Kim Kardashian walked the 2022 Met Gala red carpet in Monroe’s famed ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’ dress alongside boyfriend Pete Davidson, marking their Met couple debut. And the mogul recently revealed that she changed into a second iconic gown from Marilyn Monroe’s private collection, the emerald sequin Norman Norell dress that the late screen icon wore to the Golden Globes in 1962.
The reality star took to Instagram to show the iconic dress. Alongside the snaps, Kim wrote, “To top off my night after The Met, I had the honour of changing into Marilyn Monroe’s Norman Norell dress that she wore to the Golden Globes in 1962 where she received the Henrietta Award For World Film Favorite.” She added, “In my quest to find the Jean Louis hand-beaded dress that I wore to the gala, I discovered @heritageauctions owned Marilyn’s iconic green sequined gown.”
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star went on to say, “Further into my research, I found out that the owner of the Golden Globe that she received that evening was non-other than my friend @jeffleatham. I saw this all as a sign of the way that all of the stars aligned.” Kardashian concluded that it will “forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn in this way, on such a special night” while thanking Leatham, Heritage Auctions and Barbara Zweig.
However, it was unclear whether or not Kardashian actually wore Monroe’s original gown or a replica. Meanwhile, in an earlier interview with Vogue, the star revealed she had a “replica” of Monroe’s 1962 Golden Globes dress, adding, “I think I might just wear that one to eat pizza in my hotel room.” Monroe historian Scott Fortner, who boasts one of the world’s largest private collections of the late star’s personal property, questioned the gown.
The historian took to his Instagram account to question if the green dress was actually the original. “Who is it that actually owns Marilyn’s 1962 Golden Globes gown? First, you say it was @juliens_auctions then you updated your post to say it was @heritageauctions,” the account shared on Friday. “But I think you think we forgot that you said you have a replica of it yourself, as quoted in your May 2 interview with @voguemagazine,” it added.