Kim Kardashian has a lock of Marilyn Monroe hair
A very unique keepsake. Kim Kardashian couldn’t keep the vintage dress she borrowed for the 2022 Met Gala – but she received a special gift linked to the dress’s original owner, Marilyn Monroe.
The Skims founder, 41, received a lock of Monroe’s hair from Ripley’s Believe or Not! The museum allowed her to borrow the famous Jean Louis dress for the Met Gala on Monday, May 2.
“We really enjoyed her partnership and felt she was a great partner with Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so that we could tell the story of Marilyn Monroe to a new generation,” Amanda Carpentervice president of publishing and licensing for Ripley’s, said exclusively We Weekly Tuesday, May 3. “We have 25,000 exposures at Ripley’s, and when we work with partners, we also want to show them our quirky side – and so that’s the gift we chose to give her.”
the keeping up with the Kardashians alum looked thrilled to receive the gift in a video obtained by Go to Hollywood. “Oh my God, I’m literally going to do some crazy voodoo bullshit [to] channel it,” the reality star joked. “It’s so special to me. Thank you so much. It’s so cool. Wow, it’s sleeping with me every night.
Kardashian only wore the dress for a short time, changing into a replica after posing on the Metropolitan Museum of Art red carpet. Monroe wore the original look in 1962 when she sang “Happy Birthday” to then-President John F. Kennedy.
Ripley’s bought the dress – based on a sketch by Bob Mackie – for $4.6 million in 2016, making it one of the most expensive dresses in the world.
“I think we can all say that [Kim] looks stunning in the dress,” Joiner said We. “Obviously, we think Marilyn Monroe was such an icon of her time, and we think Kim Kardashian really is the fashion icon of today.”
the Selfish the author said vogue corresponding La La Anthony that she came up with the Monroe-themed idea after last year’s Met Gala, which took place in September 2021 after being postponed from its usual May date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I thought to myself, what would I have done for the American theme if it hadn’t been the Balenciaga look?” Kardashian explained. “What is the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe.
According to Ripley’s, the dress is now valued at $10 million, so it’s no surprise that a “security detail” was on hand while the dress was not in storage. Still, the company was thrilled to collaborate with Kardashian on a one-of-a-kind fashion moment.
“We are convinced that this dress is the most famous piece of clothing in 20th century culture,” Joiner said. We. “And we really felt that having Kim wear the dress allowed us to share the story of Marilyn Monroe.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper