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 book – simply titled Marilyn – is edited by museum director Stefania Ricci and art critic Sergio Risaliti, and features imagery of the actress from throughout her life and career; on film sets, at home, and in public. It’s due to hit shelves on September 25.

The special tribute, which has been put together by museum director Stefania Ricci and art critic Sergio Risaliti, will also include unseen photographs of Marilyn Monroe.

Two bombshells….with Gina Lollobrigida

 Screen icon: Marilyn was one of the most photographed women in the world.

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.

Biggest fan: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell wear shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo in a scene from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

A wardrobe to die for: The exhibit features 30 pairs of shoes and over 50 outfits belonging to Marilyn.

Monroe’s Ferragamo shoes were sourced from international antique markets and auctions.

 Simply Marilyn: The actress still has a huge influence on the fashion industry and her look is emulated by women across the world.

The exhibit features numerous images and film clips of the actress throughout her life and career.

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.

The Marilyn Monroe exhibition is on at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, Florence, Italy till Jan 28 next year. 

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