If you thought Kim Kardashian pulling one of the most iconic dresses of all time from its permanent home at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum in Florida to wear for five minutes on the Met Gala 2022 carpet was already intense, we have some news for you. Kim has now taken her infatuation with Marilyn Monroe one step further as the proud owner of… some of the late star’s hair?
In a post shared by the museum on Instagram, we discover that Ripley’s presented Kim with some of Marilyn’s hair before her big red carpet stunt. “During @KimKardashian’s Met Gala dress fitting at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! HQ, our team surprised her with a silver box that contained an actual lock of Marilyn’s iconic platinum hair,” the museum’s official account shared. “The Ripley’s team also filled her Met Gala dressing room with a trove of Marilyn Monroe and JFK memorabilia to help inspire her look.”
In the video, we see the Ripley’s team gift Kim a silver Tiffany box with a piece of Marilyn’s hair inside. Kim looks shocked at the reveal and then graciously thanks the team for the (admittedly odd) gift while one employee says, “You can clone her.” (Please don’t, Kim.)
“Thank you so much. This is so cool… Wow, this is sleeping with me every night. Sorry, babe,” Kim says after receiving the box, referring to boyfriend Pete Davidson, who attended the Met Ball with Kim and also can be heard calling the gift “awesome” in the video.
Kim worked with the Ripley’s team to acquire the Jean-Louis gown the late icon wore to infamously sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to JFK in 1962 and wore the piece on the Met Gala carpet, only to change into a replica once she made it up the steps due to the dress’s fragility and preciousness. The dress previously sold for $1 million in 1999 and $5 million in 2016, and now lives as part of the Ripley’s permanent collection.
Marilyn’s original dress didn’t fit, and Kim went to some very questionable measures to fit into it in time for the party. The star also took her Marilyn look one step further by bleaching her hair to a soft blonde like the silver screen star’s. Congrats, Kim! Enjoy that… piece of hair.
Watch Ripley’s video with Kim below: