Kim Kardashian Shock: Ripley’s Breaks Silence Over ‘Damaged’ Marilyn Monroe Dress Accusations
Kim Kardashian did not cause any damage to the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress after wearing it to the Met Gala.
Page Six reported that the confirmation came from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. It follows the accusations thrown over the reality star, alleging she caused “permanent damage” to the piece.
On Thursday, Ripley’s issued a statement addressing the controversy. The reputed publication quoted the institution’s Vice President of Publishing and Licensing, Amanda Joiner, saying:
“From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in.”
It was also revealed that Joiner remained with the dress on the day of the Met Gala and during transport from Florida to New York.
Ripley’s reiterated that Kim Kardashian “did not, in any way, damage the garment in the short amount of time it was worn at the Met Gala.”
The statement also clarified that the SKIMS founder did not pay Ripley’s to be able to wear Marilyn Monroe’s famed “Happy Birthday” gown. Although, it noted that she made a charitable donation to two charities on behalf of the company.
Before ending the published statement, it said that Ripley’s will continue to exhibit the dress “in as-is condition” at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood through Fall 2022.
The official message concluded with a photo of the reality star and the dress. Reports said that it was taken when she visited the piece once more after returning it.
The accusations involving Kim Kardashian first emerged earlier this week. It came after photos of the Marilyn Monroe dress, showing the conditions allegedly before and after the celebrity wore it to the Met Gala went viral on media platforms.
E! News said visual artist and costume exhibit curator ChadMichael Morrisette took the pictures and sent them to a collector, who posted them on Instagram.
Based on the image, allegedly showing the post-Met Gala condition of the dress, it has some “signs of damage.” These reportedly include “puckering and pulled seams,” as well as missing gems and stretched fabric.
Kim Kardashian has yet to make any official statement regarding the matter. But, a source stated that the accusations are “completely false,” according to Geo News.
The unnamed insider, who was said to be “close” to the KKW Beauty founder, also reportedly noted that the apparent assertions about the reality star and the dress are “not accurate.”