Kim Kardashian Channels Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic Look At The Met Gala 2022

She looked stunning though!

Kim Kardashian definitely stood out in her Marilyn Monroe dress at this year’s Met Gala, but the price of looking gorgeous on the red carpet came with a heavy cost. In order to fit into the dress that the iconic star wore back in 1962 while visiting the White House to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy, the SKIMS mogul had to lose 16 pounds!

What did Kim Kardashian do to fit into the Marilyn Monroe dress?

The dress which cost $4.81 million, did not come as an easy fit for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star. In fact, getting hands on the dress wasn’t an easy-peasy task in the first place, as the social media influencer had to make several back-and-forth trips to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums negotiating with lots of security.

Kim Kardashian opened up about the lengths she had to go to in order to slip into the Marilyn Monroe dress to BFF and Vogue guest host La La Anthony. She claimed to have lost a whopping 16 pounds in a matter of three weeks before the star-studded event.


“It was like preparing for a role,” said Kardashian flaunting her back-brushed platinum blonde hair. She also channeled a white-fur coat to complete the glamorous look and revealed how the Ripley’s team “didn’t believe” she could do it and that the challenge made her commit to it even more.

“I tried it on and it didn’t fit me,” she said. “I had three weeks and I had to lose 16 pounds… It was like a role. I was determined to fit into it. I don’t think they believed I was going to do it, but I did it,” she added.


“I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein,” she went on to explain. “I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict,” she added.

She wore the dress only for a little bit at the Met Gala 2022

Vogue also reported that Kim Kardashian wore the Marilyn Monroe dress only for a few minutes at the Met Gala 2022 before changing into a replica in order to not cause damage to the original piece.


Kardashian showed off several mini doughnuts and Joe’s pizza in her hotel room that she gorged on after restricting her carbs intake for a month to fit into the dress.

The media personality was accompanied by her boyfriend Pete Davidson on the red carpet who helped her climb the steps. He showed up in a Dior Men ensemble.

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