Kim Kardashian Reacts to Claim She Damaged Marilyn Monroe’s Dress at Met Gala [Video]

Kim Kardashian is speaking out about her Marilyn Monroe dress controversy for the first time.

via: NBC News

The reality star and beauty mogul addressed the online chatter that the dress had missing crystals and damaged threads after she wore it.

“No, and Ripley’s, we worked together so well,” she said on “TODAY” Tuesday. “There were handlers in gloves that put it on me.”

The owners of the dress, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum, previously shot down those accusations in a blog post last week, writing that Kardashian’s appearance at the Met Gala “did not cause damage to Marilyn Monroe’s famed ‘Happy Birthday’ dress from 1962.”

Kardashian, 41, also noted that she had the dress on for less than five minutes on the red carpet as she posed for photos alongside boyfriend Pete Davidson.

“It was such a process,” she said. “I showed up to the red carpet in a robe and slippers, and I put the dress on on the bottom of the carpet, went up the stairs. I probably had it on for three minutes, four minutes, and then I changed right at the top of the stairs.”

Monroe wore the dress while serenading President John F. Kennedy with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” at a 1962 fundraiser. Kardashian felt it was a perfect choice for a Met Gala that had a theme of “Gilded Glamour.”

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