So much fuss over a dress was caused after Kim Kardashian managed to borrow the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress she wore to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to president John F. Kennedy back in 1962. Initially, there was outrage because many believed the most famous Kardashian sister didn’t deserve to be compared to an icon of Monroe’s level.
But there was even bigger outrage when rumors of damage to the dress started running around the Internet. In fact, there was a clear picture comparison of the dress stretched out by Kim Kardashian’s prominent behind. She was instantly accused of damaging a historic piece of garment with her bum.
Ripley’s response to acussations against Kim Kardashian.
Folks who run the museum from where the dress was borrowed had to step in amid all the controversy caused but this. They immediately confirmed that the dress wasn’t damaged at all but believing them will be difficult with the photo evidence. This is what they wrote on social media: “Kim Kardashian’s walk up the Metropolitan Museum’s stairs at this year’s Met Gala has caused quite the stir.
“But one thing it did not directly cause is the reported damage to Marilyn Monroe’s famed ‘Happy Birthday’ dress from 1962. Ripley‘s decision to let this garment have a Met Gala moment has been hotly contested, so we’re here to set the record straight.”
Repley’s wen’t on to talk about how alowing Kim Kardashian to use this dress was a calculated risk everybody at the museum was willing to take. They are convinced that the historical importance of the dress has been enhanced simply by letting a 21st. Century sex symbol wear it for a special occasion.
Also, Kim Kardashian’s donations to the Ripley’s foundation in Florida helped tremendously in pushing this narrative. But we are still not convinced, see the photos and judge for yourself. Are you convinced Kim Kardashian didn’t damage Marilyn Monroe’s dress?