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Kim Kardashian Wears Marilyn Monroe Dress While Met Gala Celebrates Golden Age – SABC News

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian on Monday at the annual Met Gala recalled American history and put on the glittering gold dress Marilyn Monroe wore six decades ago when she serenaded President John F. Kennedy, “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”.

Kardashian, her blonde hair tucked into a tight bun, walked carefully in her body-hugging dress while friend and comedian Pete Davidson took her hand on the red carpet. Davidson chose a black suit and sunglasses.

The star of “The Kardashians” said she lost 16 pounds in three weeks to pick up the iconic dress Monroe wore in 1962.

“It was a big challenge,” Kardashian said. “It was like a role. I am determined to comply with that. ”

Known for its fashionable clothing celebrities, the Met Gala has returned to its traditional date, the first Monday in May, just eight months after the September event postponed due to the 2021 epidemic.

The fundraising event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been named the East Coast Oscar. This year’s A-list guests were told to dress in a “gilded glamor”.

Blake Lively, co-chair of the Met Gala, arrived with her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, in a gleaming bronze-colored Versace costume influenced by the Grand Central Terminal in New York, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

The attendants removed a large bow and rearranged the long line of the dress to reveal a turquoise and copper look, which Lively says is an ode to the greenish patina of bronze buildings that develop over time.

“Empire State of Mind” singer Alicia Keys also celebrated New York and wore a Ralph Lauren dress with 200,000 crystals that look like a city skyline.

Jared Leto, who starred in last year’s “House of Gucci,” was accompanied by Gucci designer Alessandro Michele. The couple wore the same brown suit and red bow tie. Leto called the appearance a “double Victorian gilded trouble”.

The musician Lizzo wore a black dress with a gold embroidered jacket and a gold flute that he played on the red carpet for a short time. Billie Eilish appeared in a light green Gucci robe that she said was made from existing materials to be eco-friendly.

As usual, many celebrities ignored the theme of the night. Model Gigi Hadid wore a red lace combination with a large puffy jacket. Singer Gwen Stefani stood out in a full-skirt neon yellow dress.

The invited-only Met Gala opens the annual fashion show at the Museum’s Costume Institute. This year’s exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” concludes a two-part exhibition focusing on the history of American dress.

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she will be attending the event for the first time in 20 years to celebrate the American spirit. Her burgundy dress featured the names of 60 famous American women with fine embroidery, including Harriet Tubman, who announced the abolition, and Madeleine Albright, the late Secretary of State.

New York Mayor Eric Adams wore a tuxedo jacket with symbols of the New York subway system and the words “End Gun Violence” on his back. He drew attention to the economic struggles many people experienced in the late 1800s and early 1900s in the rich golden age.

“Although we had some great inventions and great architecture – it was also a dark period,” he said.

Gabrielle Union wore a silver Versace dress inspired by Diahann Carroll. A red rose at the beginning symbolized the blood shed by the people of color who helped build America.

Actor and musician Janelle Monae wore a black Ralph Lauren dress with a silver-black striped hood, which she describes as “the gilded age of the future”.

Kim Kardashian Wears Marilyn Monroe Dress While Met Gala Celebrates Golden Age – SABC News

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