Kim Kardashian Says She Only Wore Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Gown For A Few Minutes

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Kim Kardashian was truthful determined to deterioration Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress to the 2022 Met Gala Monday night, she ditched her accustomed quality regular and took large precautions earlier and during the lawsuit to sphere the gown ― adjacent if she lone wore it for a fewer minutes.

Kardashian told Vogue that she archetypal tried connected Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” formal from 1962 successful Calabasas, California, aft it was flown to her location by backstage plane. The gown is usually kept astatine the Ripley’s Believe It oregon Not! depository successful Orlando, Florida.

“The formal was transported by guards and I had to deterioration gloves to effort it on,” Kardashian said.

On the nighttime of the gala, the Skims laminitis didn’t alteration into the formal until she arrived astatine her last destination. Kardashian said she near her edifice connected Monday successful conscionable a fitting gown, and changed into the historical formal successful a tiny country astatine New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the room, a conservationist from Ripley’s helped Kardashian with the dress, portion again wearing achromatic gloves.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala astatine  the Metropolitan Museum of Art connected  May 2 successful  New York City.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala astatine the Metropolitan Museum of Art connected May 2 successful New York City.

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And aft Kardashian walked up the stairs ― thing she had to signifier beforehand ― she changed retired of Monroe’s existent gown and donned a replica.

As Vogue points out, that means the world prima truly lone wore the archetypal gown “for a substance of minutes.”

“I’m highly respectful to the formal and what it means to American history,” Kardashian said. “I would ne'er privation to beryllium successful it oregon devour successful it oregon person immoderate hazard of immoderate harm to it, and I won’t beryllium wearing the benignant of assemblage constitution I usually do.”

She besides told Vogue that she chose to suffer value successful bid to deterioration the archetypal dress.

“I tried it connected and it didn’t acceptable me. I said, ‘Give maine 3 weeks,’” Kardashian told La La Anthony, her person and a Vogue analogous for the night, on the reddish carpet Monday.

Pete Davidson and Kardashian locomotion  the reddish  carpet together.
Pete Davidson and Kardashian locomotion the reddish carpet together.

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“I had to suffer 16 pounds down today,” she added, arsenic the formal couldn’t beryllium altered successful immoderate way.

Kardashian told Vogue that she “didn’t starve” herself for the gown, but she was “so strict” successful her routine.

“I would deterioration a sauna suit doubly a day, tally connected the treadmill, wholly chopped retired each sweetener and each carbs, and conscionable devour the cleanest veggies and protein,” she said.

Kardashian walked the reddish carpet alongside her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, 2 days aft the mates made their authoritative reddish carpet debut astatine the White House Correspondents’ Association meal connected Saturday night.

To spot each the looks the stars wore to the 2022 Met Gala ― including a definite gown that made the assemblage roarhead here.

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