Ferragamo Opens Marilyn Monroe Exhibit
Posted on June 22 2012
Ferragamo Opens ‘Marilyn’ Exhibit
This past Tuesday, the ‘Marilyn’,(as in Monroe) exhibit opened at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. A retrospective dedicated to the captivating star 50 years after her death, the exhibit features everything from photographs, primary documents (like a hand written order for Monroe’s shoes from Ferragamo), film clips, and costumes from her most iconic films (the shockingly sheer dress from Some Like It Hot, the pink number from Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, and that white dress that so famously blew up over a NYC subway grate from The Seven Year Itch among them). Monroe’s dress from ‘Some Like It Hot’ is even on display as is commentary by curators Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risaliti on Marilyn’s photographs. The exhibit makes a point to illustrate the classic art and sculpture Monroe There are plenty of shoes on exhibit as well-lots of them. After all, Ferragamo did get his start designing shoes for Hollywood’s biggest stars.