Kim Kardashian in Marilyn Monroe’s Dress at Met Gala: She Lost 16 Pounds in 3 Weeks

Kim Kardashian is sure about her Met Gala ensembles this year. Following rumors that she would be unable to fit into the small gown worn by Marilyn Monroe to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962, the reality star shined in the same bedazzled dress worn by Monroe.


Kim Kardashian in Marilyn Monroe’s Dress at Met Gala

It didn’t fit at all! ‘Give me about three weeks, I remarked to them after looking at them. The reality star remembered the incident before stating that she had shed 16 pounds to fit into the garment. I was determined to make this work,” Kim said. “It was a tremendous task.”

During Memorial Day weekend, people will have the opportunity to see Kim’s infamous gown and a behind-the-scenes look at her Met Gala outfit, which takes inspiration from the Gilded Age, at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood.

In an Oscar de la Renta gown combined with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Kris Jenner mirrored her hero, Jackie Kennedy, when she attended her daughter’s wedding in Los Angeles.

“I’m just sort of channeling a little Jackie Kennedy today,” the business mogul said of her appearance. “I wanted to design something elegant and sophisticated — but still simple,” says the author.


Though, for Kim, this isn’t the first time. She’s lost considerable weight to get into a dress. Before the Met Gala, the reality TV actress had shed 16 pounds in only three weeks to fit into her Versace gown for the event.

Kim Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe
Image: Kim Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe(Instagram/kimkardashian)

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Kim Kardashian in Met Gala 2022

With her blonde hair pulled back into a tight bun, Kardashian took cautious steps in the close-fitting dress while her boyfriend, comedian Pete Davidson (pictured), clutched her hand on the red carpet. Also, Davidson opted for a black suit and a pair of sunglasses.

However, the actress of the reality television show “The Kardashians” said she shed 16 pounds in three weeks to wear the legendary outfit Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962.

“It was a tremendous struggle,” Kardashian said. “It was almost like playing a part. I was determined to be able to blend in.”

The Met Gala is known for its extravagant gowns and accessories. Returned to its regular schedule of the first Monday in May 2019. Barely eight months after the event was postponed due to the pandemic in September 2021.


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The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been termed “the Academy Awards of the East Coast. Certainly, The A-list attendees were to dress in “gilded splendor” for this event. Also, Blake Lively and her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, sat at the co-chairs’ dinner in a Versace gown with traces of NYC’s Grand Central Terminal, Statue of Liberty, and Empire State Building.

The gown’s lengthy train was adjusted, and a giant bow was removed. Also revealing a turquoise and copper color scheme. Though lively said that the change was an allusion to the greenish patina that bronze structures get over time.

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