With London’s most well-heeled members of the fashion elite in town, a tribute to one of Hollywood’s famous starlets and fashion icons seems only natural.
That’s right, Marilyn Monroe is once again being immortalised in the capital, and this time it’s all about her style.
Outfits from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, There’s No Business Like Show Business, River of No Return and Some Like It Hot are set to go on display at the May Fair Hotel before going under the hammer at an auction.
The exhibition is held in collaboration with Beverly Hills’ über-posh Julien’s Auctions, and will run from 24 September to 21 October.
It will also feature dinner movie screenings and a bespoke collection of cocktails served in the hotel’s swanky bar, inspired by Marilyn’s films.
Sip on the Lorelei Lee – a mash-up of Courvoisier, Moët & Chandon, Cabernet Sauvignon, a cherry reduction and champagne foam – or try the Victoria Hoffman, made with Roku gin, Yuzu, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, spiced honey syrup and egg whites.
And yes, the tipples are very Insta-friendly.
For those of you who fancy catching one of Marilyn’s films, the screenings will take place on 27 September (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), 11 October (There’s No Business Like Show Business), 15 October (River of No Return) and on 18 October (Some Like It Hot).
Tickets will set you back 20 quid, but if you want to go all out, you can see a movie, have a drink and scoff a load of small plates for £49.