Kim Kardashian gifted ‘fake’ Marilyn hair, Monroe expert claims

Kim Kardashian gifted ‘fake’ Marilyn hair, Monroe expert claims

This present is perhaps a “faux” — imagine it or not.

Kim Kardashian rocked generations of followers when she stepped out on the Met Gala crimson carpet carrying one in all Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic seems to be.

The gown was a loaner from Ripley’s Consider it Or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida, which reportedly additionally stunned the 41-year-old actuality TV star with what they claimed to be a lock of the legendary blonde bombshell’s platinum hair.

Nonetheless, Monroe historian Scott Fortner claims to have debunked Ripley’s story, and will have the receipt to show it.

“Information Alert: Marilyn Monroe Hair Gifted to Kardashian by Ripley’s is Faux,” Fortner declared on Instagram. On Friday, the collector re-shared Ripley’s clip of Kardashian accepting her present, adopted by a screenshot from the museum’s web site, and what Fortner claims to be a photograph of a 1962 hair salon receipt — placing the hair-loom’s origins into query.

Fortner is alleged to maintain the world’s largest non-public assortment of Monroe’s property and archives, in keeping with his web site TheMarilynMonroeCollection.com, the place he additionally shared a weblog put up billing Kardashian’s Monroe lock as “faux.”

In accordance with Ripley’s, the “lock was clipped by her hairstylist Robert Champion simply previous to her Madison Sq. Backyard efficiency,” when she famously crooned “Completely happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy.

Ripley’s Consider It or Not! museum claimed to have a lock of Marilyn Monroe’s hair from her hairstyling proper earlier than her efficiency at JFK’s birthday gala at Madison Sq. Backyard. Instagram/@marilynmonroecollecti

Marilyn Monroe skilled Scott Fortner shared what he claims to be a receipt from the hairstyling appointment the actress had within the days surrounding the gala. Instagram/@marilynmonroecollecti

The museum notes that the lock from the starlet’s signature blonde bob was “authenticated by John Reznikoff, one of the revered and trusted consultants within the subject of hair amassing.”

However Fortner scholar has alleged that hairstylist Champion by no means touched Monroe’s hair on that notorious evening.

“Paul Fraser Collectibles offered the hair in 2019,” he defined within the caption of his put up. “Their description for the lot: ‘Simply hours earlier than her efficiency, Monroe visited her private hairdresser Robert Champion on the Coiffures Americana Magnificence Salon, housed inside the luxurious division retailer Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue.’ ”

He continued, “One may assume the hair given to KK was a part of this lot of hair that was minimize by Robert Champion ‘simply previous to her MSG efficiency.”

“Information Flash: Robert Champion didn’t minimize and elegance Marilyn’s hair for the JFK gala. It was really the one and solely ‘Mr. Kenneth’ (Kenneth Battelle) who had the honors,” Fortner testified on social media.

“Battelle is answerable for Marilyn’s well-known coiffure from that evening, as documented by a receipt from Lilly Dache Magnificence Salon… The receipt, dated Could 25, 1962 listing a ‘Hair Gown’ and references Could 18 and 19, 1962. Could nineteenth was the date of the Kennedy gala. The underside the receipt reads, ‘Kenneth Providers at house Fri + Saturday.’ Marilyn paid $150.00 for the service,” the skilled defined.

Ripley’s, Reznikoff and Fortner didn’t instantly reply The Publish’s request for remark.

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