Marilyn Monroe’s estate is happy that 41-year-old reality star, Kim Kardashian wore her dress to the Met Gala. President/CMO of Authentic Brands Group Nick Woodhouse, who runs Monroe’s estate, told TMZ, the late star would have celebrated the rewear and cited the similarities between the two powerhouse women.

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The Skims founder wore the same dress Monroe wore while famously singing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962.

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Some critics were upset she wore the prestigious dress to an outing where it could be ruined. The dress originally cost $12,000 and was created around Marilyn Monroe, who was sewn into it as it was made. However after former Mrs. West walked the red carpet, she changed into a replica dress for the actual event.