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Marilyn Monroe’s gown may have been damaged by Kim Kardashian

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Marilyn Monroe’s infamous dress was damaged after Kim Kardashian wore it to the Met Gala. Photos show slight drooping of the fabric at the back clasp, as well as damage to the rhinestones that adorn the whole garment. Photographs reveal minor drooping of the fabric at the back clasp, as well as damage to the rhinestones that adorn the singer’s famed garment.

Marilyn Monroe’s infamous dress was damaged after Kim Kardashian wore it to the Met Gala

AGI – Marilyn Monroe’s legendary garment, which she donned to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to American President JF Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in 1962, was damaged when Kim Kardashian wore it to the most recent Met Gala in May.

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The alert generated by the collector Scott Fortner, who has witnessed the outfit, returned on show at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum! in Orlando, Florida, is written by Diet Prada, the most dreaded Instagram account in the fashion industry.

“More needed to be done to safeguard a cultural icon,” Fortner charged, pointing the finger at the Ripley who had given the gown to the reality star, who had to reduce several kg to fit into it. The collector’s images reveal slight drooping of the fabric at the back closure, as well as damage to the rhinestones that adorn the whole dress.

The museum defended itself by denying the damage, but the story provoked such a barrage of criticism of Kardashian on the internet that Fortner had to clarify that his outrage was not directed at her.

The loan of the garment sparked immediate outrage: Kardashian had to persuade the Ripley, who purchased it for $4.81 million in 2016 instead of the original $1200, that she would lose weight if she wore it.

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The multimillion-dollar dress was rarely separated from its muslin-lined mannequin, much less worn by someone who wasn’t Monroe, according to Vogue. “Stored in a vault, in the dark, at a fixed temperature of 20 degrees and with 40-50 percent humidity – reads Vogue – the multimillion-dollar dress was rarely separated from its muslin-lined mannequin, much less worn by someone who wasn’t Monroe.”

After Kim Kardashian wore it to the Met Gala, it looks that Marilyn’s legendary “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress, which was specially crafted for the actress in 1962, has been ruined. The dress, which is presently on display at Ripley’s, has tears along with the back clasp and even missing crystals and sequins, some of which are hanging by a single thread.
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The contrasts between photographs of the dress on exhibit in 2016 and images of the dress on show in 2017 are striking. The new photographs appear to contradict Ripley’s assertion that “great care was taken to preserve this piece of pop-cultural history.” “Was it all worth it?” says the narrator. In an Instagram post, Fortner asks the museum a question. β€œThis is so sad,” one commenter wrote under the post. β€œIt is like Picasso being ruined.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Ripley first refused Kim’s request to wear the garment since she couldn’t fit it. However, the reality personality openly admitted to shedding 16 pounds in order to fit into the renowned red carpet gown, causing fury among the general public and specialists alike.
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Since the evening of the coveted event, controversy has surrounded Kim’s decision to wear the outfit. Bob Mackie, the designer who created the initial designs for the garment, believes Kim should never have worn it in the first place. ” It was created specifically for [Marilyn Monroe].” In May, he told Entertainment Weekly, “No one else should be seen in that outfit.”

Many fashion conservators agreed, claiming that the dress’s fabric, which is over 60 years old, was too delicate for Kim to wear.
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Sarah Scaturro, former head of conservation at the Met’s Clothing Institute, told the LA Times, “I’m furious because it sets back what is considered a proper treatment for a historic costume.” “In the 1980s, a group of costume experts banded together to declare that historic costumes should not be worn. So my concern is that significant individuals would put pressure on colleagues in historic costume collections to allow them to wear items.”

Summary

Marilyn Monroe‘s legendary garment, which she donned to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to American President JF Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in 1962, was damaged when Kim Kardashian wore it to the Met Gala. The multimillion-dollar dress has tears along with the back clasp and even missing crystals and sequins, some of which are hanging by a single thread. They appear to contradict Ripley’s assertion that the museum took great care to preserve the garment. “It is like Picasso being ruined,” one commenter wrote. The designer who designed the outfit believes she should never have worn it in the first place.

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