Kim Kardashian is ‘fuming’ after Ripley’s pulls the plug on Marilyn Monroe’s dress

In this week’s episode of Hulu’s The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian claimed she is a ‘shape shifter’ who can’squeeze into anything’ as she attempted to obtain Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress for the Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian described herself as a “shape shifter” who can “squeeze into anything”

The 41-year-old reality star was given a replica of the dress to try on before attempting to put on the original, which was bought by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for a whopping $4.8 million in 2016, a record price for a dress.

While Kim could fit into the replica, she was enraged when she couldn’t fit into the original, prompting her to embark on a diet to lose at least 10 pounds before the Met Gala.

Kim first mentions wearing Marilyn’s gown when she meets with fashion editor/stylist Carlos Nazario, whom she claims she met on her Vogue cover shoot.

“So I always love seeing what’s out there and building connections and relationships, so we’re doing a little style-up,” Kim confesses.

She tells Carlos that she wasn’t planning on attending the annual Met Gala this year “because it was like, how do you top last year with Balenciaga? It was such a moment.”

Kim jokes that she never imagined herself missing a Met Gala when she wasn’t welcomed.

“It’s scary and exciting to do this all by myself. This is a big deal for me,” Kim admits, referring to the fact that this will be her first Met Gala without ex-husband Kanye West styling her.

‘This is like a big deal for me. The Met is so important to me. Honestly, I wasn’t even invited until I went with Kanye, so I am so excited just to do my own vision this year,’ Kim admits.

“I had this thought and I was like what is more American than Marilyn Monroe? When she sang Happy Birthday to JFK, who is, like, America, and I thought, where is the dress that she wore?” She informs Carlos.

“When I thought of this idea I immediately called Julien’s Auctions, cause I knew that’s who sold it,” she confesses.

“Julien’s Auctions said we sold it to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and we will put you in contact with them. The conversation went amazing. They said that I can try on the dress,’ she adds in confession.

Khloe arrives and compliments Kim on her “boobs look amazing” while Kim adds that her boyfriend Pete Davidson will accompany her.

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Kim says she’ll try on the dress and hope it fits, while Khloe jokes that she tailors her underwear and that “it’s never gonna be the way you want it.”

Kim later gets a replica of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress in the episode.

“The Marilyn dress is here,” Kim tells her stylist Danielle Levi and tailor Samuel Ososki, adding, “it’s a replica and if this does not fit me, I can’t even try the original.”

“I’ve Googled her measurements, I’m looking at my measurements, the width of my shoulders and my body makes me like a shape shifter, I can squeeze into anything,” Kim adds.

She adds that no fashion companies would “trust” them for years before realizing, “Oh wait, she actually fits in our stuff.”

“So… I don’t know how to convince the guy who owns the original Marilyn dress that I’m a shape shifter. This has stretch… the original doesn’t have stretch. So I’ve got one shot… and I just f***ing ate,” Kim adds.

Kim admits that there is “no back-up plan,” joking that the back-up plan is her eating at home in her SKIMS pajamas.

She enters a room and is heard saying, “Oh my God,” before the door opens… and Kim comes out saying, “Oh my God… it fits. It’s a little big, actually.”

“The replica dress fits me and is like big on me and I thought, ‘Oh my God this is perfect, I bet the fabric shrunk a little bit over time… but the dress will fit. I am one step closer to bringing my vision to life,” Kim confesses.

She tells her stylist and tailor that she had to wear her “tallest stripper shoes” to fully pull off the dress because Marilyn is “so much taller than me.”

Danielle keeps adding that Marilyn had a shawl that was falling at one point during her now-iconic performance on May 19, 1962.

Kim confesses, “ever since I did the Balenciaga look with the face mask and covered head to toe, it changed the way that I feel about just looking pretty on a red carpet. It’s not about just looking pretty. It has to be a story, a whole vibe. And this dress is such a good story.”

As Kim wonders where JFK’s wife, Jackie Onassis, was, Danielle jokes that she was likely “crying in the bathroom.”

Kim looks into the camera and does her best Marilyn Happy Birthday impression, which makes Danielle laugh.

Kim goes to lunch with Kourtney and Khloe, where she says, “They just pulled the whole thing from me, and I’m fuming.”

“I had to try the prototype first and see if it fit, and once it fit, they sent the original. And when I went to put it on, it wouldn’t even go up over my hips, and I just was like devastated,” Kim explained.

They show Kim failing to pull the dress up over her hips as she says, “you know what, I’ll try everything and if I really get 10 pounds down, then we’ll try it again”

Back at lunch, Kim says, “I was so prepared to go in my head, that it’s gonna make me so sad to not,” adding that if she can’t wear the dress, she won’t go to the Met, as Kourtney says, “I’m sorry.”

“I wrote them a groveling, begging email, but they were very firm.” Kim adds. “They were like we can’t get the insurance, we’ll get the insurance. I have an answer for everything and they’re like no, we can’t. I just found that out today so I’m devastated.”

Kim is seen walking on a treadmill later in the episode, after Easter in Palm Springs, determined to lose the weight required to wear the Marilyn Monroe dress.

“I have about three weeks to fit into this dress. I’m going to do every last thing that I can to try and make this happen,” Kim confesses.

She was seen working out with a trainer, confessing that she will have to eat’so clean’ and also cut out sugar, which is “so difficult” for her.

“Please let me try it on again. I’m not going to take no for an answer,” Kim confesses as they show her working out constantly.

Kim flew to Florida to try on the Marilyn dress at Ripley’s next week, according to the preview for The Kardashians’ eighth episode… Even that required some persuasion.

“They weren’t even gonna let me try it on, until Kris Jenner called,” Kim admits as she continues her workouts with four days until the Met Gala.

“I have honestly been working my ass off. I will be crushed if this doesn’t pay off,” Kim admits, while Khloe reveals she’s been invited to the Met Gala.

While she only wore the original dress briefly on the red carpet before changing into a replica for the rest of the evening, the fact that the original dress was slightly damaged caused controversy.

Kim reportedly lost up to 16 pounds to fit into the dress for the Met Gala, which was loaned to her by Ripley’s.

Before-and-after photos revealed that some of the embedded crystals were now missing, and there was also reportedly damage to one of the dress’ zippers a month after the Met.

While she only wore the original dress briefly on the red carpet before changing into a replica for the rest of the evening, it caused controversy when it was revealed that the original dress was slightly damaged.

Ripley’s loaned the dress to Kim for the Met Gala, with Kim reportedly losing up to 16 pounds to fit into the gown.

A month after the Met, before-and-after photos revealed that some of the embedded crystals were now missing, and there was also reportedly damage to one of the dress’ zippers.

Despite the photos, Ripley’s issued a statement claiming that “‘she did not, in any way, damage the garment in the short amount of time it was worn at the Met Gala.”

“From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in.” said Amanda Joiner, Ripley’s Vice President of Publishing and Licensing.

 

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