Kim Kardashian brought Old Hollywood glamour and style to the Met Gala red carpet. Kim Kardashian took a lot from Marilyn Monroe when she chose her look. VogueIt was reported that Kardashian wore Monroe’s iconic dress to sing “Happy Birthday”To President John F. Kennedy
Kardashian speaks to reporters ahead of her fashion-forward moment. VogueThe reality star spoke out about why she wore the iconic gown to the event. The reality star revealed that she was inspired to wear the iconic dress after September’s Met Gala. She explained that she had worn her iconic Balenciaga look and thought of wearing something more American for the American theme. “What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe.”
Kardashian pointed out that Monroe’s most memorable moment in her career was when she sang. “Happy Birthday”JFK 1962. Kardashian went an extra mile to achieve her platinum blonde hair, which she claimed took 14 hours. The only question she had was how she was able get the dress. “I’m a big fan of auctions and I own several JFK pieces so I know the owner of Julien’s. He was able to connect me [with Ripley’s] and that’s how the conversation started.”
Monroe paid $1,440 to purchase the custom-made dress. It was designed by Jean Louis and based upon a sketch from Bob Mackie. In 1999, the dress was sold at auction for more than a million dollars. This was part of Monroe’s estate sale. In 2016, the dress was sold at Julien’s Auctions for $4.8million. It became the most expensive item ever sold at an online auction. It was sold at Julien’s Auctions and then purchased by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. The dress is located in Orlando, Florida.
Kardashian said that the dress could not be altered and she had to stick to a strict schedule to fit in it. Kardashian only was able to wear it for a few seconds on the red carpet because the dress is delicate. Once she reached the Met’s stairs, Kardashian changed into the exact same dress that Ripley owns.