KIM Kardashian received mixed reviews when she wore an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress to the Met Gala.
But perhaps her loudest critic is the actual designer of the dress itself, who slammed the stunt.
APMarilyn Monroe wore the iconic gown while singing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962[/caption]
GettyNearly 60 years later, Kim Kardashian would wear the same dress to the Met Gala[/caption]
Fashion designer Bob Mackie drew the sketch for the original gown in his early career working as an assistant to Jean Louis.
He shared his displeasure with Entertainment Weekly, in advance of a new Turner Classic Movies limited series about Hollywood fashion called Follow the Thread.
“I thought it was a big mistake,” Mackie confessed. “[Marilyn] was a goddess. A crazy goddess, but a goddess.
“She was just fabulous. Nobody photographs like that. And it was done for her. It was designed for her.
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“Nobody else should be seen in that dress.”
The 82-year-old was just 23 when he drew the sketch for the gown, not knowing what a piece of history he was creating.
Bob went on to share historians’ concerns that wearing the gown could damage its condition and preservation.
He may be on to something, too, after a video showed Kim struggling to fit in the dress.
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The Kardashians star previously claimed that she lost 16 pounds to fit into the look.
But apparently, it wasn’t enough, as a new video shared by TMZ showed Kim Kardashian’s butt popping out of a massive hole in the back.
In the clip, the reality star was joined by her boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28, as they visited Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in Orlando, Florida.
A room full of people used their strength to get the TV personality into the dress, but it was unable to fit over her iconic tush.
In a shocking moment, the crew was forced to leave the back of the gown open to avoid ripping, exposing Kim’s underwear.
As a result, the SKIMS founder covered the gaping hole with a vintage white coat.
According to sources, the Hulu star ended up wearing the original dress on the red carpet but quickly changed into a replica afterward for comfort purposes.
Fans were not pleased after the new videos emerged, as they took to Reddit to claim that Kim “destroyed” the timeless outfit.
“This is so infuriating! It’s so delicate that gloves must be worn while handling it but Kim is allowed to destroy it like this? Ok,” one ranted.
“I don’t understand her logic at all. She can’t fit into the dress. She couldn’t even zip it up or get anywhere near zipping it up. She struggled to go up the damned stairs in it, but I guess she is so far up her own a** that she felt she NEEDED to actually wear the dress and have pictures taken in it,” a second complained.
“It was a stupid, stupid choice. All of it, and shame of vogue for having it in their magazine. I’m just stunned so many put her on their best-dressed list. Anyone that does losses any credibility in my eyes.”
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There is further concern that allowing Kim to wear the dress actually DEVALUED it.
Ripley’s purchased the nude-colored garment from Julien’s Auctions back in 2016 for $4.81 million.
Fans argued that letting someone else wear it takes away from its uniqueness.
As one person said: “She definitely cheapens it. This move has me heated, sorry.
“On Marylin it was breathtaking, on this one it’s just another tight dress.”
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Another added: “… It probably depends on who the buyer is (if it is auctioned again).
“But for the general public? Yeah, honestly I’d say it kind of loses a bit of its magic and specialness.”
Ripley Entertainment IncKim caused controversy when she apparently popped out of the back of the dress[/caption]
AlamyKim has been accused of devaluing the price of the dress[/caption]
AFPRipley’s purchased the iconic dress at auction in for $4.81 million.[/caption]
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