Kim Kardashian Probably Damaged The Marilyn Monroe Dress She Wore To The Met Gala
Unless you decided to go off the grid and were hunkered down in the dressing room of an abandoned DASH Boutique in a shuttered strip mall in the Valley for the past month, you know that Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress for like five whole minutes to this year’s Met Gala while she slowly waddled the red carpet with boyfriend, Pete Davidson. This stunt was met with disapproval from historians, Bob Mackie, and any member of the general public who has had to throw away tattered years-old underwear because we all know what happens to aged fabric when it stretches. In “when is someone finally going to tell this trick ‘no’” news, there’s now a photo showing damage to the back of the dress and anyone who has working eyes (and Paris Hilton) could have predicted that this would happen.
According to Page Six, a photo was posted yesterday by Pop Crave showing a side-by-side of the dress before Kim wore it to the Met and then after, where the back opening of the dress appeared to show stretched-out fabric and crystals hanging by a thread. Despite Kim “Christian Bale-ing it” to lose 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into the dress, she still had to cover the back opening with a fur coat to walk the red carpet because the dress wouldn’t close, and then immediately changed out of it and into a replica–which is probably what she should have just worn the whole time.
Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress has reportedly been damaged after being worn by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala.
The dress now shows signs of tearing, and several crystals are either missing or hanging off of it. pic.twitter.com/cFu1lUBmzS
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 13, 2022
Of course, the replies had lots of thoughts on Kim’s trajectory into breaking pieces of history rather than just “breaking the internet.“
Kim should’ve never worn that dress to begin with. I mean yes it’s nice to pay homage to Marilyn but she could’ve had a new dress made and replicated. This was a timeless and iconic artifact that’s been ruined,” one person tweeted in response. “Leave it to kim to destroy a historical piece of art,” another said.
A third wrote, “Congratulations to the Met Gala for showcasing a real-life example of why a conservation department like the Costume Institute is necessary for historically significant garments.”
Many in the historical preservation and fashion industries condemned Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum’s choice to allow her to squeeze her hefty nalgas into a 60-year-old fragile garment with historical significance, but the person with common sense who worked there must have been off that day:
“This was no easy decision for Ripley’s, however, Kim Kardashian has continued to show the utmost respect for this opportunity and historic garment,” Ripley’s said in a post-gala statement. “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.”
At the time, the museum also noted that “no damage” had occurred to the garment. A Ripley’s representative did not immediately respond to Page Six Style’s request for comment on the new photos.
How will Pimp Mama Kris spin this? She’s used to just being able to fix her spawns’ imperfections with Photoshop. “The dress shrunk from the heat of Kim and Pete’s chemistry?” “Blac Chyna snuck into the museum late at night and sabotaged it in retaliation for losing her lawsuit?” Satan’s momager has her in-house PR team plugging away at what nonsense to fart out at this very moment. Kim then had the audacity (and the owner of the dress had the stupidity to allow her ) to squeeze into another of Marilyn’s dresses after the Met. Stay tuned for her next foray into shitting on history, where she uses the Dead Sea Scrolls as toilet paper on Hulu’s The Kardashians.