Bob Mackie, the legendary costume designer who created the famend 1962 gown Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade John F. Kennedy on his forty fifth birthday, has simply given his opinion on Kim Kardashian donning the historic robe on the 2022 Met Gala.
Bob Mackie instructed Leisure Weekly in an interview for a function on Turner Basic Films’ new sequence Comply with the Thread, “I believed it was a giant mistake. [Marilyn] was a goddess. A loopy goddess, however a goddess. She was simply fabulous. No person images like that. And it was finished for her. It was designed for her. No person else ought to be seen in that gown.”
Alicia Malone, the anchor of Turner Basic Films, instructed Leisure Weekly that the robe’s integrity was additionally a supply of fear. “There are all the problems with the precise preservation of the gown and issues like oxygen can have an effect on a gown,” she mentioned. “Normally, these outfits are saved very a lot in managed environments and we see that with the Met. The Costume Institute is so cautious about how they’re dealing with these historic objects. So, it was fairly alarming that she was in a position to put on it. I personally want she wore a reproduction as a substitute of the actual factor.”
Having mentioned that, Kim’s “Glad Birthday, Mr. President” robe wasn’t the one Marilyn Monroe piece she wore to the Met Gala. The Skims founder acknowledged on Instagram that she did, actually, slip into one other of Marilyn’s basic ensembles after the social gathering. “Topping off my night time at The Met, I had the excellence of becoming Marilyn Monroe’s Norman Norell robe that she wore to the Golden Globes in 1962 —the place she received the Henrietta Award For World Movie Favourite,” the submit continued.
On the very least, we are able to all agree that Kim offered fodder for dialog.