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Kim Kardashian addresses claims she broken Marilyn Monroe’s gown – Nationwide

Kim Kardashian addresses claims she broken Marilyn Monroe’s gown – Nationwide

Kim Kardashian has reacted to the ample public backlash alleging that she brought on injury to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Comfortable Birthday” gown.

In an interview with the In the present day Present on Tuesday, the movie star mogul spoke about why she’d accepted the provide to put on the robe and the extraordinary care it took to protect the garment.

Kardashian, 41, wore the gown — previously worn by Monroe whereas serenading President John F. Kennedy for his birthday in 1962 — to the MET Gala two months in the past.

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She advised In the present day that she and Ripley’s Imagine it or Not — who owns the long-lasting robe — “labored collectively so nicely.”

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“It was such a course of,” Kardashian advised In the present day. “There have been handlers in gloves that put it on me.”

“I confirmed as much as the purple carpet in a gown and slippers, and I put the gown on on the underside of the carpet, went up the steps. I in all probability had it on for 3 minutes, 4 minutes, after which I modified proper on the high of the steps,” she continued.

Kardashian stated she felt the long-lasting gown match the MET Gala’s theme of “Gilded Glamour” completely.

“I perceive how a lot this gown means to American historical past, and with the theme being American, I believed, ‘What’s extra American than Marilyn Monroe singing Comfortable Birthday to the president of america?’” she stated.

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Within the days following the MET Gala, a Monroe collector posted before-and-after pictures of the gown, claiming that the gown was left with stretched and buckling material, together with lacking crystals or ones “left hanging by a thread.”

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Final week, Ripley’s tried to set the report straight, issuing an announcement that they are saying “debunks” claims Kardashian broken the gown.

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“A report written on the gown’s situation in early 2017 states, ‘quite a few the seams are pulled and worn. This isn’t shocking given how delicate the fabric is. There’s puckering on the again by the hooks and eyes,’ amongst different cases of injury,” the museum wrote.

“Kim Kardashian sporting the … gown has been hotly contested, however the truth stays that she didn’t, in any means, injury the garment within the quick period of time it was worn on the Met Gala,” the assertion continued.

Earlier this month, Kardashian additionally got here beneath hearth when she spoke concerning the “way of life adjustments” she was required to make to suit the “Comfortable Birthday” gown.

Kardashian advised the In the present day Present that she misplaced 16 kilos to suit into the gown. She additionally wore a fur stole on the MET Gala purple carpet because the gown wouldn’t shut utterly within the again.

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To lose the burden, she claimed she lower out sugar, junk meals and fried meals. She advised In the present day that, as of final month, she continues these way of life adjustments even post-MET Gala. She stated she has misplaced 21 kilos in whole.

Kardashian claimed she considered the chance to put on the robe as a kind of performing function.

“I checked out it like a task, and I actually needed to put on this gown. It was actually necessary to me,” Kardashian advised the In the present day Present.

In an interview with The New York Occasions, she stated she felt the choice was akin to celebrities who fluctuate weight for sure film roles.

“To me it was like, OK, Christian Bale can do it for a film function and that’s acceptable,” she stated. “Even Renée Zellweger gained weight for a task. It’s all the identical to me.”

— with recordsdata from International Information’ Michelle Butterfield 

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