Kim Kardashian Is Facing Controversy After Fans Spot Possible Damage On Marilyn Monroe Dress

The iconic look may have come at a price...


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Some fans are not happy with Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Kim Kardashian after images have appeared online of what looks like damage on the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress post MET Gala…

Instagram page Diet Prada shared pictures from collector Scott Fortner of @marilynmonroecollection which appeared to show the dress with damage to the back, tears in the material and missing crystals…

Posting, Diet Prada wrote in part, “It appears that Marilyn’s iconic “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress, which was custom made for the actress in 1962, is damaged after Kim Kardashian wore it to the Met Gala. In new photos of the dress posted by collector Scott Fortner of @marilynmonroecollection, the dress, which is currently on display at Ripley’s, shows tears along the back closure, and even missing crystals and sequins, some left hanging by a single thread…”


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The picture used in comparison is a 2016 snap of the dress on display.

Earlier this year Amanda Joiner, who oversaw the project with Kim Kardashian, told The Daily Beast they did their best to protect the dress during the process, explaining, “We basically had many conversations with Kim and her team and put a lot of requirements in place with security and with the handling of the dress…

“The dress was never with Kim alone. It was always with a Ripley’s representative. We always ensured that at any time we felt that the dress was in danger of ripping or we felt uncomfortable about anything, we always had the ability to be able to say we not were going to continue with this.”


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Fans are split in the comments section of the post with some saying Kim isn’t to blame while others believe that the dress should have never been used in the first place.

Among those who weren’t a fan of the MET Gala look was designer of the gown Bob Mackie. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly shortly after the MET Gala he said, “[Marilyn] was a goddess. A crazy goddess, but a goddess. She was just fabulous…

“Nobody photographs like that. And it was done for her. It was designed for her. Nobody else should be seen in that dress.”

Kim has yet to respond to this controversy and STELLAR has reached out to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for a comment.


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