Kim Kardashian’s request to dress up Marilyn Monroe at the 2022 Met Gala was originally rejected, the scheme designer actually, came on the red carpet in a shiny gown. Now, new images are being circulated showing shots before and after the dress, showing the seams being pulled and significant damage being done. Photos shared by creative director and display artist Chad Michael Morriset have sparked a backlash on Twitter, reviving the controversy surrounding Kardashian’s decision to wear historic clothing.
Many are demanding Ripley’s responsibility for mismanagement of clothing. Amanda Joyner, vice president of licensing and publishing at Ripley Entertainment, oversaw the process and told the Daily Beast that it took a lot of time and thought to save the costume. “We’ve had a lot of conversations with Kim and her team, and we’ve had a lot of requirements with security and dress management,” he said. “The outfit was never alone with Kim. It was always with Ripley’s representative. We always made sure that any time we felt the outfit was in danger of being torn or that we felt uncomfortable about anything, we always had the ability to say goodbye. I wasn’t going to continue. “
Kardashian, 41, even after walking the red carpet in the original gown, changed the dress code for the reception at the Met Gala to avoid further damage. Nevertheless, it appears that the fabric is still severely damaged and the sequins have fallen off the garment, as evidenced by a photo posted on The Marilyn Monroe Collection on Instagram.
The $ 12,000 Jean-Louis gown was bought by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The museum sold Julian’s auction in November 2016 for 4.81 million. It was originally worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in Madison Square Garden in 1962.
Designer Bob Mackie, who sketched the original costume, Kardashian spoke out against wearing it. “I thought it was a big mistake,” he told EW in May. “And it was done for that [Marilyn Monroe]. It is designed for him. This dress should not be seen by anyone else. ”
This is not the only controversy surrounding Kardashian’s presence at the Met Gala. The reality TV star was also criticized for commenting on her unhealthy weight loss plans to fit into the design. Kardashian later defended himself in an interview with The New York Times, citing actors Christian Bell and Renee Zellweger, who have either lost or gained weight for movie roles.
Scroll down to see the Twitter response to the front-to-back photos, as well as pictures of Kim Kardashian’s controversial look on the outfit.