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Ripley's Denied Kim Kardashian From Marilyn Monroe's Dress Before Drastic Weight Loss

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By MLC on May 3, 2022 at 10:30 PM EDT

Kim Kardashian went back in time for her 2022 Met Gala look.

The SKIMs creator wore the exact dress Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 at President John F. Kennedy’s birthday fundraiser at Madison Square Garden.

Kim made wearing the dress at Monday’s Met Gala look effortless, but the process of getting the dress was anything but effortless.

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Kim's Journey To Getting Marilyn's Dress Is Wild!

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson hold hands while arriving back at their Ritz-Carlton Hotel after attending The MET Gala in New York City
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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson hold hands while arriving back at their Ritz-Carlton Hotel after attending The MET Gala in New York City
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TMZ reports the museum in which the dress is housed initially denied Kim access to the dress.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum met with the reality TV star back in March for a first fitting.

Neither Kim nor Ripley’s liked the way the 60-year-old dress fit on her voluptuous figure.

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Ripley's DENIED Kim Permission To Wear The Dress

Ripley’s made the decision to NOT lend the dress out to Kim unless she could make the dress fit like a glove… and that she did.

The mother-of-four admitted that she cried when she didn’t fit in the dress during the first try-on.

Kim went to extreme measures to ensure she would be wearing Marylin’s dress on the night of the Met Gala.

“The Kardashians” star really put in the work at the gym.

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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson hold hands while arriving back at their Ritz-Carlton Hotel after attending The MET Gala in New York City
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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson hold hands while arriving back at their Ritz-Carlton Hotel after attending The MET Gala in New York City
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While on the Met Gala red carpet, Kim told her good friend La La Anthony, who was hosting Vogue’s livestream, the insane lengths she went to in order to fit in the dress.

“I had this idea to put it on and to try it on, and they came with armed guards and gloves. I tried it on and it didn’t fit me, and so I looked at them and said give me like three weeks,” she dished. “I had to lose 16lbs, down today, to be able to fit this. It was such a challenge, it was like a role, I was determined to fit it.”

Kim Went To Drastic Measures To Lose 16 Pounds In 3 Weeks

Kim revealed that she wore a sauna suit twice a day, ate tomatoes and cut out carbohydrates and sugars for three weeks.

She also explained how she was able to lose the weight saying, “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. I didn't starve myself, but I was so strict.”

The ‘KUWTK’ star often documented her early morning sauna suit sprints in her home gym.

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Twitter absolutely LOST it over Kim’s admission. She was instantly slammed for promoting unrealistic body standards.

“Kim Kardashian’s comments on losing 16 pounds in 3 weeks are vile. Glorifying rapid weight loss when so many young women follow and admire her, no wonder eating disorders are rife. She should not be broadcasting it ever, let alone to her followers,” one critic tweeted.

Another wrote, “The fact that Kim Kardashian, knowing the mass influence she has on humans around the world, would publicly announce, and ‘essentially encourage’ rapid and dramatic weight loss for a ‘look,’ is incredibly disappointing, extremely problematic, and ultimately really sad.”

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“F**k Kim kardashian. She knows what she’s doing. Don’t announce to the word that you lost 15 pounds in 3 weeks god f**k you,” a highly triggered twitter user wrote.

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Despite the backlash, Kim returned to Ripley’s after shedding nearly 20 pounds and was given the go ahead to wear Marylin’s gown.

Albeit, she only wore it for a few minutes on the carpet before changing into a replica of the dress for when she was inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The original dress was returned to Ripley’s on Monday night and will be on display in Hollywood, CA. come Memorial Day.

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