Met Gala 2022: Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress

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The fashion rumors were true: Kim Kardashian walked the Met Gala red carpet wearing Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress.

On Monday, the 41-year-old donned the 60-year-old statement piece, which was worn by Monroe in 1962 when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy.

“I had the idea to put it on and try it on, and it came with armed guards and gloves,” Kardashian told Vogue’s red carpet live stream host, l friend LaLa Anthony. “I tried it, and it didn’t work for me. So I looked at them and said, ‘Give me about three weeks. “”

Kardashian shared that she needed to lose 16 pounds “to be able to fit in” in the number.

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The fashion rumors were true: Kim Kardashian walked the Met Gala red carpet wearing Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress.
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“It was such a challenge,” she said. “It was like a role. I was determined!”

She joked that she hadn’t eaten any carbs in about three weeks and would immediately feast on pizza and donuts after the gala.

Kardashian was joined by her boyfriend Pete Davidson. The couple had recently appeared at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Actress Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy birthday" to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden.
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Actress Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden.
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Kardashian’s appearance at the Met Gala came as she and her family won their libel suit brought against them by Blac Chyna.

“On behalf of Kris, Kim, Khloe and Kylie, I would like to express our gratitude to the jury,” read a statement from the family’s attorneys obtained by Fox News Digital on Monday.

He continued: “We are also grateful for Judge Alarcon’s steady hand in ensuring this trial was fair. The jury sent a clear message to Ms White and her lawyer – I hope they are listening. The justice prevailed.”

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The Los Angeles Jury found that none of the Kardashian-Jenner family members defamed Chyna, or interfered with her contract by convincing E! network to cancel its “Rob & Chyna” reality show.

“Rob & Chyna” featured Chyna and her then-fiancé Rob Kardashian. It aired for one season in 2016.

Kardashian was joined by her boyfriend Pete Davidson.  The couple had recently appeared at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Kardashian was joined by her boyfriend Pete Davidson. The couple had recently appeared at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
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The four Kardashian defendants attended almost the entire trial, and they all also testified, but when the verdict was read, all were in New York at the Met Galawhere this year’s theme was “Gilded Glamour”.

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the the theme received mixed reactions.

Many thought this was ironic given the current state of the US economy. The American Economy decreased at an annual rate of 1.4% last quarter despite strong consumer and business spending.

Julius Young and Lauryn Overhultz of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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