Kim Kardashian’s idea of wearing Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown to the Met Gala in May has sparked new debate, with many online, including a Monroe expert, claiming that Kim Kardashian has ruined the garment.
Chad Michael Morrissette, a visual artist who curates museum and costume displays, saw the outfit on display Sunday (June 12) at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, he claims he noticed irreparable damage to it. Morrissette claims he handled the dress earlier in 2016 when he presented it at Julien’s Auctions, where Ripley’s bought it for US$4.8 million.
Kim Kardashian is receiving major backlash for ruining the iconic dress
When a platinum blonde Kardashian wore the gorgeous skintight gown Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F Kennedy in 1962, she sparked controversy. The dress’s comparison images appear to reveal minor tears in the fabric around the dress’s hooks, as well as missing crystals and others hanging by a thread. The alleged damage to the gown has sparked significant outrage on social media in recent days.
Kardashian, who reportedly went on a major diet to be able to squeeze into the legendary garment, did not respond to the allegations on her social networks. But the fans truly have and they appear to be pissed by what Kim K has done to the iconic dress. There are people asking Kim K what next she wants to wear and ruin, and also what she really needs to stay away from. This is turning into a heated matter of debate. Here are some of the reactions:
Kim Kardashian you will never get this dress pic.twitter.com/edqAe44whF
— alex ✨ (@CRUNKWBRlTNEY) June 15, 2022
can’t believe kim kardashian did this to lady gaga’s meat dress 😩 pic.twitter.com/uzedFIyR8E
— jack (@fkajack) June 15, 2022
Kim Kardashian stay away from this masterpiece pic.twitter.com/TVg5T9h3MW
— Lizzie McGuire (@ImLizzieM) June 15, 2022
Kim Kardashian trying to wear Marilyn Monroe’s dress at the Met Gala pic.twitter.com/vvyQho3ySj
— honestly, nevermind (@gotwildt) June 13, 2022
kim kardashian better not think about touching this dress pic.twitter.com/Nd7dKkClPl
— momopixy (@momopixy) June 16, 2022
Kim Kardashian don’t you dare even think about wearing this iconic dress. pic.twitter.com/slXAa1BJ5i
— Bob's Credits – A Bob’s Burgers Podcast (@BobsCredits) June 16, 2022
Kim Kardashian at the People's Choice Awards wearing the Sutton Hoo helmet pic.twitter.com/oR1t5cElUJ
— Mhairi Beveridge (@MhairiBeveridge) June 15, 2022
It's good that Kim Kardashian doesn't know who Yuzuru Hanyu is 💀 pic.twitter.com/XXsNPgR3HZ
— Issabel »FAOI« (@Mutuals_Issabel) June 15, 2022
According to Vogue, she only wore the dress for a matter of minutes before changing into a replica so as not to damage the original. However, the damage is done now. We are waiting for the infamous Kardashian sister to address the situation and provide a reasonable answer or solution to make up for the damage.