Kim Kardashian stepped out at the 2022 Met Gala on May 2 as a Marilyn Monroe look-alike. She shared all the ways she prepared, including a “strict” diet that allowed her to fit into Marilyn’s dress.
Kim wore Marilyn’s original 60-year-old dress while walking the 2022 Met Gala red carpet, which kicked off in New York on May 2 with the theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” Marilyn wore the Bob Mackie look while famously singing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy in 1962.
Speaking with Vogue at the event, the SKIMS founder shared that she had to lose 16 pounds in three weeks to be able to fit into the dress. “It was such a challenge,” Kim, 41, said. “It was like a role. I was determined to fit.”
She told the outlet that she had the dress flown on a private plane from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Orlando, Fla. for a fitting at her house.
“The dress was transported by guards and I had to wear gloves to try it on,” Kim recalled. “I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller. So when it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because it can’t be altered at all.”