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Kim Kardashian addresses claims she broken Marilyn Monroe’s gown – Nationwide


Kim Kardashian has reacted to the ample public backlash alleging that she precipitated harm to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Joyful Birthday” gown.

In an interview with the At this time Present on Tuesday, the superstar mogul spoke about why she’d accepted the supply to put on the robe and the extraordinary care it took to protect the garment.

Kardashian, 41, wore the gown — previously worn by Monroe whereas serenading President John F. Kennedy for his birthday in 1962 — to the MET Gala two months in the past.

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She advised At this time that she and Ripley’s Imagine it or Not — who owns the long-lasting robe — “labored collectively so effectively.”

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“It was such a course of,” Kardashian advised At this time. “There have been handlers in gloves that put it on me.”

“I confirmed as much as the crimson carpet in a gown and slippers, and I put the gown on on the underside of the carpet, went up the steps. I most likely had it on for 3 minutes, 4 minutes, after which I modified proper on the high of the steps,” she continued.

Kardashian stated she felt the long-lasting gown match the MET Gala’s theme of “Gilded Glamour” completely.

“I perceive how a lot this gown means to American historical past, and with the theme being American, I believed, ‘What’s extra American than Marilyn Monroe singing Joyful Birthday to the president of america?’” she stated.

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Within the days following the MET Gala, a Monroe collector posted before-and-after pictures of the gown, claiming that the gown was left with stretched and buckling material, together with lacking crystals or ones “left hanging by a thread.”

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Final week, Ripley’s tried to set the file straight, issuing an announcement that they are saying “debunks” claims Kardashian broken the gown.

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“A report written on the gown’s situation in early 2017 states, ‘numerous the seams are pulled and worn. This isn’t shocking given how delicate the fabric is. There may be puckering on the again by the hooks and eyes,’ amongst different situations of harm,” the museum wrote.

“Kim Kardashian carrying the … gown has been hotly contested, however the reality stays that she didn’t, in any means, harm the garment within the quick period of time it was worn on the Met Gala,” the assertion continued.

Earlier this month, Kardashian additionally got here underneath fireplace when she spoke in regards to the “life-style adjustments” she was required to make to suit the “Joyful Birthday” gown.

Kardashian advised the At this time Present that she misplaced 16 kilos to suit into the gown. She additionally wore a fur stole on the MET Gala crimson carpet because the gown wouldn’t shut fully within the again.

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To lose the load, she claimed she minimize out sugar, junk meals and fried meals. She advised At this time that, as of final month, she continues these life-style adjustments even post-MET Gala. She stated she has misplaced 21 kilos in complete.

Kardashian claimed she considered the chance to put on the robe as a form of appearing function.

“I checked out it like a task, and I actually wished to put on this gown. It was actually essential to me,” Kardashian advised the At this time Present.

In an interview with The New York Instances, she stated she felt the choice was akin to celebrities who fluctuate weight for sure film roles.

“To me it was like, OK, Christian Bale can do it for a film function and that’s acceptable,” she stated. “Even Renée Zellweger gained weight for a task. It’s all the identical to me.”

— with information from World Information’ Michelle Butterfield 

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