July 3, 2022
The owner of Marilyn Monroe’s famous 1962 crystal dress said “very caring” [was] taken” to preserve it before Kim Kardashian Wearing a costume for the 2022 Met Gala. The world’s largest private collection of Monroe objects, however, means that it is not.

The Marilyn Monroe Collection posted photos of the loss in a series of Instagram posts on Monday, which they say were found after Kardashian wore the dress in May.

The collection claims that the dress is “missing crystals and some are hanging by thread” after its appearance.

The collection, on Instagram, tagged Ripley’s Believe It or Not, which bought the dress in 2016 for $4.8 million, and shared criticism of it.

“was it worth it?” The account asked in a post,

“Without question, the loss is significant,” The account said in another post,

collection, in a blog postReferred to visual artist Chadmichael Morissette as the person who told him about the alleged loss.

The post also mentions the incision and tear at the back of the gown.

HuffPost contacted Morissette and Ripley Entertainment for further comment.

Monroe wore the dress during President John F. Kennedy’s 45th birthday celebration, where he sang a sultry version of “Happy Birthday” to him at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The dress fit the actor tightly, with its nude-hued dress embellished with 2,500 rhinestones.

Kardashian, who changed into a replica of the dress after a red carpet cameo, told TV personality La La Anthony that she lost 16 pounds just to fit into the dress.

In May Ripley’s Believe It or Not said that “preserving the historic gown” was a priority and that no changes were made to the dress in preparation for the Met Gala.

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