Kim Kardashian did not destroy Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”Ripley’s Believe It or Not! said.
While Kardashian’s presence at the Met Gala this May caused a commotion, her choice to wear Monroe’s breathtaking gown caused a divide online.
As the debate heated up online, a Monroe historian turned to Instagram to voice his opinion. “significant” damage.
“Without question, the damage is significant,”Scott Fortner is a Monroe historian, who manages the Marilyn Monroe Collection. He wrote in One post. He pointed out that he had compared the images before and after. “missing crystals, and some left hanging by a thread”The after image.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Kardashian was given the gown by the museum. The gown was purchased at an auction in 2016 for $4.8million. It is now worth $10 million according to Ripley.
Ripley made the statement on Thursday that Kardashian is not being credited in a statement “did not, in any way, damage the garment in the short amount of time it was worn at the Met Gala.”
Ripley reportedThe condition of the dress in 2017. “a number of the seams are pulled and worn. This is not surprising given how delicate the material is. There is puckering at the back by the hooks and eyes.”
“From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in,” said Ripley’s VP of Publishing and Licensing, Amanda Joiner in a statement posted online.
Kardashian wore the dress to photograph at the Met Gala and then changed into a replica for all the events.
The wedding gown is now available ExhibitThe Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Hollywood through the autumn.
Fortner did not respond immediately to inquiries regarding the original story.