Ripley’s May Have Unknowingly Given Kim Kardashian a Fake Lock of Marilyn Monroe’s Hair

Ripley’s May Have Unknowingly Given Kim Kardashian a Fake Lock of Marilyn Monroe’s Hair

Kim Kardashian’s newest one-of-a-kind possession won’t be so uncommon.

After Ripley’s Consider It Or Not! gifted the Kardashians star, 41, a supposed lock of Marilyn Monroe’s hair, Monroe historian Scott Fortner debunked the information on Friday — and he has the (literal) receipts to show it.

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“Information Alert: Marilyn Monroe Hair Gifted to Kardashian by Ripley’s is Faux,” Fortner wrote on Instagram. “Who styled Marilyn’s hair for the JFK gala: Robert Champion or Kenneth Battelle?”

He shared a screenshot from Ripley’s web site, that includes a show of the hair, which was supposedly authenticated by College Archives founder John Reznikoff. They claimed the hair was minimize from Monroe’s head by hairstylist Robert Champion forward of her iconic Madison Sq. Backyard efficiency for President John F. Kennedy’s birthday on Might 19, 1962, three months earlier than her demise.

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“Information Flash: Robert Champion didn’t minimize and magnificence Marilyn’s hair for the JFK gala,” Fortner wrote. “It was truly the one and solely ‘Mr. Kenneth’ (Battelle) who had the honors. Battelle is chargeable for Marilyn’s well-known coiffure from that evening, as documented by a receipt from Lilly Dache Magnificence Salon.”

Reps for Ripley’s Consider It Or Not! and Reznikoff didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

Kardashian has confronted blended responses after sporting Monroe’s iconic gown from her well-known “Completely satisfied Birthday, Mr. President” efficiency to the 2022 Met Gala.

Fortner beforehand advised PEOPLE that Kardashian sporting the gown, which Ripley’s purchased for $4.81 million in 2016, is “trigger for concern” as “the material for the gown was actually sculpted to [Monroe’s] physique to exactly match each curve.”

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“Whereas I perceive the enchantment of desirous to put on such an iconic robe, it might probably’t be dismissed or missed that anybody apart from Marilyn Monroe sporting the well-known ‘Completely satisfied Birthday Mr. President’ gown could be trigger for concern for a number of causes,” Fortner stated, including: “The gown was custom-made for Marilyn Monroe. It is not an off-the-rack garment.”

Monroe’s property has since stated that the late icon would approve of Kardashian’s rewear on the Met Gala, based on TMZ.

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Previous to the follicle confusion, Kardashian thanked Ripley’s for loaning her the gown within the first place.

“Thanks Ripley’s Consider It or Not! for giving me the chance to debut this evocative piece of vogue historical past for the primary time for the reason that late Marilyn Monroe wore it. I’m eternally grateful for this second. ✨🕊,” she wrote on Instagram final week.

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