Marilyn Monroe in Prague

30. 5. 2013 - 20. 9. 2013

A unique exhibition called Marilyn presents the fashion icon and cultural phenomenon through all available mediums

Between May 30th and September 20th, 2013 the Riding School of the Prague Castle will host a traveling exhibition on the theme of Marilyn Monroe prepared by the Italian museum Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and the Armentano Company.

For the past year, the exhibition has been in Florence, Italy, as part of the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Monroe's untimely, and mysterious, death at the age of 36. The idea behind the exhibition was to show Marilyn Monroe as something more intricate and sophisticated than the stereotypical celluloid seductress she is often portrayed as being. The exhibition will include 30 pairs of shoes and over 50 outfits from the actress’s wardrobe, worn on the set of her most important movies, in her personal life and in public; clothing and accessories that over time – as with anything she touched – have become cult objects sought after by collectors around the world and sold at auctions for astronomical prices. Besides clothes and handmade shoes also yet unpublished photographs and excerpts from Marilyn Monroe's diaries will be on display.

Specific attention is devoted to twentieth century art (Warhol, Klein, Rotella and Canevari) and classical art (Soldani, Dandini, Susini, Furini and Canova), on which Monroe’s pop image relies for the figurative archetypes necessary to eternalise her effigy.