The Marilyn Monroe Collection recently shared a before and after photo on their Instagram of the dress that Kim Kardashian wore to the 2022 Met Gala. The comparison showed stretch marks around the zipper, threads hanging, and multiple rhinestones missing. The gown was highly monitored before the Gala by Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum and there was great effort put into its preservation. They were even allowed to call the whole thing off whenever they wished.
Kardashian underwent a dangerous weight loss routine to attempt to fit into the Monroe dress.
Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress has reportedly been damaged after being worn by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 13, 2022
The dress now shows signs of tearing, and several crystals are either missing or hanging off of it. pic.twitter.com/cFu1lUBmzS
“I tried it on and it didn’t fit me,” Kardashian said, “I said, ‘Give me three weeks.’ I had to lose 16 pounds down today.”
Kardashian tried to compare her extreme weight loss to Christian Bale's dangerous 62-pound loss for The Machinist in 2004, saying her intention was not to inspire others to follow.
Kim Kardashian squeezing herself in Marilyn her dress. pic.twitter.com/2yzNDipmAb— Oddie The Ðoge (@pug_oddie) June 13, 2022
Many of Kardashian's peers blasted her, saying that the way she went about fitting into the dress was unhealthy and just flat-out wrong.
Riverdale star Lili Reinhart said, “To walk on a red carpet and do an interview where you say how starving you are…because you haven’t eaten carbs in the last month...all to fit in a fucking dress? To openly admit to starving yourself for the sake of the Met Gala. When you know very well that millions of young men and women are looking up to you and listening to your every word. The ignorance is other-worldly disgusting.”
Even Bob Mackie, the assistant to the dress' designer Jean Louis, said that Kim was unfit to wear the dress. It wasn't even made for her. “[Marilyn] 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.”
Inspiring others to follow her is exactly what Kim Kardashian's existence is. Millions look to her every day, on every media platform and she thinks this isn't about being influential? The audacity and the delusion of this woman are unreal.
kim kardashian trying on marylin monroes dress pic.twitter.com/CKj31P8THE— EFRAIN (@TUENEMIGOEFRAIN) June 13, 2022