Kim Kardashian @ Christian Audigier Fall/Winter, 2007 Ready-to-Wear
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let’s hear the kim k rant please
Alright here we go. A lot of people have talked about this but I'm throwing my two cents in. Very disorganized thoughts below:
THAT IS LITERALLY AN EXTREMLY FRAGILE AND CULTURALLY IMPORTANT DRESS YOU DON'T JUST GET TO BORROW IT
I hope to God someone buys it from the Ripley "museum" and gives it the care and conservation it deserves. Why the fuck doesn't the Smithsonian have it????
Kim K doesn't have an iota of the charm and charisma Marilyn Monroe had. There's no way she could have done it justice, no matter how hard she tried.
She doesn't fit the dress????????? Their body types are way too different and it doesn't even look good on Kim K. Marilyn's curves were real and Kim's are fake. We all know this. It doesn't flatter Kim.
Also, all this talk around Kim's diet is toxic as hell. Let people have their natural bodies PLEASE.
HOW DOES IT EVEN RELATE TO THE THEME????
Honestly, the way Marilyn Monroe has evolved into some massive sex symbol and nothing more irritates me to no end. In my opinion, she's an extremely tragic figure who had a very rough life and doesn't get enough credit for the fact she was a very talented comedic actress. She always gets brought down to being a sexy dumb blonde when she was far more than that. Please let her have some peace and respect in the afterlife.
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At Monday night’s Gilded Glamour-themed Met Gala, Kim Kardashian (and paramour Pete Davidson) swooped onto the red carpet to deliver the most talked-about look of the night. Kardashian arrived in Marilyn Monroe’s original, infamous “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress, the skintight and nearly transparent gown she wore to serenade John F. Kennedy, her rumored lover, in 1962.
In an interview with Vogue, Kardashian explained she’d borrowed the dress from Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Orlando, which itself had acquired the creation from Julien’s Auctions in 2016 for $4.8 million; the dress—originally sketched by Bob Mackie, then designed by Jean-Louis—is the most expensive ever sold at auction. In a press release, Ripley’s described the dress as “very heavy:” over 6,000 crystals adorn it, causing the garment to weigh in at around six pounds.
In the aftermath of the Gala, ire has started to brew forth amongst the fashion archivist community: several conservators of fragile garments, including the former Head Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, have expressed outrage that Kardashian went so far as to pull the original gown out of storage and wear it, thereby potentially damaging the garment.
“When I was the head of the Costume Institute’s conservation lab I had to swat off requests by people (including Anna Wintour) to have irreplaceable objects in the collection be worn by models and celebrities,” conservator Sarah Scaturro wrote in an Instagram caption.
A representative for the Met said the museum had no comment. The Daily Beast reached out to Scaturro, Condé Nast and Wintour for comment.
Scaturro’s criticism has been re-posted by Marjolein Koek, the conservator of textiles at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and Madelief Hohé, a fashion curator at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands. (The Daily Beast reached out to Koek and Hohé for comment.)
“In my opinion, [Kim wearing the dress] was not a good idea," fashion historian Keren Ben-Horin told The Daily Beast. “It raises a lot of questions about ethics. Sarah raises very important points that this is one of a kind, historical garment that should not leave the museum. For conservators, there are a lot of things they consider even before they even take any action to restore the dress. Sometimes they might even leave sweat stains in, because it's part of the integrity of the dress.”
Jesus fucking christ, I thought she was wearing a replica, not the actual fucking dress.
not only was kim wearing Marilyn's dress disrespectful as hell but for her to be gifted strands of Marilyn's hair as if she wasn't a living breathing human is disgusting. why can't people just let her rest? how hard is it to just let her rest????
and if you say "it's just a dress" i will braid your veins. shut up.
I don’t know about y’all but I hate Hate HATE the fact that Kim kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s dress to the met gala.
Not only did it look cheap and not at all as iconic as it did when Marilyn wore it, but it’s almost EXACTLY what we’ve seen from her countless times before. It’s Tired. It’s Played Out. It’s unimaginative and it’s rude.
That dress shouldn’t have been worn by ANYONE ELSE other than miss Marilyn herself and I stand by that.
She took an iconic dress and made it look ugly and that’s a crime. Sorry bout it