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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Says Kim Did Not Damage Marilyn Monroe’s Dress After All

Kim Kardashian was recently in some hot water this week…

Earlier this week, it was reported that the iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe — the one she wore while singing Happy Birthday to President Kennedy in 1962 — was damaged when Kim wore it to the Met Gala this year.

Word was that Kim couldn’t zip her dress up on the bottom so she wore a fuzzy white shawl over the back to cover it up.

Reports had said that there were pictures taken of the dress this week, and the famous fabric has signs of wear and tear that weren’t present pre Met Gala.

Side-by-side before and after photos of Marilyn Monroe’s dress show the dress now has puckering and pulled seams that weren’t there before.

However, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum is coming to defend Kim saying those photos were taken before they owned the dress and Kim did not cause any harm to the dress.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

The dress has been on display at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not since it was bought at auction in 2016.

A rep told TMZ:

“A report written on the dress’s condition in early 2017 states, “a number of the seams are pulled and worn. This is not surprising given how delicate the material is. There is puckering at the back by the hooks and eyes,” among other instances of damage.”

Amanda Joiner, Ripley’s VP of Publishing and Licensing was with Kim and the dress the entire day of The Met even came in to defend Kim saying:

“From the bottom of the Met steps, where Kim got into the dress, to the top where it was returned, the dress was in the same condition it started in.”

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

So, looks like Kim didn’t ruin the dress after all.