Kim Kardashian is unlikely to become a “Mackie Doll” anytime soon.
Bob Mackie Slams Kim Kardashian, The reality TV star and businesswoman made headlines earlier this month when she wore the legendary dress of late actress Marilyn Monroe when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962 at the 2022 Met Gala.
Bob Mackie, the famed fashion designer and customer, served as an assistant to fellow fashion designer Jean Louis when he designed Monroe’s dress. Mackie offered his reaction to Kardashian wearing the dress Monroe made famous so many years ago while promoting the new film series Follow the Thread, and he didn’t mince words.
Bob Mackie Slams Kim Kardashian
Mackie told Entertainment Weekly, “I think that was a tremendous mistake.” “[Marilyn] was incredible. Nobody takes pictures like that. It was also done for her. It was made specifically for her. That clothing should not be seen on anyone else.”
This isn’t the first time Mackie has spoken openly about his emotions against the Kardashian-Jenner family. Last year, the designer told Page Six that the Kardashians are “just famous for being famous,” alluding to how many times the reality TV family has looked to imitate Mackie’s outfits for Cher “line for line, beat for beat.”
On social media, people were split on whether or not Kardashian should wear the legendary gown worn by Monroe. Some people applauded Kim Kardashian for making this remark and bringing such a significant piece of fashion to the Met Gala’s worldwide stage. On the other hand, others felt that wearing the dress by anyone else was disrespectful to Monroe’s legacy.
Even though the reality star was chastised for wearing the dress, Kardashian has never apologized for her fashion gaffe. Instead, she doubled down on her comparisons by uploading a photo of herself wearing another Monroe-inspired gown, this time a Norman Norell creation that the actress wore to the 1962 Golden Globes.