To say Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala dress was tight is an understatement as she struggled to walk up the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Steps. She attended the Met Gala with her new beau Pete Davidson.
The reality tv star and SKIMS founder had worn Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress which the sex symbol had donned for John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday in 1962. The dress gained both fame and notoriety as Monroe crooned the Happy Birthday Mr President song while wearing it.
Kardashian, 41 however struggled with the dress as it was not only tight but also too long for her 5 feet 2 frame as she donned three inch heels to match Monroe’s 5 feet 5 inch frame. Admittedly she did look good in the shapely body hugging dress but fans couldn’t help laughing as she struggled to climb the steps as it was simply too tight.
“I am so honored to be wearing the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy. It is a stunning skintight gown adorned with more than 6,000 hand-sewn crystals by costumier Jean Louis,” said Kim in her Instagram post.
She wrapped her arm around Davidson who looked equally good in a black suit and matching sunglasses as she posed for the cameras.
Squeezing her famous curves into the dress was no mean feat as the celebrity revealed that she had to lose 16lbs in under three weeks to get into the dress.
Monroe’s gorgeous beaded gown was designed by Jean Louis and had been on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida after it had been purchased from Julien’s Auction for $4.81 million.
“This is Marilyn Monroe’s dress. It’s 60 years old. I had this idea to put it on and try it on. They came with armed guards and gloves. I tried it on and it didn’t fit me. I had to lose 16lbs.
“I was determined to fit into it. I did it. I dyed my hair blonde. I haven’t eaten carbs and sugar in three weeks.”
Apparently Kardashian only wore the dress for a few minutes, changing into a replica once she had walked the red carpet to ensure that it wasn’t damaged at the event.
Monroe who died in 1962 was said to have paid $1,440 for the custom-made piece and it currently holds the record for being the most expensive dress to be sold at an auction.