Still at a high! Kim Kardashian continued her fashionable tribute to Marilyn Monroe after wearing one of the late icon’s dresses to the 2022 Met Gala.
“To top off my night after The Met, I had the honor of changing into Marilyn Monroe’s Norman Norell dress that she wore to the Golden Globes in 1962 —where she received the Henrietta Award For World Film Favorite,” the reality star, 41, captioned an Instagram slideshow on Friday, May 6. “In my quest to find the Jean Louis hand beaded dress that I wore to the gala, I discovered @Juliens_Auctions owned Marilyn’s iconic green sequined gown.”
The photo carousel began by a picture of Kardashian in a hotel room wearing a green sequined gown. She was holding a Golden Globe trophy. “Further into my research I found out that the owner of the Golden Globe that she received that evening was non other [sic] than my florist @jeffleatham,” she wrote. “I saw this all as a sign the way that all of the stars aligned.”
The Skims CEO also shared black and white throwbacks of Monroe as she accepted her award from the Golden Globes stage. “It will forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn in this way, on such a special night,” Kardashian continued. “Thank you Julien’s Auction and Jeff for helping to make this memory possible.”
A few days earlier, the Californian native went to the Met Gala along with his boyfriend. Pete Davidson. The comedian, who is 28 years old, wore a traditional black suit. Keeping up with the Kardashians alum wore the champagne-colored dress that Monroe had on while she serenaded President John F. Kennedy with “Happy Birthday” in 1962.
“I had this idea to put it on and try it on. They came with armed guards and gloves,” the beauty mogul told Vogue on the red carpet in New York City, noting that the Jean Louis outfit was on loan from Ripley’s Believe It or Not. “I tried it on and it didn’t fit me, and I looked at them and I said, ‘Give me, like, three weeks.’”
Kardashian revealed that Kardashian lost 16 pounds to make the fashion moment possible, and her comments quickly provoked backlash. Though some fans believed the declaration promoted unhealthy body image, the Hulu star’s trainer shut down the criticism.
“[Kim] works, like, really hard, so I was there through the process,” Don-A-MatrixAfter the gala, she spoke to TMZ. “So, it wasn’t, like, a starving herself type of thing. I mean, she’s been on a balanced diet. At times, she wouldn’t eat as much, but the second thing is she really put the work in. … It’s possible to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way.”
The Selfish author seemed to hint at the negative response to her major slimdown in a cryptic Instagram Story that read, “Be teachable. Be open. You’re not always right.”