Kim Kardashian accused of ripping the sleeve of Marilyn Monroe’s dress

The saga continues. kim kardashian was accused of inciting additional damage to Marilyn Monroe‘sparkly Bob Mackie dress.

After reporting crystals and tears are missing on a zipper on Monday, June 14, a collector Scott Fortner posted photos via his Instagram Story showing splits on the sleeve of the historic design after Kardashian, 41, wore a number on 2022 Met Gala. Fortner also posted a photo before, in which the same part of the dress was completely intact. Elsewhere in his Instagram Story, the fashion archivist shared a picture before and after the bottom of the dress. In the video afterwards, the dress seems to be missing gems and is a bit worn out.

More damage visible on the sleeve of Marilyn Monroe's dress
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In his opening post, Fortner he shared a picture of the back of the dress exhibited in 2016 and one filmed on June 12. In the last photo, the appearance showed signs of withdrawal and anxiety. “Was it worth it?” Fortner wrote in the title of the post, denoting Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – gallery for which the dress was purchased $ 4.8 million in 2016.

The museum has lent Kardashian a dress to wear the biggest fashion night May 2. Ripley is later issued a statementrevealing that no changes had been made to the dress and that the founder of Skims changed into a replica after wearing a number on the red carpet.

“Great attention has been paid to preserving this piece of pop culture history,” the center said in a statement on social media: “With the contribution of clothing conservators, appraisers and archivists, the condition of clothing has been a top priority. Believe it or not! There was no need to change the dress, and Kim even changed into a replica after the red carpet. ”

Since the dress could not be changed, the beauty could undergo an intensive weight loss regimen. “I would wear the sauna twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely eliminate all sugar and all carbohydrates and just eat the purest vegetables and proteins … I didn’t starve, but I was so strict,” she said. Vogue in an interview published on May 2. In a a different interview with a fashion magazine, Selfish the author revealed that she had to “lose 16 pounds … to be able to fit in” with the design.

Kardashian said that she “extremely respected the dress” and “she would never want to sit in it or eat in it, or risk damaging it”.

Still, the incident left many, including Mackie himself, indignant.

“I thought it was a big mistake,” the designer said Entertainment Weekly last month. “[Marilyn] she was a goddess. Crazy goddess, but goddess. She was fantastic. Nobody takes photos like that. And it was done for her. It was designed for her. No one else should be seen in that dress. “

Kardashian has not yet commented on the alleged damage.

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