Aug 31, 2012 1:00PM

Intimate, Previously Unpublished Photos of Marilyn Monroe

Get up close and personal with Hollywood's biggest star in this new book from Salvatore Ferragamo.

Fifty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still a figure of beauty, tragedy and inspiration — just ask Salvatore Ferragamo. The label (which was one of Marilyn's favourites) has just opened an exhibition in Florence at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, dedicated to the best blonde ever, showing off dozens of the actress' dresses, personal photos, letters and, of course, an obscene amount of incredible shoes.

The Marilyn exhibition invites the audience into a more intimate world of the star, getting up close and personal with iconic objects and garments like the white dress that the New York subway grates blew upwards and the surprisingly sheer dress from Some Like It Hot, as well as sharing mementos and personal photos of Marilyn with people like her last husband, author Arthur Miller.

A book, edited by Stefania Ricci and Sergio Risaliti, is being released to accompany the exhibition, containing iconic, previously unpublished photographs, and you can preview some of the images in the gallery above before its release on 25 September.

In presenting the extensive collection of memorabilia, Salvatore Ferragamo not only pays tribute to one of cinema's most iconic and enduring actresses, but provides just a little more insight into what is also one of the most mysterious (as well as genuinely funny) personalities in Hollywood history. Marilyn forever!

via The Cut