On the Happy Gala on Monday, handful of appears had been as hotly anticipated as Kim Kardashian’s—particularly pursuing the jaw-dropping black Balenciaga bodysuit that lined her from head to toe earlier September. Fortunately, she had a likewise sudden trick up her sleeve for the second 50 % of the museum’s “In America” exhibition, this time within the number of a robe worn by none aside from Marilyn Monroe. It was not simply any considered one of Monroe’s apparel, although: the shimmering, crystal-studded flesh tone robe was worn by Monroe for her infamous efficiency of “Joyful Birthday, Mr. President” at John F. Kennedy’s birthday in 1962. (Of system, the look being a museum-degree piece of method historical past, she wore it just for pictures on the crimson carpet proper earlier than instantly switching into a replica.)

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In an job interview with Vogue ahead of this week’s event, Kardashian well-known that she additionally had a duplicate of a further of Monroe’s robes at hand—though, as she set it, she was solely organizing to make use of {that a} single to “eat pizza in my lodge house.” It seems that Kardashian additionally skilled the real issue, a lot too: a eco-friendly sequin gown that was within the arms of Heritage Auctions, and which Kardashian additionally slipped into for a quick photoshoot in her room. The robe is a further of Monroe’s most unforgettable appears, this time a Norman Norell type that she wore to the 1962 Golden Globes, during which she picked up the Henrietta Award for turning into a “world film most beloved.”