Kim Kardashian may have damaged Marilyn Monroe Met Gala dress: claim

1655151737 Kim Kardashian may have damaged Marilyn Monroe Met Gala dress
1655151737 Kim Kardashian may have damaged Marilyn Monroe Met Gala dress

It apparently couldn’t keep up with Kardashian.

The historic dress once worn by Marilyn Monroe that Kim Kardashian showed off at the 2022 Met Gala appears to be damaged from its night out, according to an observer.

The official Marilyn Monroe Collection Instagram account posted new photos Monday showing the bedazzled dress, which Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to then-President John F. Kennedy. But the dress appeared to be “missing” a few crystals, claimed the account, which added that others seemed to be “hanging by a thread.”

Kardashian vowed to not make any alterations to the dress and altered herself instead. She now infamously admitted that she lost 16 pounds in three weeks in order to squeeze into the dress.

She was finally able to fit it over her famous derriere but was unable to zip it — hence why she draped herself with a white fur shawl while on the carpet.

The Post has reached out to Ripley’s, where the dress is currently on display, for comment.

In 2016, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando bought the dress for $4.8 million. After taxes and fees, the total price was valued at over $5 million. Ripley’s told The Post that the piece is the “world’s most expensive dress” ever sold at an auction. The dazzling gown is now valued at over $10 million.

The reality star-turned-businesswoman only wore Munroe’s artifact for a matter of minutes. She slipped into the gown in a dressing room near the Met Gala carpet and changed into a replica gown as soon as she made it up the steps.

Kim Kardashian admitted that Munroe's dress did not fit when she first tired it on.
Kim Kardashian admitted that Monroe’s dress did not fit when she first tired it on.
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Some critics previously chastised Kardashian for wearing the 60-year-old garment, saying it is “extremely fragile” and that “anything could have happened to it.” An expert also suggested that “sweat, perfume and makeup” could have gotten onto the dress and caused “untold damage and staining,” although Kardashian reportedly went makeup free to the event.

A representative for Ripley’s additionally told The Post last month that she showed “the utmost respect” for the garment — adding that “no damage” had occurred to the dress.

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