Kim Kardashian Breaks Silence on Controversy Surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s Met Gala Dress

Kim Kardashian at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2020
Kim Kardashian West at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February. Photo by Broadimage/Shutterstock (10552567ii)

Kim Kardashian was the talk of the town when she appeared in Merilyn Monroe’s dress at this year’s Met Gala back in May – and people still haven’t stopped talking. After reports emerged that she damaged the iconic dress, the reality star decided to speak up and debunk the claims.

Kardashian borrowed the dress that Monroe famously wore in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Many were worried about the state of the dress following the Met Gala on May 2, and it seemed their fear was justified after the Instagram account for the Marilyn Monroe Collection posted before and after photos, showing the signs of wear and tear.

The Skims founder discussed her Met Gala experience during a recent appearance on the Today show and explained she worked closely with Ripley’s and had handlers to put a dress on her.

“It was such a process. I showed up to the red carpet in a robe and slippers and I put the dress on at the bottom of the carpet, went up the stairs… I probably had it on for three minutes, four minutes, and then I changed at the top of the stairs,” explained Kardashian.

Days before the reality star decided to speak up, Ripley’s released their own statement, debunking the allegations that the damage to the dress was caused by Kardashian.