Stars celebrate fashion at the Met Gala
Kim Kardashian fascinates in the dress of Marilyn Monroe
Kim Kardashian made the Met Gala red carpet the highlight of the year in a Marilyn Monroe Original outfit. The 41-year-old also dyed her hair platinum blonde, inspired by the style icon. She vetoes her new boyfriend’s outfit.
The shimmering beige dress looks almost simple compared to the many other extravagant dresses and costumes – but Kim Kardashian provided the highlight of this year’s Met Gala with the quirky Marilyn Monroe outfit. In the dress Monroe once wore to a birthday song for then-President John F. Kennedy in 1962, the reality TV star walked the red carpet at the star-studded event at New York’s Metropolitan Museum.
When she tried on the dress, it didn’t fit her at first, Kardashian said on the sidelines of the event. She then had to lose about seven kilos. “I don’t think they believed I could do it, but I did.”
Kardashian wore a white jacket over the beige sparkly dress, and she also dyed her hair platinum blonde — also based on Monroe. The original dress has been auctioned several times and is now owned by a chain of curiosities museums, reported fashion magazine “Vogue”, whose editor co-hosts the Met Gala. Kardashian only wore it for the red carpet walk and then changed her clothes to avoid damaging the dress.
Alongside Kardashian, her new boyfriend, comedian Pete Davidson, showed up in a black suit. “She didn’t let me put my hat on with the propeller on it, but that’s okay,” Davidson joked. Kardashian said she’s looking forward to the post-Met Ball party. “I haven’t had any carbs or sugar in three weeks – when we get back to the hotel there’s a pizza and donut night.”
Often dubbed the “Party of the Year,” the Met Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. The annual budget of the institute, which now bears the name of Vogue boss Anna Wintour, is estimated at several million dollars thanks to the “Costume Institute Benefit”. Due to the corona pandemic, the gala, which traditionally takes place on the first Monday in May, had to be canceled twice in a row and was finally caught up in September 2021 – for the opening of the fashion exhibition “In America : A lexicon of fashion”. With Monday’s gala, the second part of the exhibition was opened – “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”.