The Marilyn Monroe Collection Travels to Italy for Ferragamo Exhibit

I’m thrilled to announce that items from the Marilyn Monroe Collection will be traveling to Florence, Italy next year to be showcased in what’s sure to be an exceptional exhibit, sponsored by Ferragamo.  Items from the MMC include Marilyn’s personal black cocktail dress.

Salvatore Ferragamo’s newest exhibition shines the spotlight on the seductive aura and allure of Marilyn Monroe. After “Greta Garbo. The mystery of style” illustrated The divine woman’s cool elegance last year, the Florentine luxury brand will tell the story of Marilyn Monroe, another unforgettable Hollywood icon.

The exhibition on Marilyn Monroe will be held in Florence from June 2012 to January 2013 at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, which in 1999 purchased 14 pairs of the actress’s shoes originally designed by the brand’s founder.

Through his shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo contributed to the legend Marilyn would become: they accentuated the innate and intense sensuality of the woman whom Salvatore likened to Venus, the Greek goddess of beauty.

In addition to the costumes she wore for her most celebrated roles, the exhibition will host works of art depicting Marilyn as a myth of unattainable and tormented beauty, a myth that moves us to empathy and enthralls us still today. 

Items from the Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection and the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts will also be highlighted.  This will be an exhibit that’s not to be missed.

Stay tuned for more news, information and photos from the exhibit.