It was rumored that Kardashian would honor the 2022 Met Gala’s ‘Gilded Glamour’ theme by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress—and the rumors were right: Kardashian not only wore the iconic beaded gown, she arrived with dyed blonde hair, too.
The dress, originally designed by Jean Louis, is technically the most expensive gown in the world. It was sold to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in 2016 for nearly $5 million by Julien’s Auction. When it’s not being worn by Kardashian, it is housed at the Orlando, Florida-based Ripley’s museum.
Kardashian previously told Access Hollywood that the dress could not be altered, meaning that rather than have dress fit to her, she had to fit to the dress. According to People, Marilyn Monroe was originally sewn into the dress when she performed for JFK in 1962.
Kim styled the dress with a white fur coat worn off the shoulders, and her boyfriend Pete, who wore sunglasses.
The 2022 Met Gala is being co-hosted by Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. This year celebrates one of the most elegant and lavish eras in American fashion and serves as a glitzy follow-up to last year’s theme, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. Both parts of the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit will be open to the public from May 7 until September 5, 2022.
Just two days before fashion’s biggest event of the year, Kim Kardashian wore another glamorous gown by Balenciaga to the White House Correspondents dinner. Instead of using the Met Gala as an excuse to make her red carpet debut with Davidson, the Saturday Night Live comedian joined her in Washington D.C. wearing a velvet Prada suit, sunglasses, and vans.
The pair kept the PDA much more low-key than, let’s say, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, but there were a lot of smiles and hand-holding inside the event, as you can see by Kardashian’s Instagram post. According to reports, Kardashian and Davidson “swanned” into the ballroom over an hour and a half after the dinner began, “as the catering staff struggled to get entrees served to almost 3,000 guests.”
We definitely look forward to seeing what she posts from inside the 2022 Met Gala. Stay tuned.
Originally published in Glamour.com