Make it work!
When Kim Kardashian stepped out in Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress at the Met Gala this past Monday, onlookers were stunned. The $5 million dress is so special and delicate that it’s kept in a temperature-controlled case at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Florida. Now, Kardashian is sharing behind-the-scenes footage of how her team helped her (almost) fit into the dress.
In a video from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Kardashian is seen panicking as the team struggles to get the dress over her butt. When they are unable to zip the dress fully, the team decides to tie the back of the dress and give Kardashian a fur shawl to cover her derriere.
“Oh my god! Yeah, can we use that tie and tie it, and keep it open?’ Kim asks when she sees that the dress just about fits, in a video obtained by TMZ. “The tie comes with it right? What if we did that and then put a fur over it.”
Marilyn Monroe’s beaded gown was designed by Jean Louis and holds the record for the most expensive dress sold at auction. Monroe famously wore it to serenade President John F. Kennedy on his birthday.
According to myth, Monroe had to be sewn into the skin-tight garment. Kardashian also revealed that she had to lose 16lbs in just three weeks in order to fit into the dress.
She told Vogue that she went on an incredibly limiting diet: “I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein,” she said. “I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.”