Kim Kardashian Reveals She Donned Second Marilyn Monroe Dress After The Met Gala

“We just don’t wear archival clothes,” one disgruntled antique garment conservator explained. Kim Kardashian confessed in a tweet Friday that she had put on another of Marilyn Monroe’s outfits. Back in her hotel room her that night, following the outcry over her her wearing a historic. Marilyn Monroe gown to the 2022 Met Gala earlier this week.

Kim Kardashian shared a photo of herself wearing Marilyn Monroe’s “Norman Norell outfit”

She shared a photo of herself. Wearing a green sequined gown that she described as Marilyn Monroe’s “Norman Norell outfit”. From the 1962 Golden Globes, where she earned the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite. Kim Kardashian shared a photo of Marilyn Monroe wearing the gown with actor Rock Hudson. Kim Kardashian looked to wear the gown differently than Marilyn Monroe, with dress straps in unusual locations. It was a nervous post following the uproar caused by Kim Kardashian’s appearance at the Met Gala in the Jean Louis hand-beaded gown Marilyn Monroe wore when she performed a super-sexy version of “Happy Birthday, Mr President” to John F. Kennedy in 1962. Several people were outraged that Kim Kardashian would jeopardise the classic 60-year-old gown. Marilyn Monroe was the only person who had ever worn the garment. Textile conservators and fashion curators were especially outraged.

Reaction of the public on Kim Kardashian’s outfit

“It sets back what is considered a proper treatment for historic clothing,” Sarah Scaturro, head conservator at the Cleveland Museum of Art and previously of the Met’s Costume Institute, told the Los Angeles Times. “My concern is that colleagues in historic costume collections may now be pressed by powerful individuals to allow them to wear [historic] items,” she continued. “We just don’t wear archival antique artefacts,” Cara Varnell, a lifelong independent art conservator who specializes in ancient attire, Something that’s “archived suggests it has enough cultural worth that we respect it and wish to keep it,” Varnell noted. “The clothing symbolizes something extremely important – it is a part of our collective cultural history.” “I’m at a loss for words.”

Kim Kardashian stated that she only wore the gown for “a few minutes” during the gala. She also said she didn’t put on her usual body makeup that night to safeguard the garment. In an apparent attempt to appease critics, Kim Kardashian wrote on Friday, “it will forever be one of the greatest honors of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn in this way, on such a beautiful night.”


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