While certainly glamorous, Kardashian opted for a fairly loose interpretation of the evening’s theme that centered around America’s Gilded Age — a period during the last 30 years of the 19th century when industrialization rapidly amplified the country’s wealth gap.
Kim Kardashian at yesterday night’s Met Gala, wearing the Marilyn Monroe gown. Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
The moment fanned rumors about the nature of Monroe and Kennedy’s relationship.
Actress Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, for his upcoming 45th birthday. Credit: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Kardashian told Vogue she lost 16 pounds in just three weeks to fit into the garment: “It was such a challenge, it was like a role. I was determined to fit it. I don’t think they believed I was gonna do it, but I did it.”