“Experiencing My Inner Marilyn”
Kim Kardashian wore green second Monroe dress
Double stitched is better than ever, and sometimes that’s literally true: Kim Kardashian wore a famous Marilyn Monroe dress to the Met Gala. She had a second one up her sleeve for the after party. On Instagram she reveals something about the background.
Kim Kardashian surprised with an extraordinary look at this year’s Met Gala last Monday. The 41-year-old stood on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress. As she now announced via Instagram, Kardashian borrowed a second dress from the late actress for the after-show party.
She had the great honor of wearing Marilyn Monroe’s Norman Norell dress, which the Hollywood icon wore to the 1962 Golden Globes. At that time, the actress received the Henrietta Award. “When I was looking for the handcrafted Jean Louis beaded dress I wore to the gala, I discovered that auction house Heritage Auctions owned Marilyn’s iconic green sequin dress,” the reality star explained on Instagram.
Kardashian posted several photos showing her in her second look of the night. She paired the figure-hugging open-back forest green sequin dress with emerald teardrop earrings. Kardashian complemented the ensemble by also carrying around Monroe’s Golden Globe trophy. This happened to be owned by her florist, as Kardashian explained in the comment.
“One of the greatest privileges of my life”
Kardashian added photos of Monroe in the dress to her Instagram post. But then she changed one thing: while the Hollywood icon wore the dress in a halter style, the TV star opted for a different variant and opted for a high-necked neckline. In an Instagram story, however, she published a photo showing her in the original design. “It will forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to experience my inner Marilyn in this way on such a special night,” the 41-year-old wrote on her post.
Kardashian revealed at the Met Gala that she didn’t initially fit into the sparkling beige dress. She then had to lose around seven kilograms. “I don’t think they believed I could do it, but I did it.” As a tribute to the diva, Kardashian dyed her hair platinum blonde for the gala. In her post, she did not reveal whether her starvation diet was also necessary for Marilyn’s green sequined dress.