Kim Kardashian revealed the lengths she went to while transforming into Marilyn Monroe.

Kim wore Marilyn’s original 60-year-old dress while walking the 2022 Met Gala red carpet, which kicked off in New York on May 2 with the theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” Marilyn wore the Bob MackieWhile famously singing Happy Birthday Mr. President, look. John F. Kennedy1962

Talking with Vogue at the event, the SKIMS founder shared that she had to lose 16 pounds in three weeks to be able to fit into the dress. “It was such a challenge,” Kim, 41, said. It was like playing a part. “I was determined to be a part of it.”

She told the outlet that she had the dress flown on a private plane from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Orlando, Fla. for a fitting at her house. 

Kim said that the dress was carried by guards. Kim also recalled having to put gloves on to get it to fit. I always believed she was very curvy. In places she was larger, I thought I would be smaller. I also imagined that I could look smaller at times. “I wanted to cry when I realized it wasn’t right for me. It can’t be modified at all.”