Marilyn Monroe, the collector who slammed the actress’ famous clothing store for allowing Kim Kardashian to wear to the Metropolitan Museum exhibition in New York, slandered Wednesday, saying it was “irreparably damaged”.
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Scott Fortner, John F., a collector who runs a site entirely dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. Kennedy released photos this week of a cream dress adorned with crystals he wore when he sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President.” In 1962.
In the first series, Marilyn’s famous dress looks like she did before the Med Gala. The second set was picked up by Scott Fortner’s friend after Kim Kardashian wore it on the window of the private Ripley’s Museum in Hollywood on Sunday.
A comparison of the shots reveals small tears and several crystals missing from the fabric in the back cover or hanging from a thread on the back of the dress.
Photos and damage to the dress taken at the Ripley auction for $ 4.8 million have attracted widespread criticism on social media in recent days.
In an update released Wednesday on his Instagram account, Scott Fortner notes that his “slander was aimed at Ripley, which allowed him to wear clothing.”
“Any celebrity who volunteered to wear this dress would have jumped at the chance (…). Only Kim Kay was able to do it,” he continues.
“Ripley had a duty to protect and preserve this historic area, and they failed to do so. It is now irreparably damaged and may have been damaged by those who wore it,” the Collector believes.
When asked by the AFP to comment on the allegations, Ripley did not respond Wednesday afternoon.
In early May, Ripley was delighted to be presented with a dress he had never worn since Marilyn Monroe for Kim Kardashian for the Med Gala.
“Much attention has been paid to the preservation of this history. With the help of fashion curators, experts, archivalists and insurers, we have made the status of clothing a top priority. No reshoots were made and Kim Kardashian wore a copy before attending the gala, ”the company wrote in a statement.
Kim Kardashian, who was on a strict diet to enter the legendary outfit, did not respond to the controversy on her social media sites.
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