Ripley's Believe it or not! clarifies all allegations that Kim Kardashian damaged iconic Marilyn Monroe dress
On Thursday, Ripley denied all the claims that the iconic Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday" outfit was damaged by Kim Kardashian after she wore it.
Chad Michael Morrissette, who owns a mannequin supply company and had handled the skintight sparklers worn by the Kardashians at the Met Gala, said that when he took a look at dress at Ripley's Los Angeles house he saw some fresh damage.
The controversy started when Morrissette shared photos of the 60-year-old dress on social media.
Ripley’s bought the dress in 2016 at an auction for $4.8 million.
Ripley said that the dress was in the same condition “From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned.
She said, that she was with the dress whole day of the gala and during its transport from Orlando, Florida to New York, where it was last displayed.
After the controversy lit up social media, people started trolling Kardashian that she should not have been allowed to wear the delicate and historically notable dress.
The dress is made up of a flammable fabric that is no longer available in the market.
The dress decorated with more than 2,500 crystals was specially made for Monroe. It was based on a sketch by the famous designer Bob Mackie.
Ripley’s said proper care was taken in the handling of the dress and no alterations were allowed during the met gala event.
According to Ripley, a report written on the dress’s condition in early 2017 proves that a number of instances of damage in dress and it is not surprising knowing the fact that how delicate its fabric is.