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Kim Kardashian accused of doing ‘permanent damage’ to Marilyn Monroe’s dress

By Catherine Shoard

14 Jun 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Archival fashion is a mainstay of the red carpet; Kim Kardashian's Met Gala ensemble was striking but nothing new. Surely blame lies with the conservators responsible for the garment?

The celebrity faces backlash after attending the Met Gala last month sporting the gown in which Monroe serenaded President Kennedy

A Marilyn Monroe collector has claimed that “permanent damage” has been inflicted by Kim Kardashian on the iconic dress Monroe wore to serenade John F Kennedy on his 45th birthday, shortly before the actor’s death.

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