Kim Kardashian reveals unseen second Marilyn Monroe dress for Met Gala
Kim Kardashian has shared a set of previously unseen photos of her back up look from this year’s Met Gala.
The 41 year old had donned Marilyn Monroe's iconic figure hugging Jean Louis gown to the star-studded event on Monday evening, the very same gown that Monroe famously wore while she sang Happy Birthday to US president John F. Kennedy back in 1962.
But it wasn't the only look Kim had in her closet from the blonde bombshell, as the reality star also revealed a set of six photos on Friday that showed her donning another of her original looks.
In the previously unseen photos shared to Instagram, Kim could be seen wearing Monroe's green sparkling Norman Norell dress that she wore at the Golden Globes in 1962 where she received the Henrietta Award For 'World Film Favourite’.
The beauty mogul even went on to pose with the actual Golden Globe award Monroe had received while wearing the dress.
Accompanying the images, Kim wrote on Instagram: "To top off my night after The Met, I had the honor of changing into Marilyn Monroe's Norman Norell dress that she wore to the Golden Globes in 1962 —where she received the Henrietta Award For World Film Favorite.
"In my quest to find the Jean Louis hand beaded dress that I wore to the gala, I discovered @heritageauctions owned Marilyn’s iconic green sequined gown.
"Further into my research I found out that the owner of the Golden Globe that she received that evening was none other than my friend @jeffleatham. I saw this all as a sign the way that all of the stars aligned.
"It will forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn in this way, on such a special night."
"Thank you Heritage Auctions, Barbara Zweig and Jeff for helping to make this memory possible," she added.
Meanwhile, Kim sparked a furious reaction from fans globally earlier this week as she attended the Met Gala in Monroe's incredible Jean Louis dress.
The outfit had been loaned to the star by Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum, who purchased the dress at auction in November 2016, for a crisp £3.9m ($4.8m). The dress, which is covered in more than 6,000 crystals is one of the most iconic and well known outfits that Marilyn wore at the peak of her success.
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It was this precedent and rich history that led many fashion fans globally to criticise the wearing of such a priceless piece of clothing. The dress also caused further controversy when Kim revealed she had gone on a crash diet to fit into the glamorous outfit.
Losing 16 lbs in just three weeks, Kim revealed to Vogue that she had cut out sugar, carbs and wore a sauna suit two times a day while racing on a treadmill to drop the weight so quickly.
One vocal critic of such a move was Riverdale star Lili Reinhart who condemned what she called "stupid, harmful celebrities whose entire image revolves around their bodies”.
Yet even despite the diet, the dress didn’t actually fit Kim, with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star covering the back of the dress with a white fur coat to hide the fact it didn’t fasten.
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