Kardashian fans think Kim wearing Marilyn Monroe's dress at Met Gala 'caused DRASTIC change in dollar value' of $5M gown
KARDASHIAN fans are in shock as they believe Kim has changed the dollar value of Marilyn Monroe's $5M dress by wearing the gown at the Met Gala.
The 41-year-old attended the famous fashion event with her boyfriend Pete Davidson but has received plenty of flack.
It all kicked off when a Kardashian fan account shared a photo of Kim from the Met Gala on Instagram.
In the snap, the reality star is posing on the red carpet as she has her hand on her hip and flaunts her curves.
However, one fan took to the comment section and asked: "Does the dress now decrease its (symbolic, economic) value?
"Because Marilyn not being the last person who’s worn it… Just curious…"
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The question led to a mixed bag of responses as one person said: "She definitely cheapens it. This move has me heated, sorry.
"On Marylin it was breathtaking, on this one it's just another tight dress."
Another added: "… 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."
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While a third chimed responded: "Yes, 100% it does."
Others thought it was a positive move for the dress as one wrote: "I think it absolutely increases its value. It has been brought back to relevance and public knowledge — so many people weren’t aware of the dress before and know it has become famous, again…"
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum, 41, has been feeling the heat since wearing the famous dress as she was even accused of damaging the gown.
TMZ previously showed Kim's butt popping out of a huge hole in the back as she and boyfriend Pete, 28, visited Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Orlando, Florida, to see the dress.
The museum 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 the TV personality into the dress.
But the dress, which was originally worn by Marilyn when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President to John F. Kennedy in 1962, was unable to fit over her rear end.
In a head-turning moment, the crew was forced to leave the back of the gown open to avoid ripping, exposing Kim's underwear.
As a result, the SKIMS founder covered the gaping hole with a vintage white coat.
According to sources, the Hulu star ended up wearing the original dress on the red carpet but quickly changed into a replica afterward for comfort purposes.
"This is so infuriating! It’s so delicate that gloves must be worn while handling it but Kim is allowed to destroy it like this?" one ranted after viewing the clip.
Another asked: "What's the point of wearing it when it gets stretched and destroyed like this?"
The star recently revealed the lengths she went to in order to fit into the dress.
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She told Vogue on the red carpet 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."
The mom of four 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 pizza and doughnut party back at the hotel [after the Met Gala]."
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The dress was designed by Jean Louis and originally cost $12,000 Ripley's purchased it from Julien's Auction in November 2016, paying a $4.81 million for it.
Kim wasn't the only member from the famous family to attended the event as her sisters Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, and Kendall, as well as their mom, Kris Jenner, all were on hand, too.
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