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Thursday Jun 16 2022
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Kim Kardashian faces harsh criticism after new pics reveal more damage to vintage Monroe gown

By
Web Desk
Kim Kardashian faces harsh criticism after new pics reveal more damage to vintage Monroe gown
Kim Kardashian faces harsh criticism after new pics reveal more damage to vintage Monroe gown 

Really TV star Kim Kardashian is facing fresh criticism for damaging the iconic, vintage Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 gown – which she wore at the 2022 Met Gala – after new photos of the damage have been revealed.

The nude-coloured vintage outfit, designed by Jean-Louis, was acquired by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in 2016 for US$4.8 million (£3.8 million), and appears to have suffered tearing on one of its straps and sleeves.

The latest photographs, shared by collector Scott Fortner via his blog and social media, showed damage to the back of the dress, including stretched fabric and missing crystals.

The Kardashian starlet wore Monroe’s famous ‘Happy Birthday Mr President Dress’ in early May, when she walked the red carpet at the 2022 Met Gala.

She later changed into a replica for the rest of the evening. The US museum and Kardashian have come under fire for the state of the dress following the reality star’s appearance in it.

Meanwhile, Fortner, who assists in authenticating and verifying Monroe memorabilia, told the media that Ripley’s Believe It Or Not had been “irresponsible” to loan the dress out.

He said: “It’s unclear to me what the motivation was other than publicity.

“Because the amount of publicity that’s come from this has been really priceless, you couldn’t pay for the amount of publicity they’d have gotten and that’s really the only thing that I can think of as a reason for them to do it.”

“This is a cultural icon. It’s a political icon. It’s a Hollywood icon. It’s part of American history from an event that happened 60 years ago and... it should have been archived and preserved and taken care of,” Fortner added.