FLORENCE: Marilyn + Ferragamo

In her stocking feet, iconic American actress Marilyn Monroe was a tiny 5′ 3″, but with the help of Italian shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo’s heels, she spent most of her time on camera at a comparatively lofty 5′ 7″. Until January 28th, Florence’s Salvatore Ferragamo Museum is honoring the 50th anniversary of the star’s death with ‘Marilyn,’ a lovingly curated collection of photographs, video clips, costumes, and of, course, shoes. Monroe personally owned multiple pairs of Ferragamo pumps, pointy toed and constructed using half wood and half metal for comfort. Black, tan, red sequined, the exact design created for Monroe is still in production and remains a timelessly chic style. The items on display come from multiple private collections and have never been shown all together, so if you’re a fan of either of these legends, be sure to check out this intimate exhibit. xx Ashley Churchill

‘Marilyn’ at Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

Piazza di Santa Trinita, 5  50123 Florence, Italy

39 055 3562455

Through January 28, 2013

Photos Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo Museum



  1. I love the style of Marilyn. The style, fashion trend she has brought to people really awesome.

  2. Silvano

    The top photo was taken in 1962 (not 1952), shortly before she died.

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