Kim Kardashian‘s decision to close the red carpet of the 2022 Met Gala wearing the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore when singing Happy Birthday, Mr. President to John F. Kennedy almost ended the integrity of this garment that is already considered a historic property of the United States.
In images that were released on social networks, the state of the fabric and the applications of the emblematic dress can be seen before Kim used it and the level of damage it caused to the piece after he forced it to enter in it for the closing of the carpet at the event that took place last May.
“In case you missed it…Crystals are missing and some were left hanging by a thread. The dress, on display at Ripley’s Hollywood headquarters on June 12, 2022“, reads a post from the Instagram account called The Marilyn Monroe Collection.
Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress has reportedly been damaged after being worn by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala.
The dress now shows signs of tearing, and several crystals are either missing or hanging off of it. pic.twitter.com/cFu1lUBmzS
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 13, 2022
The post is a before and after photo of the Marilyn Monroe dress that Kim Kardashian wore at the 2022 Met Gala, in which you can see that the fabric and the crystals embroidered on the piece were practically intact until the moment the businesswoman wore the garment
Regardless of the fact that Kim lost almost eight kilos of weight to be able to enter the dress, it was revealed after the Met Gala that the piece was severely damaged and, based on this fact, the decision was made that it will be allowed to attend the event again with fashion pieces that have historical value.