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Why did Kim Kardashian have to go on a diet to wear Marilyn’s dress at the 2022 Met Gala?


Kim Kardashian has hit the table in the met gala 2022the same one in which for the first time she was accompanied by all her sisters in full, in addition to her current boyfriend, the comedian Peter Davidsonand the same one in which actress and co-host Blake Lively’s 3-in-1 ‘convertible’ Versace dress won the gold medal in standing ovations.

Nevertheless, the famous ‘influencer’ scored a point before the whole world by attending the event wearing one of the most expensive dresses in the world. Yes, it is true that it did not fit at all or not at all to the ‘dress code’ of the party, an ode to the glamor of the Golden Age, this is the end of the 19th century, but we are talking about one of the most famous dresses in history of fashion, because it is the same one that was adjusted 60 years earlier Marilyn Monroe in one of her last public appearances before she died, in 1962.

This Monday, on the steps of the Metropolitan, All eyes and flashes were on Kardashian., 41, and Davidson, 28, when they arrived on the red carpet. The businesswoman had dyed herself platinum – it took her 14 hours to bleach her natural tan – to squeeze into one of Marilyn Monroe’s most famous dresses, the dress with which she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” for her 45th birthday of John F. Kennedy in Madison Square Garden, and currently is on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Orlando (Florida). The center purchased the gold cocktail dress at auction. Payment almost five million dollars in 2016 for a unique piece.

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“Most American”

As well. When Kim Kardashian received the invitation from Anna Wintour for the Met gala on this first Monday in May his head began to spin. The idea came to me after the gala in September last year. I thought: what would I have done for the American theme if I hadn’t gone for Balenciaga? What’s the most American thing I can think of? Well, Marilyn Monroe. For me the most Marilyn Monroe moment is that ‘look'”, the ‘influencer’ told ‘Vogue’ magazine. And she asked the museum to let her have it. But in the first test she found that her dress did not fit her. So she either looked for another idea or went on a diet, she has confessed to ‘Vogue’.

7 kilos less

Kardashian followed a strict diet for three weeks to achieve his goal: “I put on a sauna suit twice a day, ran on the treadmill, I completely cut out sugar and carbs and only ate healthy vegetables and proteinA month later, at the final test at the Ripley in Orlando, he wept with joy when he was able to zip up.

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It should be remembered that Marilyn was the only one before who dressed in this silk garment covered with 2,500 hand-sewn crystals and that she had to be sewn up once she was on shortly before the performance, because the idea is that it fits as much as a second skin. And it is that the ‘naked dress’ based on a sketch by Bob Mackie for the French-born Hollywood costume designer Jean-Louis caused a big splash six decades ago for making all the curves of the actress of ‘With skirts and crazy’, who was 1.66 meters tall and had the following measurements: 88 centimeters bust; 55, waist, and 88 hip.

“I always thought that [Marilyn] she had a lot more curves. I imagined that she could be smaller in some areas where she was wider and wider in areas where she was narrower. So when I saw that it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because the original can’t be changed at all,” recalls the celebrity.

People say that Monroe paid Jean-Louis $1,440. for the tailored garment, which first sold at auction in 1999 for more than $1 million at Christie’s. “I’m a big auction buff and I have several pieces from JFK, so I know the owner of Julien’s. He was able to put me in touch.” [con Ripley’s] and that’s how the negotiation began,” says Kardashian in the same conversation with ‘Vogue’.

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