The KKW Beauty founder, 41, borrowed the late actress’s well-known costume from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida, and says she misplaced a whopping 16 kilos in three weeks to suit into it.
The museum bought the long-lasting quantity from Julien’s Auctions for $4.6 million in 2016, making it probably the most costly clothes on the earth.
Considering its value and historical past, getting her arms on the costume wasn’t precisely a simple feat for Kardashian. “I had this idea to try it on and then they came with armed guards and gloves,” she instructed Vogue correspondent La La Anthony on the purple carpet.
She teamed the rhinestone-embroidered Jean Louis robe with a white fur scarf and diamond earrings, simply as Monroe did 60 years prior when the Some Like It Hot actress sang “Happy Birthday” to then-President John. F. Kennedy at a Madison Square Garden Fundraiser.
Kardashian even dyed her brunette strands Monroe’s signature shade of platinum blonde for the event — a grueling course of that took a whopping 14 hours courtesy of superstar hairstylist Chris Appleton.
The final time the costume was worn was in 1962, when Monroe famously wore it for President John F. Kennedy, who the starlet was rumored to have had an affair with.
Per Diet Prada, Monroe bought the costume for “around $1,440 in 1962” which might ring in at about $13,000 as we speak.
To preserve the historic costume in pristine situation, Kardashian was requested to alter out of the costume into a duplicate after posing in it on the purple carpet.
The mother of 4 admitted she has been dreaming up this search for months now. “The idea really came to me after the gala in September last year,” she instructed Vogue. “I thought to myself, what would I have done for the American theme if it had not been the Balenciaga look? What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe.”
“For me the most Marilyn Monroe moment is when she sang “Happy Birthday,” to JFK, it was that look.”
In the weeks main as much as the Met Gala, followers had already begun speculating that she was going to put on the costume based mostly on hints she was doling out to press. For instance, she instructed Access Hollywood that the costume she deliberate to put on couldn’t be altered or tailor-made. In different phrases, it wasn’t simply classic however tremendous particular.
Better but, she and boyfriend Pete Davidson have been noticed on the museum in April, so when followers put all of the puzzle items collectively, they reasoned that it was most likely Monroe’s costume. No secret is secure from a dutiful fan!