Kim Kardashian sparkles in iconic Marilyn Monroe dress

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Kim Kardashian sparkles in iconic Marilyn Monroe dress
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian evoked American history at the annual Met Gala on Monday, donning the sparkling gold gown that Marilyn Monroe wore six decades ago when she serenaded President John F. Kennedy with "Happy birthday, Mr. President."

Kardashian, her blonde hair in a tight bun, walked gingerly in the close-fitting dress as boyfriend and comedian Pete Davidson held her hand on the red carpet. Davidson chose a black suit and sunglasses.

Kim Kardashian blows a kiss as she arrives at the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

The star of “The Kardashians” said she lost 16 pounds in three weeks so she could wear the iconic dress that Monroe sported in 1962.

“It was such a challenge,” Kardashian said. “It was like a role. I was determined to fit this.”

During a party at the home of movie executive Arthur Krim, American actress Marilyn Monroe wore the sparkling gown in New York on May 19, 1962. Above she stands between Robert Kennedy (left) and John F. Kennedy. The party followed a democratic fundraiser at Madison Square Garden honouring John F. Kennedy’s birthday where Monroe famously sang “Happy Birthday.’ (Photo by Cecil Stoughton/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

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