Ripley’s Imagine It Or Not!, the corporate which owns Monroe’s costume and lent it to Kardashian for the Might occasion, mentioned in an announcement Thursday that regardless of claims in any other case, Kardashian “didn’t, in any manner, harm the garment within the brief period of time it was worn on the Met Gala.”
Amanda Joiner, Ripley’s VP of publishing and licensing, accompanied the costume because it was transported from Florida to New York and likewise whereas Kardashian was carrying it. She said the robe remained the identical “from the underside of the Met steps, the place Kim bought into the costume, to the highest the place it was returned.”
Ripley’s said the costume was barely broken on the time the corporate acquired it by way of public sale in 2016, with “quite a lot of the seams pulled and worn” and “puckering on the again by the hooks and eyes.”
Monroe made the costume well-known when she dressed within the robe to sing “Completely satisfied Birthday” to President Kennedy in 1962. Kardashian solely wore the costume for purple carpet pictures earlier than she became a duplicate she had made for the for the remainder of the occasion.
The robe is now on exhibit at Ripley’s Imagine It or Not! Hollywood by way of the autumn.