It takes effort! Kim Kardashian’s 2022 Met Gala dress didn’t quite fit — so she lost the weight to make sure it did!
Skims founder, 41 years old, channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe on Monday, May 2, when she donned the late starlet’s vintage white gown by designer Bob MackieOn the Met Gala red carpet
The Some People Like It Hot actress famously first wore the dress while singing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy1962 The KardashiansTo further imitate the American icon, star wore a bleach-blonde haircut while he was boyfriend Pete DavidsonShe was with her in Dior.
The KKW Beauty founder revealed she ran into trouble when she came into possession of the dress and realized it wasn’t exactly her size.
“It didn’t fit! So I looked at them and I said: ‘Give me, like, three weeks,’” Kardashian recalled, before claiming that she lost 16 pounds to fit into the dress. “It was such a challenge, it was like a role. I was determined, I was determined to fit in it.”
The infamous dress will be displayed at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Hollywood on Memorial Day Weekend for a limited time, where visitors will be able to get a closer look at the legendary garment and a behind-the-scenes peek at Kim’s Gilded Age-inspired Met Gala look.
Momager Kris Jenner followed her daughter’s lead and channeled her own idol, Jackie KennedyIn the Oscar de la RentaPair it with a gown Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
“I’m just kind of channeling a little Jackie Kennedy tonight,” the business titan said while explaining her look. “I wanted to do something glamorous and chic — and easy.”
This isn’t the first time Kim has lost a significant amount of weight to fit into an ensemble. In order to fit into her Versace dress, Kim lost seven pounds in two weeks for reality TV.
“I was actually really nervous about wearing the dress because I did a cleanse a couple of weeks before and lost 6 or 7 pounds,” she said on her website at the time. “At the final fitting, I was worried it wouldn’t fit. It fit like a glove when I tried it on. It was perfection!”
The form-fitting gown was made of gold and embellished with crosses to match the theme of Heavenly Bodies Fashion and the Catholic Imagine. The California native wore her hair down and had dark eyes.