- Kim Kardashian speculated about the response to wearing Marilyn Monroe’s dress at the Met Gala.
- She said she was nervous that people would ask “how dare” she wear Monroe’s dress.
- She also worried about having to “pay millions of dollars” if the dress was damaged.
Kim Kardashian predicted the controversy that would follow her wearing Marilyn Monroe’s dress to the Met Gala in May, saying that she worried what would happen if a single stone fell off of the garment.
On season two, episode eight of ‘The Kardashians,” Kim prepared to wear the historic 1962 dress, which Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy, to the Met Gala in New York in May.
While working on going blonde to emulate Monroe’s signature hair, Kardashian speculated as to how the public would receive her wearing the dress.
“I’m a little nervous some people will hate and just be like, ‘How dare she step into Marilyn’s dress?'” Kardashian said during the episode after a producer asked what she thought people would say in response.
While Kardashian’s hairstylist Chris Appleton applied bleach to her hair, Kardashian speculated as to what would happen if she damaged the dress.
“If one little stone falls off I’m gonna have to pay millions of dollars,” she said.
After Kardashian wore the dress at the event, allegations arose that she had damaged it, something that both Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, the owners of the dress, and Kardashian denied. The dress didn’t fit the first time that Kardashian tried it on, and she said on episode seven of “The Kardashians” that Ripley’s had “pulled the whole thing” and were denying her the possibility of trying it on again.
In episode eight, Kardashian revealed that the dress’ owners held firm until her mother, Kris Jenner, called to ask them to allow Kardashian to try on the dress one more time after she had lost weight. When Kardashian did, the dress fit.
At the Met Gala, she only wore the dress for a matter of minutes, due to the garment’s fragile nature.
“I can’t even walk. I can’t sweat, I can’t breathe,” Kardashian said of avoiding damaging Monroe’s dress.