Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo pay tribute to biggest fan Marilyn Monroe with exhibition of classic pieces from her iconic wardrobe
12:42 GMT, 5 September 2012
It’s been over 50 years since her tragic death,and Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo are marking the anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing with an exhibition of classic memorabilia and previously unseen photographs of the screen icon.
The exhibit, which is being held at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, features numerous images and film clips of the actress throughout her life and career.
The special tribute, which has been put
together by museum director Stefania Ricci and art critic Sergio
Risaliti, will also include 30 pairs of shoes and over 50 outfits from
the actress’s wardrobe.
Iconic: A special exhibition featuring classic and unseen photographs of Marilyn Monroe is being held at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence
A wardrobe to die for: The exhibit features 30 pairs of shoes and over 50 outfits belonging to Marilyn
The gorgeous pink ensemble Marilyn dons in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is on display, as well as the white dress she wore as she stood over a subway vent while filming The Seven-Year Itch, which recently sold for $4.6 million at auction.
Documents belonging to Marilyn are also featured, including a hand written order for a purchase of several pairs of Ferragamo footwear.
Marilyn, who was just 36 when she was
found dead in her bedroom in August 1962, was a big fan of Ferragamo shoes and
owned dozens of pairs.
Infamous: The white dress which Marilyn wore in The Seven-Year Itch will also be featured
Simply Marilyn: The actress still has a huge influence on the fashion industry and her look is emulated by women across the world
Biggest fan: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell wear shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo in a scene from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
In fact the actress is credited with putting
Ferragamo's four inch-heel pumps on the map.
Fifty years after her death, Marilyn still has a huge influence on the fashion industry and her look is emulated by women across the world.
Many modern stars count Marilyn as one of their biggest influences, even the likes of the always flamboyant Lady Gaga, who tweeted on what would have been Marilyn's 86th birthday, Lady Gaga tweeted 'Happy Birthday Marilyn – They'll never take our blonde hair and lipstick,' along with a picture of herself, Monroe-like.
A special catalogue which compiles images from the exhibition, will go on sale on September 25.
Screen icon: Marilyn was one of the most photographed women in the world
A special catalogue detailing the exhibition, titled Marilyn, will go on sale on September 25