The post quotes the dress’s owner, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, who at the time claimed “great care was taken to preserve this piece of pop culture history. With input from garment conservationists, appraisers, and archivists,
The International Council of Museums commented that “historic garments should not be worn by anybody, public or private figures”. While the dress was the property of a private collector its heritage, they continued,
"This morning, Congressman Casten's beloved daughter, Gwen (17), passed away," the tweet from the Democrat, who was elected in 2018, read. "The Casten family requests privacy, and we will be issuing no further comment during this heartbreaking time."