Did Kim Kardashian Receive a Fake Lock of Marilyn Monroe’s Hair? Scoop Inside

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian was given a fake lock of Marilyn Monroe’s hair, claimed by an expert on the Hollywood icon. According to aceshowbiz.com, Scott Fortner, a historian and collector of the ‘Some Like It Hot’ star, refuted that Kim was presented with a real piece of Marilyn’s hair by Ripley’s ‘Believe It Or Not’.

This comes after they presented the 41-year-old Kim with a “silver box that contained an actual lock of Marilyn’s iconic platinum hair” at a fitting for her look at the 2022 Met Gala; the sparkly nude illusion gown, designed by Bob Mackie, which the ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’ star wore to serenade President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday in 1962.

Fortner, the collector of The Marilyn Monroe Collection, responded to the company’s Instagram post with a fact check. He wrote, “News Alert: Marilyn Monroe Hair Gifted to Kardashian by Ripley’s is Fake.”

Check out Ripley’s Post on Kim Kardashian getting Marilyn Monroe’s Hair

Also Read: Thor Love and Thunder: Chris Hemsworth Shows Asgard’s Power Couple Who Should’ve Attended the Met Gala

Referencing Ripley’s own website, Scott pointed out alleged falsehoods presented, such as a screenshot of an article that promised: “an exclusive look” of Kim getting ready and stated that the lock of hair “has been authenticated by John Reznikoff” and that the it was chopped off by hairstylist Robert Champion.

Fortner believed that Monroe’s stylist on that night was Kenneth Battelle and explained his reasoning with a receipt. He wrote in the caption, “One could assume the hair given to KK was part of this lot of hair that was cut by Robert Champion ‘just prior to her MSG performance. News Flash: Robert Champion did not cut and style Marilyn’s hair for the JFK gala. It was actually the one and only ‘Mr. Kenneth’ who had the honours,” he continued his argument, “Battelle is responsible for Marilyn’s famous hairstyle from that night, as documented by a receipt from Lilly Dache Beauty Salon.”

Fortner has since spoken out about Kim’s decision to sport the dress at the Anna Wintour planned bash since the dress was made to “precisely match every curve” of Marilyn’s frame. “While I understand the appeal of wanting to wear such an iconic gown, it can’t be dismissed or overlooked that anyone other than Marilyn Monroe wearing the famous ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ dress might be cause for concern for several reasons,” he said.

“The dress was custom-made for Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn stood nude as the fabric for the dress was literally sculpted to her body to precisely match every curve,” he continued, “The fabric, which is a flesh-coloured souffle gauze imported from France, was layered strategically so she wouldn’t need to wear undergarments.”

Kim Kardashian in Marilyn Monroe’s Dress

Also Read: Love Death and Robots Season 3 Trailer Reactions: Twitterati is Ready to Be Bewildered Again!

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.

Leave a Reply


The Perfect Family (2022) Review: Light-hearted and Entertaining

There's a lot of activity and humour throughout the The Perfect Family (La Familia Perfecta), and you'll be perched as eager and anxious as you can, considering what will occur straightaway.

Candy: Was She Found Guilty For Killing Betty Gore? What is She Doing Now? Here’s the Shocking Truth

Find out everything about Candy Montgomery after the trial, here,

My Liberation Notes Episode 12 Recap: Gu Is Left With No Choice Than To Part Ways With Mi-jeong

In My Liberation Notes Episode 12, Gu cannot ignore his past anymore and decides to go back to Seoul.

Doctor Strange Fans Share Memes and Reactions to ‘I Love You in Every Universe’ Line

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is out in theatres from May 6. The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and it stars...

Tomorrow Episode 14 Recap: Ryeon’s Past That We Wanted But Were Not Ready For

Tomorrow episode 14 gives us a very in-depth taste of Ryeon's life, but were we ready for it?

Next Story