“We really appreciate her association and felt she was a great partner with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so we can retell the Marilyn Monroe story to a new generation,” Amanda Joiner, Ripley’s vice president of publishing and licensing, told Us Weekly.
“We have 25,000 exhibits at Ripley’s, and when we’re working with partners, we want to show them our quirky side as well, and that was the gift we chose to give her,” he added.
The member of Keeping Up With the Kardashians she seemed excited to receive the gift in a video featured by Access Hollywood. “Oh my gosh, I’m literally going to do some crazy voodoo to channel her,” the star joked. “This is very special to me. Thank you very much. This is great”.
Kardashian only wore the dress for a brief moment, after posing on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Monroe wore the original look in 1962 when she sang to him Happy birthday to the then president John F. Kennedy.
Ripley bought the dress, which was based on a Bob Mackie sketch, for $4.6 million in 2016, making it one of the most expensive dresses in the world.