Clips from Marilyn Monroe’s films, featuring the costumes that were exhibited were shown at the exhibition
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence, Italy paid tribute to her, her beauty, and her stunning fashion with an exhibition.
“Everyone is a little in love with Marilyn Monroe, everyone thinks they know her,” he said, summing up the allure of Hollywood’s most famous blonde.
Salvatore Ferragamo is a luxury designer brand with some of the finest apparel, shoes & hand bags. The late Selvatore Ferragamo was known as the “shoemaker to the stars”, and Monroe was his most loyal customer. She owned 40 pairs of Ferragamo shoes and wore them in many of her famous scenes – from the rhinestone encrusted red heels in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to the white heels she stood in when her dress was blown up in The Seven Year Itch. The actress wore her Ferragamo pumps all the time, on and off the set. Funny thing is, Marilyn & Ferragamo never actually met.
“Although Ferragamo had never actually met the actress, he gathered from the shape of her foot that he was dealing with a complex personality, and he may even have come to certain conclusions based precisely on the shoes she chose: always the same model, simple but sexy, with a high heel …,” wrote the exhibition’s curators Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risaliti in their notes on the Marilyn Monroe retrospective.
Some of Marilyn’s Ferragamo shoes
This is so cool, I would love to visit this exhibition & browse the whole museum.
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