“Was It Worth It?” Kim K Irreversibly Damaged Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic 1962 Gown, Angering Fans



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“Was It Worth It?” Kim K Irreversibly Damaged Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic 1962 Gown, Angering Fans

By MJC97

We've all borrowed a sibling's item of clothing and accidentally torn it or stained it at least once in our lives so we know how scared and guilty we feel. Well, imagine that times 1000%!

So, the 2022 Met Gala came and went and we couldn't stop gushing over Blake Lively's amazing dress transformation but one other thing that people couldn't stop talking about was Kim Kardashian wearing Marilyn Monroe's 1962 gown. Unfortunately for Kim, not everything people talked about was positive. 


Few people liked Kim's clothing decision, Marilyn lovers believed it was an insult to the star or fashion conservationists thought it was harmful to the fabric's 60-year-old age.

People were angered even more when Kim admitted that she lost 16 pounds to fit into the gown! Apparently, when she first tried it, she was rejected because the dress didn't fit properly, determined to wear the dress, Kim returned to Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in Orlando, Florida 16 pounds lighter. 


Unfortunately, the garment, which is now on display at Ripley's Hollywood location, was photographed before and after by the @marilynmonroecollection Instagram account, and it looks like it has been damaged. Some of the crystals that were stitched on the dress have come off, leaving some loose threads dangling. The photographs were captioned "Just in case you missed it...Missing crystals, and some left hanging by a thread."

Although Ripley's shared a press release stating that "great care was taken to preserve this piece of pop culture history", the images posted by The official Marilyn Monroe Collection Instagram account seem to contradict the statement. 

Fans were outraged to find that their idol's garment had been ruined, and they filled the comments section with comments sharing their anger and disappointment. 

Thankfully, Kim did not entirely damage the dress, but it would have been in better shape if it had not been removed from the museum. Hopefully, the dress's state will encourage other fashion conservationists to treat their historic artefacts with more care.

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