Kim Kardashian lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks so she could wear Marilyn Monroe’s ‘naked’ dress to the Met Gala

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy / Staff / Getty Images

  • Kim Kardashian said she had to lose 16 pounds to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress for the Met Gala.

  • Kardashian sported the dress Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to John F. Kennedy in 1962.

  • Kardashian said when the dress did not fit at first, she cut out carbs and sugar for three weeks.

Kim Kardashian is known for her dedication to fashion, and this year Met Gala look was no different.

Kardashian sported the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy nearly 60 years ago.

The reality TV star, who walked the red carpet with Pete Davidson, said she had to lose 16 pounds to fit into the dress.

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian attend the 2022 Met Gala.

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian attend the 2022 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy / Staff / Getty Images

Kardashian first tried on a replica of the Bob Mackie dress – which sold at an auction for $ 4.8 million in 2016 and is now at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Orlando, Florida – and it fits perfectly, according to Vogue.

But when the original dress was flown to Kardashian’s home in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, the fitting did not go quite as planned.

“The dress was transported by guards and I had to wear gloves to try it on,” Kardashian told Vogue. “I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in places where she was smaller. So when it did not fit me I wanted to cry because it could not be altered. at all. “

Marilyn Monroe first wore the Jean Louis dress in 1962 for her iconic & quot; Happy Birthday & quot;  performance.

Marilyn Monroe first wore the Jean Louis dress in 1962 for her iconic “Happy Birthday” performance.Bettmann / Contributor

Instead of finding a new outfit for the Met Gala, Kardashian decided she would lose the weight.

“It was like a role, I was determined to fit it,” she told La La Anthony during Vogue’s red-carpet livestream at the Met Gala on Monday.

Kardashian completely cut out sugar and carbs from her diet, ran on the treadmill, and wore a sauna suit twice a day, she told Vogue magazine.

“I did not starve myself, but I was so strict,” she said. “Just the cleanest veggies and protein.”

Kardashian then went to the Orlando museum to try the dress on one more time, and said she wanted to “cry tears of joy” when it fit like a glove.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy / Staff / Getty Images

And that wasn’t all Kardashian did to take her Met Gala look to the next level.

The SKIMS founder also revealed that she spent 14 hours getting her hair bleached blonde on Sunday to match Monroe’s iconic locks.

Since the original Monroe dress is so fragile, Kardashian only wore it for a few minutes before switching into the replica on Monday night.

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson attended the Met Gala for the first time together.

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson attended the Met Gala for the first time together.Kevin Mazur / MG22 / Getty Images

After weeks of dieting to fit into what Kardashian calls “the original naked dress,” the reality TV star said she has big plans to celebrate with pizza and donuts.

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