Kim Kardashian reassures rumors that she damaged Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress she wore for less than five minutes at the Met Gala last month.
The reality star and beauty mogul told the internet chatter that the dress was missing crystals and damaged threads after she wore it.
“No, and Ripley’s, we worked so well,” TODAY said Tuesday. “There were pilots with gloves who put it on me.”
The owners of the dress, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, had previously denied the allegations in a blog post last week, saying that Kardashian’s appearance at the Met Gala “did not damage Marilyn’s famous” Happy Birthday “dress. Monroe since 1962. “
The 41-year-old Kardashian also noted that she only wore the dress for less than five minutes on the red carpet as she posed for photos next to her friend Pete Davidson.
“It was such a process,” he said. “I appeared on the red carpet in a robe and slippers, and I put the dress on the bottom of the carpet, I went up the stairs. I probably wore it for three minutes, four minutes and then I changed it right at the top of the stairs. “
Monroe famously wore the dress while serenading President John F. Kennedy with a “Happy Birthday” performance at a fundraiser in 1962. Kardashian considered it a perfect choice for a “Gilded Glamor” Met Gala.
“I respect her,” he said of Monroe. “I understand how much this dress means to American history, and on the subject of American thought, I thought, ‘What could be more American than Marilyn Monroe singing’ Happy Birthday ‘to the President of the United States?”
Earlier this month, Marilyn Monroe historian Scott Fortner, who oversees the Marilyn Monroe collection, posted photos before and after the dress on Instagram, writing that Kardashian destroyed it.
“Undoubtedly, the damage is significant,” Fortner wrote.
However, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Officials have denied any allegations that the $ 10 million dress was damaged.
“From the bottom of the Met stairs, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where they returned it, the dress was in the same condition it started,” said Amanda Joiner, Ripley’s vice president of publishing and licensing. statement.
Kardashian said she lost 16 pounds to fit in the dress.
“I saw it as a role and I really wanted to wear this dress,” he said. “It was very important for me. It actually taught me a lot about my lifestyle and my health.
“Since then, I have continued to eat really healthy. I have lost 21 kilos now. I am not trying to lose more kilos, but I have more energy than ever. and I just changed my lifestyle completely. “ng 16 lbs) I saw it as a role and I really wanted to wear this dress. It was really important to me. It actually taught me a lot about my lifestyle and my health. then I continued to eat really healthy. I have lost 21 kilos now. I am not trying to lose more kilos, but I have more energy than ever. my way of life.