The secrets of Marilyn Monroe’s dress that Kim Kardashian wore to Met Gala 2022

Sixty years after Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” for John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, her iconic nude dress has been put back in the limelight.

The skin-tight mesh dress, which has more than 6,000 hand-sewn crystals, was part of the Monroe estate until Anna Strasberg enlisted Christie’s to sell it in 1999

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Florida bought the dress at a Julien’s Auctions event in 2016 for $4.8 million

After taxes and fees, the dress was valued at over $5 million, making it the “world’s most expensive dress” ever sold at auction, Ripley’s told The Post.

When Monroe asked costume designer Jean Louis to make a dress for her, she told him,

I want you to design a truly historical dress, a dazzling dress that’s one-of-a-kind,