Last night, Kim walked the Met Gala in the dress which Marilyn Monroe wore back in 1962 to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to former US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. She paired her outfit with platinum blond hair and a white fur shrug.
This dress has a rich history ever since Monroe wore it for the President’s birthday. It was auctioned in 1999 for $1.26 million and again in 2016 for $4.6 million.
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I am so honored to be wearing the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy. It is a stunning skintight gown adorned with more than 6,000 hand-sewn crystals by costumier Jean Louis.
Thank you Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for giving me the opportunity to debut this evocative piece of fashion history for the first time since the late Marilyn Monroe wore it. I am forever grateful for this moment,” she wrote in a post on Instagram.
Kim’s impressive weight loss story
In order to fit in the dress, Kim had to go through a rigorous ritual. Reportedly, she lost 7 kilos in three weeks for her Met Gala appearance in the dress.
This is not the first time Kim has been in the news for a hard to believe weight transition.
The Atkins diet
The 41 year old is known for her curves and for determination to be in shape. In one interview she revealed to have tried the Atkins diet after the birth of her second child.
“I did a strict Atkins diet. Strict, strict, strict,” the mother of three said in an interview. As per reports, she lost about 70 pounds by following Atkin’s 40 plan
The Atkins diet is a low carb diet which was brought into trend in the 1960s by cardiologist Robert C Atkins. “The purpose of the Atkins Diet is to change your eating habits to help you lose weight and keep it off. The Atkins Diet also says it’s a healthy lifelong approach to eating, whether you want to lose weight, boost your energy or help improve certain health problems, such as high blood pressure or metabolic syndrome,” say experts at MayoClinic.
The amazing appearance in 2019 Met Gala
For the 2019 Met Gala she took breathing lessons to wear a waist-whittling corset underneath a Thierry Mugler dress. Such was her passion for the event and for her appearance that she carried herself elegantly through the event even though she was unable to sit or use the restroom for the entire night, reports say.
For 2018 Met Gala she lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks
“I was actually really nervous about wearing the dress because I did a cleanse a couple of weeks before and lost 6 or 7 pounds. At the final fitting, I was worried it wouldn’t fit. When I tried it on, though, it fit like a glove. It was perfection!,” she wrote on her website.
Plant based diet, workouts
In order to remain in shape she prefers to have plant based products in her diet. In an interview she revealed that she was drinking sea moss smoothies.
Apart from diet, she follows a rigorous workout routine. She works out in the gym for six days a week. Every six months, she takes a 2 week gym hiatus.