A fanatical Marilyn Monroe collector on Wednesday blamed the company that owned the actress’ famous outfit for allowing Kim Kardashian to wear to the Metropolitan Museum gala in New York, saying it was “irreparably damaged”.
To back up his claims, Scott Fortner, the collector who runs a site entirely dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, asked John F. Kennedy to come forward. Photos of a cream dress embellished with crystals she wore when she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to Kennedy were released this week. In 1962
According to him in the first series of films, Marilyn’s famous costumes appear before the Met’s gala. The second set was taken by a friend of Scott Fortner on Sunday in the window of the Private Ripley Museum in Hollywood after Kim Kardashian wore it.
Comparison of shots Many crystals with small tears and thread on the back of the dress are not visible in the fabric that is closed behind.
The snaps and alleged damage to the $ 4.8 million auctioned clothing that Ripley recorded has drawn widespread criticism on social media in recent days.
In an update posted on his Instagram account on Wednesday, Scott Fortner noted that his “slander targeted replay, which allowed him to dress up.”
“Any celebrity offered to wear this dress would jump at the chance (…). Only Kim K. could do it,” he continues.
“Ripley’s have a responsibility to protect and preserve this historic piece and they have failed to do so. It is now irreparably damaged and anyone who wears it may be damaged,” the collector said.
When asked by the AFP to comment on the allegations, Ripley did not respond Wednesday afternoon.
In early May, Ripley was delighted to donate a never-before-worn outfit from Marilyn Monroe to Kim Kardashian for the Met Gala.
“Much care has been taken to preserve this history. With the help of fashion curators, professionals, archivists and insurance companies, we have made the textile situation our number one priority. The reshoots did not take place and Kim Kardashian wore a replica before attending the gala, ”the company said in a statement.
Even Kim Kardashian, who took a strict diet to break into a legendary dress, did not respond to the controversy on her social networks.