KARDASHIAN fans are divided over photos of Marilyn Monroe’s famous nude dress after Kim wore it to the Met Gala.
Kim Kardashian shocked fans when she wore Marilyn Monroe’s famous 1962 nude dress to the Met GalaGettyInstagram/@1morrisetteHowever, new photos clearly show the gown was damaged[/caption]
Before and after photos of the late actress’ dress have made their way to Twitter.
The first snap, before it was worn by the reality star, shows the gown in perfect condition without any damages on it.
“Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress has reportedly been damaged after being worn by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala,” a tweet by Pop Crave reads.
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“The dress now shows signs of tearing, and several crystals are either missing or hanging off of it.”
Fans rushed to the comments section to react, but not everyone is on the same side.
One person wrote: “Kim should’ve never worn that dress to begin with. I mean yes it’s nice to pay homage to Marilyn but she could’ve had a new dress made and replicated.
“This was a timeless and iconic artifact that’s been ruined.”
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Another added: “It’s a piece of history… if she wanted to have photos on a historic and holy place like the Parthenon, we should let her because she is rich? No!”
“Some things shouldn’t be touched!” they concluded.
While others were on team Kim as one chimed in: “It’s a dress, you guys. Get over it.”
“Everyone pretending like they are mad but they didn’t know the dress existed until recently,” one responded.
Another reasoned: “I mean that’s why she shouldn’t have worn it. And it’s not Kim’s fault because they should have never offered her to wear it in the first place.”
Recently, one fan wondered if the dress being worn by Kim has impacted its value.
“Does the dress now decrease its (symbolic, economic) value?” they wrote alongside a post of Kim wearing the it.
“Because Marilyn not being the last person who’s worn it… Just curious…”
One person responded: “It probably depends on who the buyer is (if it is auctioned again).
“But for the general public? Yeah, honestly I’d say it kind of loses a bit of its magic and specialness.”
The dress was designed by Jean Louis and originally cost $12,000 before Ripley’s Believe It Or Not purchased it from Julien’s Auction in November 2016, paying $4.81 million for it.
Ripley’s pulled out the dress just 10 days before it made its Met Gala debut, and a room full of people used their strength to get Kim into the gown.
According to previous sources, the mom of four ended up wearing the original dress on the Met Gala red carpet but quickly changed into a replica afterward for comfort purposes.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum also revealed the lengths she went to in order to fit into the dress.
She told Vogue at the event: “… I tried it on and it didn’t fit me. I said, ‘Give me three weeks.’
“I had to lose 16 pounds down today.”
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The TV personality added: “It was such a challenge. It was like a [movie] role. I was determined to fit [into] it. I haven’t had carbs or sugar in about three weeks.
“We’re having a pizza and doughnut party back at the hotel [after the Met Gala].
GettyThe reality star attended the fashion event alongside boyfriend Pete Davidson[/caption]
Ripley Entertainment IncJust days before the Met Gala a room full of people used their strength to get Kim into the iconic gown[/caption]
Kim- here with her famous family- has been accused of damaging the dress and impacting its valueGetty Images – Getty