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Kim Kardashian shimmers in dress Marilyn Monroe wore for JFK’s 1962 birthday party

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Sixty years later, gentlemen still prefer blondes.

Kim Kardashian was the last to arrive on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Anna Wintour-helmed fund-raising event.

And she didn’t disappoint on the Met Gala’s red carpet – channeling Marilyn Monroe, complete with blond hair and a dress owned by the late starlet.

With bleached blond hair pulled back into a little bun, Kardashian wore the same skin-tight gold rhinestone gown that the 1950s sex symbol wore to President John F. Kennedy’s 45th birthday party on May 19, 1962, at Madison Square Garden.

“I had to lose 16 pounds to be able to fit it,” Kardashian confessed to her close friend La La Anthony on the red carpet. “It was like a role. I was determined to do it.”

She revealed plans to keep the blond hair in for a while.


Accompanied by her new lover, “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson, Kardashian said she didn’t eat carbohydrates or sugar for three weeks and was looking forward to having a pizza and doughnut party back at their hotel.

Monroe, who died in 1962 at 36, was famously romantically linked to Kennedy.

The gown was designed by Oscar-nominated, French-born Jean Louis and reportedly cost $12,000.

In 2016, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! acquired it at auction for more than $5 million.

No telling how Kardashian, who’s a billionaire according to Forbes, got ahold of the dress known as the “world’s most expensive.”

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