ORLANDO, Fla. — Before Kim Kardashian stunned at the MET gala Monday, she first had to make a stop in Orlando to pick up her outfit.
Kardashian swung by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! headquarters in Orlando to try on, and eventually borrow, Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday” dress.
Monroe donned the dress sixty years ago when she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy.
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“We are truly proud to be the stewards of such an iconic artifact and are excited to be able to add to its cultural significance with Kim Kardashian, who is sharing the story of Marilyn Monroe and her iconic career with an entirely new generation,” said Ripley’s VP of Publishing and Licensing Amanda Joiner.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! acquired the dress in 2016 for $4.8 million. It has now only ever been worn by two people.
Ripley’s officials said no alterations were made to the dress before Kardashian wore it.
The dress is stored in a vault at the Orlando headquarters when not on tour. It is next heading to Ripley’s Hollywood Memorial Day weekend.
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