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Met Gala 2022 was held on May 2nd with the theme ‘Gilded and Glamour’. The venue was the Metropolitan museum and it was packed with wealthy celebrities showcasing their designer-made outfits. This year’s theme was not quite followed by the stars. Very few of the celebrities came in crowns, gowns, and royalty while others took an easy simplistic turn. Blake Lively won the night with her Versace gown inspired by the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, and Empire State building. Following her, the dresses of Billie Eilish, Cardi B, and Dove Cameron were the best ones of the night. The famous Kim Kardashian who is dating comedian Pete Davidson made a special appearance too. Everyone had been waiting for her for a specific reason.
Kim Kardashian Wore Marilyn Monroe
At Met Gala 2022, Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’. The dress looked spectacular on the red carpet when Kim appeared at Met with her boyfriend Pete Davidson. She told VOGUE:
The idea really came to me after the gala in September last year. I thought to myself, what would I have done for the American theme if it had not been the Balenciaga look? What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe.
The costume designer of the dress was Jean-Louis. Monroe wore the dress to sing for the president in 1962 for his 45th birthday. People have criticized the moment for Kim Kardashian after she revealed that she slimmed down to fit into the dress. Netizens are angry that through this narrative, she is promoting Diet Culture.
Lili Reinhart Calls Out Kim
Kim Kardashian admitted that she lost pounds in order to fit into the iconic dress of Monroe. The actress Lili Reinhart could not stand this statement and called out Kim on her Instagram. She said,
To walk on a red carpet and do an interview where you say how starving you are…because you haven’t eaten carbs in the last month…all to fit in a fu-king dress?…So wrong. So f-cked on 100s of levels.
Furthermore, she called out Kim for openly admitting on media to dieting in order to fit her body into the iconic dress. She said:
To openly admit to starving yourself for the sake of the Met Gala. When you know very well that millions of young men and women are looking up to you and listening to your every word. The ignorance is other worldly disgusting…I am not generally an angry person but I swear to god, the toxicity of this industry sometimes really gets to me.