Legendary designer Bob Mackie will not be Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Mackie told Entertainment Weekly that he was unimpressed that Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s iconic 1962 Jean Louis dress to the 2022 Met Gala.
Mackie, who worked as a fashion assistant for Jean Louis early in her career, had some choice words for the reality TV star.
“I thought it was a big mistake. [Marilyn] was a goddess. A crazy goddess, but a goddess. She was just fabulous. Nobody shoots like that. And it was made for her. It was designed for her. No one else should be seen in this dress,” he said.
Mackie, 82, would know – he sketched the design when he was just 23.
While Kim then changed into a replica of the famous dress, which Monroe wore to serenade JFK with “Happy Birthday,” she started the evening off in the real thing, thanks to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum.
This isn’t the first time the designer, who has also created famous models for Cher, has thrown shade at the favorite reality TV family.
In 2021, he told Page Six, “The Kardashians are very attractive and some are downright handsome, but they’re just famous for being famous.”
He continued, “You know, they made a lot of money, so I guess there’s something to be said about that. A few of them really copied Cher’s clothes line for line, beat for beat, which is interesting. It’s like, whatever. I did those [designs] it’s been so many years that I don’t care about them being copied or anything. It’s kind of a compliment, really.
Despite such a recreation of Cher at the 2015 Met Gala, it doesn’t look like he took Kim’s 2022 red carpet moment as a compliment.
New York Post