THE ‘LEGACY OF A LEGEND’
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, in collaboration with Julien’s Auctions, hosted a new exhibition that gave the British public the rare opportunity to see original film costumes, jewellery and personal items from Marilyn Monroe’s life and work. Extraordinary highlights from the screen icon’s film career included the sheer beaded dress she wore in ‘Some Like it Hot’ and ‘No Business Like Show Business’ from the David Gainsborough Roberts collection; and her journals, handwritten letters, poetry and watercolours from the Lee Strasberg estate. As the nerve centre of many forms of creative expression, the Design Centre is the perfect environment for an exhibition of this calibre.
The stars come out for starlet
The cool brigade turned up in force to celebrate the launch of Marilyn Monroe: The Legacy of a Legend. The glamorous cocktail reception and private view was attended by the brightest names from design, fashion and style including US actress and director Linda Gray, hat maker Philip Treacy and interior designers Nina Campbell and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill. Model and DJ Daisy Lowe kept the party atmosphere going on the decks.