Ripley’s Denies Claim Kardashian Damaged Iconic Monroe Dress

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Thursday denied claims that Kim Kardashian’s wearing of the iconic Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday” dress left it with new damage.

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FILE - Kim Kardashian wears the iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on May 2, 2022. Some Monroe enthusiasts believe the dress was damaged after Kardashian wore it but the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attraction in Hollywood, Calif., where the garment is on display, denies that claim. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Thursday denied claims that Kim Kardashian’s wearing of the iconic Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday” dress left it with new damage. ChadMichael Morrisette, who owns a mannequin supply company and once handled the skintight sparkler briefly worn by Kardashian at the Met Gala, said he spotted fresh damage to the crystal-covered garment when he popped in for a look at a Ripley’s Los Angeles location. Morrisette…

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