The Kardashians star rocked as much as the charity style occasion’s pink carpet final month carrying the enduring costume Monroe wore whereas singing Comfortable Birthday to President John F Kennedy in 1962.
Nevertheless, experiences have since claimed that the costume was returned to Ripley’s Consider It Or Not! displaying indicators of disrepair.
Images have emerged on social media websites like TikTok showing to indicate among the rhinestones lacking and ripped materials.
Addressing the furore throughout an interview with the star, At this time present host Hoda Kotb stated: ‘We preserve seeing stuff like, “The costume is ruined” … All of that isn’t true?’
Kim, 41, then replied: ‘No. Ripley’s [and I] labored collectively so properly; there have been handlers in gloves that put it on me.
‘It was such a course of…I confirmed as much as the pink carpet in a gown and slippers, and I put the costume on on the underside of the carpet, went up the steps … I in all probability had it on for 3 minutes, 4 minutes.’
Kim added: ‘I respect [Monroe], I perceive how a lot this costume means to American historical past.
‘And with the theme [of the Met Gala] being American, I assumed, “What’s extra American than Marilyn Monroe singing blissful to the President of the US?’
Of their defence of the star, a spokesperson for Ripley’s stated final week: ‘Kim Kardashian’s stroll up the Metropolitan Museum’s stairs at this 12 months’s Met Gala induced fairly the stir, however one factor Ripley’s Consider It or Not! can say with confidence is that it didn’t trigger harm to Marilyn Monroe’s famed “Comfortable Birthday” costume from 1962.
‘Kim Kardashian carrying the “Comfortable Birthday” costume has been hotly contested, however the truth stays that she didn’t, in any approach, harm the garment within the quick period of time it was worn on the Met Gala.’
Ripley’s VP of Publishing and Licensing, Amanda Joiner, continued: ‘From the underside of the Met steps, the place Kim received into the costume, to the highest the place it was returned, the costume was in the identical situation it began in.’
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