Scott Fortner, historian of the figure of Marilyn Monroe and collector of her personal belongings, has denounced on networks that the actress's famous dress, which Kim Kardashian wore at the MET gala on May 2, has suffered damage.
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Fortner has compared a photograph from 2016 with another taken on June 12 at the headquarters of Ripley's Believe it or not!, the owners of the dress who decided to lend it to Kim Kardashian. “Was it worth it?” the collector asked the owners.
The published images show the disappearance of some crystals and how they are no longer aligned in the same way as before. The decision and the permission to wear a garment considered historical, has been highly criticized and it was warned that the damage could be irreparable. "Historical clothing should not be worn by anyone," said the International Council of Museums (ICOM), after the gala.
"Modifying a dress considered to be part of the historical heritage, even temporarily, for another person to wear may seem inappropriate and distorted," Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset, president of ICOM for museums and collections of clothing, fashion and clothing, told elDiario.es. textile.
The dress is 60 years old and Marilyn Monroe only wore it at the celebration of the 45th birthday of United States President John F. Kennedy, at Madison Square Garden.
Ripley's Believe it or not! is a chain of centers that sell entertainment experiences and family fun. They have been operating since 1918 with an offer of mirror labyrinths, laser races, amusement parks, mini-golf courses, water and amusement parks... with establishments all over the world but not in Spain.
Thépaut-Cabasset has warned that the notoriety of the loan of a historical dress to wear it and not to expose it, can "create habit in the proposals of the future".