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Ripley’s Museum reacts to claim Kim Kardashian damaged Marilyn Monroe dress

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Ripley’s Museum has spoken out following accusations that Kim Kardashian broken the Marilyn Monroe gown they loaned her.

 

Kim donned Marilyn Monroe’s iconic gown to the 2022 Met Gala, an act that generated blended reactions.

 

Not too long ago, Marilyn Monroe historian and collector Scott Fortner launched two side-by-side pictures of the gown stated to be earlier than the Met Gala and after Kim wore it to the Met Gala. Fortner then claimed Kim had broken the gown.

 

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Nonetheless, a rep for Ripley’s Imagine It or Not! – who purchased the gown for $4.8 million in 2016 – has come to Kim’s protection.

 

The rep instructed TMZ: “A report written on the gown’s situation in early 2017 states, ‘various the seams are pulled and worn. This isn’t shocking given how delicate the fabric is. There’s puckering on the again by the hooks and eyes,’ amongst different situations of injury.”

 

The rep stated the photograph was taken earlier than Ripley’s even acquired the piece.

 

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The rep provides that because the buy of the gown, Ripley’s has displayed it all over the world – a course of that has additionally put the piece in danger for potential harm.

 

Amanda Joiner, Ripley’s VP of Publishing and Licensing – who was with Kim and the gown your entire day of The Met – says, “From the underside of the Met steps, the place Kim acquired into the gown, to the highest the place it was returned, the gown was in the identical situation it began in.”

 

The gown is the very same one Marilyn famously wore approach again in 1962 for President John F. Kennedy’s birthday when she sang for the President.

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