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Fashion News: Ferragamo opens Marilyn Monroe exhibit

June 22, 2012 |  7:27 am

Ferragamo opened an exhibit on Marilyn Monroe at its  Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy
Ferragamo opened an exhibit on Marilyn Monroe this week at its Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy. The retrospective on the screen star includes photographs, documents (such as a handwritten order she placed for Ferragamo shoes), film clips and costumes, including the iconic sundress from "The Seven Year Itch" and the pink gown from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." The exhibition is to be open until Jan. 28. [Fashionista]

British supermodel Agyness Deyn and actor Giovanni Ribisi, one of the stars of Seth McFarlane's film "Ted," quietly married in Los Angeles. It would have stayed a secret if not for an employee of the Crown City News who recognized Ribisi in line at the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office and struck up a conversation. [Huffington Post]

Nicole Richie plans to launch her first fragrance, Nicole, this fall. It's described as having notes of amber, lily of the valley, rose, sandalwood and cashmere wood, among others. [WWD]

And Gucci is set to launch Gucci Premiere, a fragrance described as having "old Hollywood charm." Blake Lively is its celebrity face. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Essie Weingarten, who founded the popular Essie nail polish line in 1981, has opened a nail salon. It's in NYC, but we can hope that eventually the concept will make it to the West Coast. [Vogue]

Milan men's fashion week, scheduled to start Saturday, could face disruptions caused by planned train and subway strikes coupled with flight cancellations. (Some flights have already been canceled due to fear that the strike will prevent airport employees from getting to work.) [WWD]

Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. She's the first ambassador for the U.N's new "Fashion 4 Development" initiative, which aims to encourage fashion leaders to work on sustainable development. [Telegraph]


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Photo: Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in Manhattan on Sept. 9, 1954. Credit: Matty Zimmerman / Associated Press