Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has set the report straight on a viral Instagram submit that claims Kim Kardashian broken Marilyn Monroe’s 60-year-old gown when she wore it to the Met Gala.
According to the museum, a report on the gown’ situation in 2017 states “a number of the seams are pulled and worn. This is not surprising given how delicate the material is. There is puckering at the back by the hooks and eyes,” amongst different situations of harm.
“From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in,” stated Ripley’s VP of Publishing and Licensing Amanda Joiner in a press release on Thursday.
The reality-star-turned-businesswoman solely wore Monroe’s artifact for a matter of minutes. She slipped into the robe in a dressing room close to the Met Gala carpet and become a duplicate robe as quickly as she made it up the steps.
Kardashian reportedly went body-makeup-free to the occasion. In addition, a consultant for Ripley’s instructed The Post that she confirmed “the utmost respect” for the garment.
Monroe initially wore the gown in 1962 to serenade then-President John F. Kennedy for his birthday.
Ripley’s acquired backlash for letting the Skims founder take the gown out in town within the first place.
“Our mission is to both entertain and educate visitors and fans, and sparking conversations like the discourse around Marilyn Monroe’s dress does just that,” Ripley’s rebutted. “No matter which side of the debate you are on, the historical importance of the dress has not been negated, but rather highlighted. An entirely new group of young people have now been introduced to the legacy of Marilyn Monroe.”
On Monday, the Marilyn Monroe Collection Instagram account posted pictures exhibiting alleged new harm to some “missing” crystals and others “hanging on by a thread.”
Kardashian, 41, vowed to not make any alterations to the gown — declared a “national treasure” to The Post by one famous Monroe skilled — and altered herself as an alternative. She infamously admitted that she misplaced 16 kilos in three weeks with a view to squeeze into the gown.
She was lastly in a position to match it over her well-known derriere however was unable to zip it — therefore why she draped herself with a white fur scarf whereas on the carpet.
“I tried it on and it didn’t fit me,” Kardashian recalled on the pink carpet as she retold the story of her first becoming. “It was such a challenge. It was like a role, I was determined to fit in it.”
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will proceed to exhibit the gown — in as-is situation — on the Hollywood, Calif., location till the autumn. Getty Images
Kim Kardashian solely wore the 60-year-old gown for a matter of minutes earlier than turning into a duplicate robe.GC Images