Kim Kardashian was just lately accused of damaging the 60-year-old Marilyn Monroe gown she wore to the 2022 Met Gala. The gown, which holds immense significance in American and Hollywood historical past, was worn by the icon, Marilyn when she sang ‘Pleased Birthday’ for President John F. Kennedy. The gown had been purchased by Ripley’s Consider It or Not for almost 5 million {dollars} again in 2016. 

Regardless of Kim and the Ripley’s franchise claiming that they ensured the gown was preserved and guarded, they’ve been accused of ‘irreparably damaging’ Marilyn’s sheer gown. Earlier than it was loaned to Kim, the gown had a hand sewn crystal or two lacking and the gown was in nearly good situation. Nonetheless, when it was returned, there have been a number of crystals lacking, some hanging by the thread. There have been tears within the delicate silk souffle cloth that was close to the zipper and clasps, suggesting the gown was not an ideal match. Together with that, one of many straps had additionally been broken. The tears within the gown are irreparable because the manufacturing of the particular French-made silk weave cloth is discontinued. 

“It’s a cultural icon. It’s a political icon. It’s a Hollywood icon. It’s not only a gown, it’s part of American historical past … and it’ll by no means be the identical,” stated the Marilyn Monroe historian and collector, Scott Fortner. 

Chad Michael Morrisette, the visible artist and inventive director who had beforehand labored with the gown in 2016 had taken the photographs of the broken gown. “It actually broke my coronary heart to see the injury that she did to that,” he stated. “She stole that second of historical past and I’m so mad about it.” 

Social media will not be having it both, with many customers indignant concerning the injury achieved to such an iconic gown by somebody who they deem undeserving of sporting it. 

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