KIM Kardashian says she spent nearly an entire day preparing to emulate Marilyn Monroe at the annual Met Gala.
Youtube/ Kylie JennerKim wore multiple layers of foil as she lightened her hair blonde for the Met Gala[/caption]
GettyKim did it to honor Marilyn Monroe, and her famous Happy Birthday dress[/caption]
As cameras followed younger sister Kylie Jenner getting ready for the gala, Kim, 41, made a quick cameo to say hi.
The SKIMS founder shocked when she entered, wearing a white bath robe and multiple layers of tin foil in her hair, as she pushed to lighten it all up.
“I cannot believe you are really dyeing your hair,” a shocked Kylie announced. “You’re so bold for that.”
Kim replied: “I’ve been doing this for 10 hours already” Kim replied, turning her attention to Kylie’s daughter, Stormi, nearby: “My hair’s gonna be blond, like Elsa.”
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Kim underwent a total makeover to chanel Marilyn, as she wore the famous dress the legend doned to sing Happy Birthday to then President Kennedy.
According to the Ripley’s franchise, which paid nearly $5 million for the dress at an auction in 2016, Kim made fashion history by becoming the only person besides Marilyn to ever it.
“The multi-million-dollar dress has rarely been separated from its original dress form, let alone worn by anyone other than Monroe,” the company said in a statement. “Great care was taken to preserve this piece of pop culture history.
The SKIMS founder revealed she went to great lengths to ensure she fit into the dress ahead of Monday’s event.
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Speaking with Vogue on the red carpet at the Met Gala, Kim revealed the many hoops she had to jump through to fit into the gown.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum, and Pete, 28, took a quick trip to Orlando, Florida, recently where the dress was being held at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Kim shared: “I had this idea to try it on and then they came with armed guards and gloves.”
At first, the dress didn’t fit the mom of four’s signature curves, but that didn’t stop her from wearing it to the Met Gala.
She told the magazine: “I tried it on and it didn’t fit me. I said, ‘Give me three weeks.’
“I had to lose 16 pounds down today.”
Kim went on: “It was such a challenge. It was like a [movie] role. I was determined to fit [into] it. I haven’t had carbs or sugar in about three weeks.
But all of her sacrificing did little to appease fans, who couldn’t get over what they said was a shocking and distasteful mockery.
“Disrespectful!! No one should wear this fragile dress again! You belong in jail for allowing this sacrilege!!” one angry fan shared.
Another commented: “That dress should never have been worn by anyone but Marilyn.”
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One fan felt the original star was being robbed: “So sad to think that Marilyn wore this dress months before she died and here you are renting it out like a prom dress.
“This dress used to be known as the Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday dress, now it will be forever known as The Marilyn Monroe dress that Kim Kardashian wore to the met gala.”
Youtube/ Kylie JennerKim said it took longer than 10 hours to lighten her hair for the Gala[/caption]
The reality star was accompanied b Pete Davidson down the red carpet at the GalaGetty
Instagram/@ripleysbelieveitornotThe Ripley’s company gifted Kim a lockett of Marilyn’s hair[/caption]