Marilyn Monroe: The Legacy of a Legend Exhibition

Marilyn Monroe lookalike Suzie Kennedy at the Marilyn Monroe: Legacy of a Legend launch party (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Design Centre)

Marilyn Monroe: The Legacy of a Legend Exhibition is a curated look at Marilyn Monroe’s never seen before personal treasures and original costumes, on display in London, England, at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour through June 20, 2016. The exhibition, a collaborative with Julien’s Auctions, offers a glimpse of the Marilyn Monroe property available at auction November 19 – 20, in Los Angeles, California.

The exhibition and auction celebrate Marilyn Monroe in what would have been her 90th year. Showcasing the high glamour of 1950s Hollywood, the exhibition features iconic fashion pieces from the David Gainsborough-Roberts collection, including the sheer beaded dress from ‘Some Like It Hot’ and original costumes from notable films like ‘Niagara’ and ‘No Business Like Show Business’. In a stunning contrast between her personal life and her dazzling public persona, Marilyn Monroe: The Legacy of a Legend Exhibition takes a behind-the-scenes look at the screen actress’s life through personal papers from the estate of Lee Strasberg including selections from Marilyn’s journals and hand written letters. These are complemented by her favorite jewelry, watches and accessories.

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is best known as a world-leading destination for excellence in luxury interiors, and cutting-edge design. “Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour embraces and celebrates all creative expression, so we’re delighted to present such a multi-dimensional exhibition to the public for the first time. We’re curating it in a truly immersive and innovative way,” says Claire German, managing director of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of high profile celebrity and entertainment memorabilia.

Scenes from the opening of Marilyn Monroe: The Legacy of a Legend Exhibition on May 25th:

The Marilyn Monroe collection will make a worldwide tour prior to the November auction in Los Angeles:

  • June 25th – July 25th, 2016 at Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, Co. Kildare, Ireland
  • On the high seas aboard Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2
    Departs New York August 9, 2016
    Arrives Southampton August 16, 2016

More dates and locations to be announced.