FThe beige sparkling dress seems so simple in comparison to the many other extravagant robes and suits – but Kim Kardashian provided the highlight of this year’s Met Gala with Marilyn Monroe’s original outfit. In the dress that Kardashian says Monroe (1926-1962) once wore to a birthday song for then-President John F. Kennedy in 1962, the reality star walked the red carpet at the star-studded event at The New Yorker on Monday night Metropolitan Museum.
Kardashian only wore the original dress, which now belongs to a curio museum chain, to walk down the red carpet and then changed clothes again so as not to damage it, according to the fashion magazine “Vogue”, whose publisher is co-hosting the gala . Kardashian, who appeared with her new beau, comedian Pete Davidson, with hair dyed platinum blonde, said she lost around 15 pounds to fit into the gown. “I don’t think they believed I could do it, but I did it,” she said of her weight loss.
The “Party of the Year”
Stars like Blake Lively, Alicia Keys, Jared Leto, Billie Eilish and Sarah Jessica Parker walked the red carpet on the steps of the museum in Central Park in Manhattan – cheered by numerous fans who had waited in front of the museum for hours in the rainy weather. Kardashian’s mother, Kris, and four sisters — Kourtney, Khloé, Kylie, and Kendall — also attended the gala, which wore a “gilded glam” dress code, a nod to a late 19th-century US economic boom. “I’m so proud of all her outfits and we all got ready together,” said Kris Jenner.
Often referred to as the “Party of the Year,” the Met Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. The income from the “Costume Institute Benefit”, estimated at several million dollars, forms the institute’s annual budget, which is now named after the “Vogue” boss Anna Wintour is named.
Because of the pandemic, the gala, which traditionally takes place on the first Monday in May, had to be canceled twice in a row and was then finally made up for in September 2021 – for the opening of the fashion exhibition “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”. The gala on Monday opened the second part of the exhibition – “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” about the history of American fashion. Also First Lady Jill Biden had seen the show in the morning. Fashion icon Wintour said it was one of the “most exquisite exhibitions” curator Andrew Bolton has ever worked on.
“I feel like a work of art”
The gala is a “fantastic meeting of people from culture who celebrate New York, the Met and fashion,” said the Austrian museum director Max Hollein. When it came to fashion, the stars let off steam at the event as usual: Model Gigi Hadid and singer Lizzo appeared in oversized red and black and gold coats respectively. Lizzo played her flute on the red carpet and said: “I feel like a work of art”. Lively – alongside husband Ryan Reynolds – untied her dress to reveal a second underneath. “This year I was particularly nervous because I’m also the hostess and then you really have to bring it.”
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