This story has been updated from the original version. Earlier, it included a falsified Instagram image, which has been removed.
Over the weekend, Kim Kardashian West shared a few of the Christmas gifts she and Kanye West put under the tree for their oldest child, North West. Among them, rather unconventionally, were some of Michael Jackson’s personal items — including a jacket and a white hat. Kardashian West posted photos of the presents on her Instagram story, captioning the hat picture: “Along with the jacket, North also got Michael’s “Smooth Criminal” hat."
Regardless of the motivation behind the gifts, one thing is certain: Kardashian West is building one hell of a fashion archive for her daughter. Two years ago, she told her fans on Snapchat that she set aside specific items for North — even what her then-boyfriend, now-husband threw out because he deemed it 'uncool.'
“The fun part is, I kept everything, all for memories,” Kardashian West said on Snapchat, “and when Kanye thought he cleaned out my closet, I kept it all secretly for my daughter one day.” It’s a motive she’s had ever since Kanye invited a stylist to clean out her closet in 2012, which cameras caught for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In the episode, West holds up an oversized fur-lined purse headed for the chopping block, but Kardashian West quickly defends it. “But shouldn’t I just keep this for, like, my daughter one day?” she asks.
Apparently, the answer is always yes.