At first view, the dress Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Gala might look like a beautiful but very simple nude dress. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, since the gown has a long history in Hollywood.
Bright Side wanted to tell you all about the garment’s past glory and what the ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star had to do to be able to wear it.
A little bit about the history of the item.
Let’s go back in time to 1962, when Marilyn Monroe sang at Madison Square Garden for President John F. Kennedy. Where she sang the words to the well-known song “Happy birthday,” which made people call the dress the “Happy birthday, Mr. President dress.” At the time, the outfit made a stir because it showed a lot of skin, and Kim Kardashian recently called it “the original naked outfit.”
The dress that sold at sale for the most money in the world’s history.
Marilyn Monroe told her designer to make her “a truly historical dress, a dazzling dress that’s one of a kind.” The sketch was made by Bob Mackie, a designer who had just finished school, and designer Jean Louis made the idea come to life. It is said that Marilyn bought the piece for $1,440.
In 2016, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum paid $4.8 million at an auction to buy a handmade piece made for Marilyn Monroe. Since then, the dress’s value has gone up, and it is now worth more than $10 million.Kim Kardashian said that she likes sales, which is how she met some people in the business. These are the same people who put her in touch with Ripley’s museum.
How to wear it and what you need to know.
Due to the dress’s history, it wasn’t as easy as just asking for it and putting it on. Instead, there was a set of rules that had to be followed. Kim Kardashian had to be asked to try on a copy of the dress so they could see if it would fit her. The copy fit her exactly, but when it was time to try on the real thing, she was let down.
“It was the dress or nothing” for the TV star, so she stuck to a strict exercise plan until the dress fit her like a glove. She even dyed her hair platinum white to imitate Marilyn’s original look. The piece was treated with great care, and experts were consulted so that the dress wouldn’t get damaged.
Kim couldn’t wear her regular body makeup to the Met because it would have ruined the outfit. Instead, she only wore it for shots on the red carpet. When Kim and Pete got to the top of the stairs, she changed into a copy of the dress that Ripley’s Museum had also given her.
The museum posted on social media that their cartoonist made a famous copy of Bob Mackie’s picture, which was of Kim Kardashian. The star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” said on social media that she was proud to be wearing Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress from 1962.
Which fact did you find most interesting? What do you think about Kim wearing the original dress from the past? Use the comments to tell us what you think.