KIM Kardashian has arrived at the 2022 Met Gala, but her $5M dress wasn't met with total praise.
Many fans slammed her as a 'Marilyn Monroe copycat' as she debuted her new BLONDE hair alongside Pete Davidson.
Last weekend, Kim and her boyfriend Pete Davidson were spotted leaving the tourist hotspot Ripley's Believe It or Not!, where they spent three hours of their time.
The famed attraction is home to the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore when she famously sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in 1962 – dubbed the "world's most expensive dress."
Now, it appears Kim was indeed scoping out the iconic look for herself – even bleaching her hair blonde to match for the 2022 Met Gala.
Boyfriend Pete, 28, grew his hair out in a beard to escort Kim, though compared to her long train of incredibly bold Met Gala moments – some fans weren't on board.
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Though fans earlier noted the late actress's $5million ensemble would match this year's "gilded glamour" theme, many found it offputting.
"Imagine comparing Kim Kardashian to THE Marilyn Monroe? Oh my god……" one Twitter user wrote.
"We’ve gone from Beyonce being the last to arrive… to Kim Kardashian," blasted another.
"I wanted bigger fluffy hair, not that stupid slick back bun," lamented a third.
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Kim spoke about her classic film-era couture on the red carpet.
"This is Marilyn Monroe's dress," Kim said during a live stream as Pete quietly paced behind her.
The now BLONDE megastar continued, "I had this idea to put it on and try it on and they came with armed guards and it didn't fit me, so I said give me three weeks – I had to lose 16 pounds… it was such a challenge, like a role."
"I was determined to fit it."
Kim then added in a chat that will likely make headlines for weeks to come: "I'm going to stay blonde for a while" as Pete joked, "She didn't let me wear my propellor hat, but it's fine."
The moment was also major as it was the couple's red carpet debut.
KIM'S GLOWING MET GALA PAST
Kim turned heads in a Met Gala outfit last year as she wore an S&M-inspired Balenciaga ensemble that included a mask over their entire head.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians alum completed the look with high boots and long gloves.
The prestigious fundraiser was given the theme "America: A Lexicon Of Fashion" at the Big Apple's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Kim then pulled out all the stops for her second outfit in a black-gloved Balenciaga catsuit with matching sunglasses.
She also pulled out all the stops for her 2019 Met Gala look by wearing a sexy number designed by late fashion mogul Thierry Mugler.
Matching the theme, "Camp: Notes on Fashion," Kim opted for a skin-tight dress designed to appear as if she had just stepped out of the ocean.
Mugler hadn't designed a collection of his own since 2003, but he stepped out of retirement to create the gown for the reality star.
"He envisioned me as this California girl stepping out of the ocean, wet, dripping,” Kim said when interviewed by Vogue on the Met red carpet.
Social media reacted with awe at Kim's stunning look when she debuted it on the red carpet.
"I think about Kim Kardashian's waist in that Mr Mugler's dripping wet dress 24/7," one user said at the time.
"Your makeup matches not only your skin tone but also the dress so well that s*** is crazy. And your hair looks wet, probably isn’t. it’s probably magic. Well done," another wrote.
Kim wasn't the only Kardashian in attendance.
Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian were invited to the Met Gala for the first time.
Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kris Jenner were also in attendance.
Khloe stunned in a gold beaded gown, though some fans slammed her look as boring.
"This is why Kourtney and Khloe ain’t ever been invited before," one fan blasted on Twitter.
"Yeesh….look at Khloe not trying to be seen lmaooo," blasted another.
"Is that Khloe next to her??? that’s her met gala debut??? She ain’t never going to be invited again," wrote a third as she arrived with Kylie, 24.
The theme this year is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” — following last year’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” — and the dress code called for “gilded glamour.”
Kourtney attended the fashion event with fiancé Travis Barker on her arm.
The duo donned matching skirts, smiling, kissing and holding hands as they strutted down the red carpet.
One Twitter user quipped: "Kourtney looks like her Spanx are showing."
Another critic joked: "Kourtney looks like she’s about to be right back with water for the table before she takes the drink order."
A third Twitter hater wrote: "Kourtney’s theme is “travis”"
Another wrote: "kourtney babe travis ate you alive"
Kylie's look was perhaps the most out of the box, and not everyone loved it.
She hit the carpet in an Off-White wedding gown, accessorizing with a white baseball cap with a veil on it.
The dress was a hit among some critics, but not fans watching along at home.
"Kylie is giving very much wedding," one fan wrote as the images of her dress flowed across Twitter.
"She looks like she’s about to get married…" wrote another.
Other fans were shocked by the "audacity" of the outfit in general.
"it’s definitely an outfit.." one Twitter user wrote as a fourth noted: "the audacity to wear a snap back to the met (?!!)"
Kris, meanwhile, channeled Jackie Kennedy with her look, sporting a short hairstyle with fringe and the ends of her hair flipped outward.
She wore a yellow Oscar de la Renta gown to the New York fashion event.
The Kardashian momager was the first of her family to arrive on the red carpet.
She smiled as she waited on her children.
Kendall's look was also a favorite among fans.
She stepped out in a black gown with a sheer bodice and ruffled black bottom.
Her chest was on full display amid rumors she secretly went under the knife for a boob job.
Kendall wore her long brown hair – apparently dyed from the red shade she's been sporting – sleeked down in the front and tucked behind her ears.
She kept her makeup simple, opting for long dark lashes and natural-looking pink lips.
Her eyebrows appeared to be bleached, making them almost invisible.
She accessorized the look with a subtle pair of dangling earrings.
Fans flocked to Twitter to celebrate Kendall's style, calling her look "gorgeous."
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