Sunday, August 5, 2012
Sole Sister Sunday: Marilyn's Shoes
Marilyn Monroe is one of the most recognizable popular culture ICONS of Film, Sexuality and Style. Although outwardly beautiful based on what I have read it it sad to think of the internal struggles she faced with fame, loneliness and self esteem issues. What a real trip it would have been to walk a mile in her shoes a size 7AA (US) 38-39 (Euro)
The luxury design house of Salvatore Ferragmo is honoring Marilyn with an exhibit in their museum in Florence, Italy from June 20-Jan 28, 2013.
On display are film clips, photos, international magazine covers, Monroe's original writings and 30 pairs of shoes and more than 50 outfits she wore on the set of her most popular movies, such as "Niagara", "Some Like It Hot" and "The Asphalt Jungle" as well as in her personal life.
She rocked a pair of Ferragamo steel reinforced stilettos in the film "Some Like It Hot" (1959). an estimated 30-40 pairs of shoes were created for Marilyn in the 1950's. She ordered her shoes via the Park Avenue store of Ferragamo's Shoe Salon in New York and was a loyal customer until the end of her life.
The company has re-issued replicas created from the last half of the 1950's in a range of colours and a big price tag of about $1,750 a far cry for the $44.95 she paid in the 1960's
It was an amazing experience to visit Palm Springs tribute to Marilyn and her iconic scene in "The Seven Year Itch" . The dress was created by costume designer William Travilla. I can't seem to locate who created the shoes. Anyone know?
Me & Marilyn - Palm Springs, CA
She left behind a legacy and an impression on people that has lasted over 50 years and shows no signs of slowing down.
To me she will ALWAYS represent what a Glamorous Hollywood STAR should be.
My & My Step-Daughters feet on Marilyn's Star in Palm Springs, CA
and she sure left some BIG shoes to fill for all that have came after her.