she only wore the dress for a few minutes before changing it into a replica.
During the interview on Today, Kim said that one of the reasons she was "so happy" to wear the dress was because many of her young fans didn't really know who Marilyn Monroe was.
Kim Kardashian talks about wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress to the #MetGala and responds to accusations that she ruined it. pic.twitter.com/AVo1sSltUb— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 21, 2022
"That was the most shocking thing to me," she said, Kim, noting that she wanted to honor Marilyn's legacy. "I respect her passion, I understand the importance of this dress and how it inspired designers who came afterward."
On the other hand, Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, which bought the dress for $4.8 million in 2016 and gave Kim permission to wear it to the Met Gala, defended the star. In a June 16 statement, the museum wrote that Kim "did not damage the garment in any way in the short period of time it was worn at the Met Gala."