SKIMS CEO Kim Kardashian paid of visit of the Today Show where she chatted up the launch of SKKN, a skincare line and also weighed in on the controversy over the Marilyn Monroe dress she wore to The Met Gala back in May.
Looking fab in a midriff-exposing, plain white t-shirt paired with red, white and blue Balenciaga leggings, Kardashian confirmed the dress worn by Monroe in 1962 to sing happy birthday to then president John F. Kenney suffered no damage.
Explaining she wore the dress for a total of just four minutes, Kardashian said she changed into the dress at the entry to the red carpet and changed out of it when she reached the top of the stairs.
On the 16 pounds she had to lose fit in the dress, Kardashian said, “I looked at it like a role and I really wanted to wear this dress,” adding, “I’m down 21 pounds now. I’m not trying to lose anymore weight, but I have more energy than ever. I cut out so much sugar. A lot of junk food I was eating, I didn’t even realize it, a lot of fried food, and I just really changed my lifestyle.”
The 41-year-old mogul also discussed her new relationship with Pete Davidson and noted she and her ex-husband Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) were in a good place. “It’s going good. We had Father’s Day at the house. The kids spent the day with him and then we had a big Father’s Day dinner and North cooked. Of course I wanted to honor and respect the amazing people and fathers, men in my life that have raised me and are raising my children. Everything’s going good,” she said.
Kardashian was responding to images of the Jean Louis-designed dress posted in mid-June on Instagram account @marilynmonroecollection showing two images of the back of the dress with the after image showing stretched out seams and missing crystals.
Shortly after the images were posted on Instagram, Ripley’s Believe or Not!, which owns the dress and lent it to Kardashian for the event, issued a press release stating the dress had not been damaged. “Kim Kardashian wearing the ‘Happy Birthday’ dress has been hotly contested, but the fact remains that she did not, in any way, damage the garment in the short amount of time it was worn at the Met Gala,” the press release read.
Check out the interview below.
We’re catching up with @KimKardashian about her relationship with Pete Davidson, wearing Marilyn Monroe’s dress, her newest business project that’s been years in the making and more! pic.twitter.com/Chsz8cK5FW— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 21, 2022