A woman has claimed that Kim Kardashian has done irreversible damage to the dress Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade John F Kennedy on his 45th birthday, shortly before the actor’s death.
The gown Kardashian wore to the Met Gala had some suspicious fabric and no crystals on the back. Scott Fortner, a collector who works to authenticate and verify Monroe memorabilia, took photographs of it last week.
The photo of the woman in a ripped, stretched and damaged dress was posted on Instagram on Monday. The woman in the photo also seems to be missing some crystals with others “left hanging by a thread”.
The article quotes the owner of the dress from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! before it was restored to its former condition. The owner took many steps to preserve this piece of pop culture history. With input from the garment hall experts, appraisers, and archivists, the garment’s condition was a priority. No alterations were made to the dress and Kim even changed into a replica for her red carpet!
Kim Kardashian wore a $4.8 million dress at an awards event. The designed gown was made of crystal-covered nude silk, but the zipper problem prevented her from wearing it.
During a fitting more than a month before the gala, Kim Kardashian realised that her assumption that the gown would fit her was wrong. She said, “When it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because it can’t be altered at all.”
She embarked on an extreme weight-loss regime to try and squeeze into a dress. It involved her eating vegetables and fasting three days a week, working out regularly and wearing a sauna suit every day so she could lose 15kg in five weeks. “It was such a challenge,” she said. “I was determined to fit it.”
Critics of Kardashian’s style programmes. Her desire to wear a costume based on an unfortunate woman’s life story failed to generate goodwill.
The International Council of Museums commented on the importance of historic garments not being worn by anybody, public or private figures. The dress was the property of a private collector, and the heritage must be understood as belonging to humanity. For future generations, the artefact should be kept preserved.
Monroe was wearing a dress that had not been worn by anyone for more than a decade. The museum bought it in 2016 and had kept it in an air-conditioned environment until she wore it.
Before she appeared, Kylie Jenner defended herself for wearing a dress that was about to be burned. “I’m extremely respectful to the dress and what it means to American history,” she said. “I would never want to sit in it or eat in it or have any risk of any damage to it, and I won’t be wearing the kind of body makeup I usually do.”