Kim Kardashian has responded to allegations that she broken Marilyn Monroe’s iconic costume.
The mother-of-four wore the costume to the Met Gala 2022 after shedding 20 kilos to suit into it.
Late Hollywood legend Marilyn wore the costume in 1964 to sing Completely happy Birthday to then-president John F Kennedy.
After the Met Gala, Kim was accused of returning the costume to Ripley’s Imagine It Or Not! museum with the costume trying distressed.
Kim appeared on the Right this moment present to talk about the allegations for the primary time.
Host Hoda Kotb requested the truth star: “We maintain seeing stuff like, ‘The costume is ruined’… All of that isn’t true?”
Kim replied: “No. Ripley’s [and I] labored collectively so nicely; there have been handlers in gloves that put it on me.
“It was such a course of… I confirmed as much as the pink carpet in a gown and slippers, and I put the costume on on the underside of the carpet, went up the steps … I most likely had it on for 3 minutes, 4 minutes.”
Kim added: “I respect [Monroe]. I perceive how a lot this costume means to American historical past.
“And with the theme [of the Met Gala] being American, I believed, ‘What’s extra American than Marilyn Monroe singing pleased to the President of the USA?'”
Of their defence of the star, a spokesperson for Ripley’s mentioned final week: “From the underside of the Met steps, the place Kim bought into the costume, to the highest the place it was returned, the costume was in the identical situation it began in.”
Kim additionally talked about her controversial weight reduction for the occasion, saying: “I checked out it like a job. And I actually wished to put on this costume. It was actually necessary to me.
“It truly taught me quite a bit about my life-style and my well being. I’m down 21 kilos now.”
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