Kim Kardashian would not have worn a Marilyn Monroe dress to the Met 2022 gala were it not for her mom, Kris Jenner.
In the latest episode Kardashians, titled “Never thought I’d see a day” and obtained in advance by NewsweekThe 42-year-old co-founder of Skims revealed that the 67-year-old mom convinced Ripley’s Believe It or Not to lend her daughter an iconic gown.
Monroe – who died at the age of 36 in 1962 – was famous for the same embellished outfit when he serenaded President John F. Kennedy in May of that year.
Ripley loaned the dress to Kardashian under strict guidelines. For example, the dress could not be worn in a car, so had to change into it upon arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the venue of the gala.
Additionally, a mum of four – who shares children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm with her disgusted husband Kanye West – was only able to wear the showstopper while climbing the Met Gala steps to reveal her red carpet. When she entered the building, she immediately had to change into a replica.
In total, the reality show star wore the dress for about five minutes.
“I flew to Florida to try on Marilyn’s dress at Ripley’s. They wouldn’t let me wear this dress, ”Kardashian explained during the episode. “They wouldn’t even let me try it on until Kris Jenner called.”
In a separate confessional, producer Kardashians asked Jenner, “What did you tell Ripley” because they were like, categorically “no.”
The businesswoman laughed before telling the cameras that “she can’t tell you my secrets,” remarking, “But if someone says no, you know what I’m saying, you’re talking to the wrong person.”
Kardashian said she would “do anything” to make her vision of the ball a reality.
“I thought,” Please, Mom, if that happens, I’ll marry you, “she joked. “I was yelling at her on the phone, saying,” I’ll pay for it, I’ll do this, go to Florida, perform at Ripley’s. “
“And she’s just like,” Shut up, shut up, “Kardashian said of his mother. “She kept turning it down and saying,” Shut up. “
After the interview, the California resident said, “They agreed that I would try on the dress,” and added, “If it fits, I’m going to the Met.” If it doesn’t fit, I’m not going to the Met. “
After she managed to slip into her dress, social media critics blew it up Kourtney and Kim are taking New York alum for wearing a historical item to a party.
Despite rumors that the clothing was damaged, Kardashian insisted that it be handled with care. During the performance on Today show in June, a month after the Met Gala, she responded to the opposition.
“We keep seeing things like,” The dress is worn “… All this isn’t true?” Today Kardashian asked co-host Hoda Kotb.
“No,” Kardashian replied. “Ripley” [and I] they worked together so well; there were gloved trainers who put it on me. “
“Respect [Monroe]I understand how much this dress means to American history. And with the motive [of the Met Gala] being an American, I thought, “Is there anything more American than Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to the President of the United States?”
Earlier, MJ Corey, the psychotherapist at the Kardashian Kolloquium website, said: Newsweek why people were so concerned after seeing photos from that night.
“Americans – consumers of culture in general – seem quite invested in perpetuating the myths of their favorite icons,” she explained. “Kim’s conscious commitment to Marilyn’s importance really upsets people.”
The Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Kardashians aired weekly on Thursdays on Hulu.
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