Believe it or not, Kim Kardashian did it not return Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress damaged after wearing it to the Met Gala.
Believe it or not from Ripley! The museum released a statement on Thursday conclusively declaring that the Hulu reality TV star “did not damage the garment in any way during the short time it was worn at the Met Gala.”
“From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim entered the dress, to the top where she was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in,” noted Amanda Joiner, vice president of publishing. and licensing from Ripley, who stayed with the dress on Met Gala day while being transported from Orlando, Fla., to New York.
The museum also noted that Kardashian, 41, did not pay Ripley to wear it and instead donated to two charities in the greater Orlando area on behalf of the company.
“Believe it or not from Ripley!” will continue to display the dress – as is – at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood through Fall 2022,” the company concluded.
Sealing their post with a final send, Ripley includes a recent photo of Kardashian visiting the dress one more time after returning it.
The Skims founder had already been under the microscope for wearing Monroe’s famous ‘Happy Birthday’ dress to begin with, and ruffled even more feathers when she said she had lost nearly 20 pounds to get into it slide. The situation became unmanageable on Monday, when Pop Culture released side-by-side photos of the dress, allegedly before and after Kardashian wore it to the Met.
A photo shows signs of stretched fabric, a damaged zipper and missing crystals.
While some pundits were skeptical that Kardashian would borrow such a historic fashion piece, Ripley insisted she was in good hands with the Skkn founder.
“It was not an easy decision for Ripley’s, however, Kim Kardashian has continued to show the utmost respect for this opportunity and this historic garment,” Ripley’s said in a post-gala statement. “From extensive research to following guidelines such as no body makeup, wearing the dress only for the short red carpet appearance and doing absolutely no alterations, she became a steward of – and added to – her story. .”
New York Post