“I tried it on, and it didn’t fit me. And so I looked at it, and I said ‘give me three weeks’,” she said.
“I had to lose 16 pounds (7kg) to be able to fit this, but it was such a challenge. I was determined to fit it.”
Kim Kardashian wore the Monroe dress during Monday's ceremonyDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
While many complimented her for her red carpet look, others criticised her for discussing her extreme diet.
Nicola Dall’Asen wrote a piece for Allure, saying that Kardian’s comments stated that “drastic weight loss isn’t just possible; it’s easy, and it’s glamorous”.
Dall’Asen also wrote that “there’s nothing inherently wrong with losing weight itself or wanting to lose weight”, “it’s the insistence that such drastic weight loss is an attainable goal that is worrisome here.”
Body image advocate and writer Stephanie Yeboah was also among the people to criticise Kardashian on Twitter, writing: “Kim Kardashian proudly saying she went on an extreme diet to lose a stone in three weeks to fit into a dress she was only allowed to wear for less than 10 minutes is frankly disgusting and irresponsible and unhinged but hey what do I know.”
is it not pretty twisted that Kim K just said she lost 16lbs to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress... and Marilyn is constantly touted as a 'plus size icon'? society's beauty ideals are a whoooole mess
Kim Kardashian talking about losing 16lb in 21 days for the Met Gala, calorie counts and *2000 a day warnings* appearing all over menus, and all of a sudden we are right back in 2004. Pray tell when will the first Special K advert decide to make an appearance?
kim k proudly talking about how she lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks is making me sick. like she has to know the influence she has over so many people and now so many young girls are gonna think that\u2019s a normal and acceptable thing when it\u2019s so extreme
— is that a promise (@is that a promise)
Kim Kardashian proudly saying she went on an extreme diet to lose a stone in three weeks to fit into a dress she was only allowed to wear for less than 10 minutes is frankly disgusting and irresponsible and unhinged but hey what do I know-