By THE NATION
The talented actress appeared in more than 30 films during her lifetime and enchanted audiences with her distinctive music recordings. Above all, Monroe is widely recognised as the incarnation of sensual beauty, embodying a timelessly elegant, but provocative style that is still admired and emulated today. The new Montblanc Muses Marilyn Monroe Special Edition includes a fountain pen, ballpoint and rollerball, taking inspiration from the glamorous life of a vulnerable and shy woman who lived her life in the limelight.
Every design detail of the Marilyn Monroe Special Edition evokes the film goddess’s signature style. The shape of the writing instrument is inspired by the four-inch heels Monroe favoured and that became characteristic of her personal style. The colour of the cap and barrel of the writing instrument is reminiscent of her red lipstick, created especially for the movie star. The rich red of the resin is paired with fittings coated in champagne gold to create a glamorous look, while the slanted cap top is decorated with the Montblanc emblem in champagne tone gold.
Among the few fashion accessories she wore was a single row of Akoya pearls given to her by her husband Joe DiMaggio. A single pearl adorns the pen’s clip as a reference to the passionate yet brief all-American romance between the actress and the baseball legend.
Beyond her screen appearances, Monroe’s voice had a distinctive quality that made songs like “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” unforgettable. Making reference to that famous song, the cone of the Special Edition writing instrument is engraved with diamond shapes alongside the signature of the style icon. The champagne tone gold-coated nib of the fountain pen features an engraved portrait of the legendary actress while the traditionally rounded hole of the nib is shaped as an actual heart.
Through the craftsmanship of the Muses Marilyn Monroe Special Edition, Montblanc pays a fitting tribute to a woman who continues to inspire.
The new Montblanc Muse's Marilyn Monroe Special Edition is available in Montblanc boutiques worldwide.
Find out more at www.Montblanc.com.