‘How Much Did She Pay You?’: Fans React To Ripley’s Denying Kim Kardashian Tore Marilyn Monroe Dress

After photos began to circulate online appearing to show that the Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis dress had been torn during its appearance at the 2022 Met Gala (and it was Kim Kardashian who was wearing it) – causing people to speculate that it had been damaged by the piece’s star turn – Ripley’s, which owns the dress, denied these allegations by explaining some of the key differences between the attendee-worn couture and its display outfits.

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Kim Kardashian at 2022 Met Gala event
Kim Kardashian at 2022 Met Gala event

Kim Kardashian’s Dress: “A Number of The Seams Are Pulled And Worn”

A dress sold at Julien’s Auctions in 2016 is the most expensive dress to be ever sold by the historical art company. They bought it for $4.8 million, making this the most expensive dress sold at any auction. The condition of the dress, as per the report, echoes:

A number of the seams are pulled and worn. This is not surprising given how delicate the material is. There is puckering at the back by the hooks and eyes.

Model and businesswoman Kim Kardashian
Model and businesswoman Kim Kardashian

From The Bottom To The Top, The Dress Was All Fine – Said Ripley’s VP

While Ripley’s didn’t directly comment on anything primarily, their VP later mentioned that:

From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in.

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Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

When questioned about loaning out their valuable dress, they echoed that:

There is no disputing the fragility of the dress and there was a calculated risk associated with wearing it, but Ripley’s has been collecting notable pop culture memorabilia, historical items, and unbelievable artifacts for years. Our mission is to both entertain and educate, and sparking conversations like the discourse around this dress does just that. No matter which side of the debate you are on, the historical importance of the dress has not been negated but rather highlighted.

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This Is What The Internet Is Echoing About The Incident

Kim Didn’t Pay Anything To Wear The Ripley’s Dress

With all being said, as far as the commercials are concerned, Ripley’s echoed that:

Kim Kardashian did not pay Ripley’s Believe It or Not! to wear the dress, nor did the company pay her. Rather, Kardashian made a charitable donation to two charities in the greater Orlando area on behalf of the company.

The original dress was worn in 1962 by Monroe to celebrate John. F. Kennedy’s birthday.

Source: People

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