On Wednesday, M.A.C. announced that their newest makeup collection would honor Marilyn Monroe. While no stranger to collaboration—the cosmetic brand’s partnered with everyone from Barbie to Daphne Guinness—it does mark the first time they’ve collaborated post-humously (technically, with the star’s estate). The makeup, which launches in October, will include eyeshadow, liner, lipstick and nail polish.
Meanwhile, Getty Images Gallery is readying an exhibition of Monroe’s dresses in London. Opening March 9th, the exhibit will include never before seen images (which you can preview here) alongside costumes and her own wardrobe, on loan from collector David Gainsborough Roberts for the first time ever.
All of this, of course, comes on the heels of My Week With Marilyn, the Oscar-nominated flick that landed Michelle Williams an Oscar nomination and Eddie Redmayne a Burberry campaign. If Williams wins this weekend, we can only imagine the Monroe-related events—and products—that will emerge in 2012.
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