Kim Kardashian pissed off fashion historians all over when she wore Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress to the Met Gala earlier this year — and now she’s facing a second wave of backlash after photos allegedly show damage to the dress after it was returned.
The “Kardashians” star, 41, notably dropped 16 pounds ahead of the event in order to squeeze into the historic gown, and even changed into a replica once she got to the entrance of the party, as she was unable to move freely in the original.
I’m extremely respectful to the dress and what it means to American history. I would never want to sit in it or eat in it or have any risk of any damage to it and I won’t be wearing the kind of body makeup I usually do
However, it appears that just posing for photos on the red carpet with Pete Davidson— who later dyed his hair platinum blond to match his girlfriend’s Marilyn-inspired locks — may have caused damage to the “world’s most expensive dress.”
On Monday, Pop Culture posted side-by-side photos of the gown, allegedly from before and after Kardashian wore it to the Met. One of the snaps shows signs of stretched fabric and missing crystals, particularly around the dress’ back closure.
Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress has reportedly been damaged after being worn by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala.
The dress now shows signs of tearing, and several crystals are either missing or hanging off of it. pic.twitter.com/cFu1lUBmzS
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 13, 2022
Man she shouldn’t have worn it in the first place