After Kim Kardashian used the garment that Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 when he sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, The International Council of Museums has banned celebrities from wearing historical dresses.
Causes annoyance to the judges Kim Kardashian
wearing the dress I only provoke the annoyance of the most conservative judges in the fashion industry after wearing it at the last Met Gala, Kim Kardashian. Although the artist only used the dress during the red carpet, the International Council of Museums will change its statutes to prohibit the use of unrecoverable pieces.
Sarah Scarturro, former head of the Met Fashion Conservation department, criticized Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for allowing Kardashian to wear the dress to the gala. “When I was head of the Costume Institute’s conservation lab, I had to turn down people’s requests for celebrities to wear irreplaceable models from the collection,” Scarturro said.
Given the situation, the International Council of Museums gave its position through a statement.“Historical garments should not be used by anyoneneither by public nor private figures. It is better to prevent than to cure the damage. The wrong treatment will destroy an object forever.”the organization commented.
In addition, the ICOM for its acronym in English, detailed that the use of the dress was incorrect because, at the time, Monroe did not wear underwear with the dress. to give a nude feel, something Kardashian definitely didn’t do, as the dress was custom-made for the singer in 1962.
Besides, the historical garment is made of a material called blown silkwhich is currently out of stock, so damage to the dress would be irreparable, and the dress as a whole irreplaceable.