Bob Mackie, designer who sketched famous Marilyn Monroe dress, says it was a 'big mistake' for Kim Kardashian to wear it

Early in his career, Mackie worked as a sketch artist for Paramount costumier Edith Head, and Jean Louis, for whom he illustrated the skin-tight gown worn by Monroe when she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy in 1962.

She styled the dress with blonde, slicked-back hair -- possibly a reference to Monroe's signature platinum locks -- and a white stole.

The museum and events franchise Ripley's Believe It or Not! lent Kardashian the dress, having bought it at an auction in 2016 for $4.8 million. No adjustments were allowed to be made to the original gown, according to her agreement with Ripley's.

"Thank you Ripley's Believe It or Not! for giving me the opportunity to debut this evocative piece of fashion history for the first time since the late Marilyn Monroe wore it. I am forever grateful for this moment," she added

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