Kim Kardashian Wears Marilyn Monroe’s Dress for The Met Gala

By Jenna Lewis, Staff Writer

Kim Kardashian has always been one of the topmost anticipated Met Gala arrivals. Every year she comes dressed to impress. One of her top looks was in 2015, wearing a custom Feathered Roberto Cavalli dress.

This year, Kardashian pulled off a historic outfit. She came out with Marilyn Monroes dress that was worn in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy. Senior Gianna Betts says, “She looked awesome. I LOVED the dress and especially on her.”

The dress was obtained by Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Orlando, Florida, and holds the record for being the most expensive dress sold at auction. Kardashian originally tried on a replica of the dress, which fit like a glove. But soon after it was shipped to Los Angeles, it did not fit so well anymore. there were only two options for Kim, lose the weight or find a new outfit.

Worth millions of dollars, this long, champagne-colored dress was detailed with 6000 hand-sewed crystals. It featured a nice, open back, and a U-line neck. It truly was a fashion masterpiece. To pay tribute to Ms. Monroe, Kardashian died her hair blonde, which she said took 14 hours to do. And although many people find it absurd… Kardashian lost 16 pounds just to fit into it. She knew wearing this dress was her only option considering its beauty.

A diet like this is definitely absurd… especially when Kardashian claims it was her “only option.” To lose this much weight in such a short amount of time is not healthy and especially for someone like Kim Kardashian. She has such a huge following and putting out a diet like this to millions of people, of all ages, was not a smart move.

Kardashian’s diet included clean vegetables, no sugar or carbs, lots of protein, and wearing a sauna suit twice a day while on the treadmill.

Senior Carly Collins said, “Good for her for being dedicated to trying to lose weight, but in today’s generation I could see where Kim doing this in just 14 days could be up for debate.”