The upcoming Cannes Film Festival from May 16-27, features Marilyn Monroe’s rare and exotic photographs. After the Cannes event, the exhibition has been set to tour the globe during 2012. The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death is going to coincide with exhibits. The legendary actress will be remembered in two more exhibits that open in Los Angeles and New York.
The festival has opened with the exhibit ‘Marilyn Forever’ which is brought forward by jeweler Chopard who honors Monroe and her beauty as well as her irresistible vulnerability. In this connection a new line of diamond jewelry will be exhibited with the inspiration of Marilyn Monroe. The jewelry collection has been designed by co-president of Chopard, and artistic director Caroline Scheufele. There will be display of 25 unseen photographs of Monroe which were selected out of 4000 photographs from photographer Green’s archive.
The tribute set consists of necklace and earrings set in heart shaped diamonds, briolette and brilliants. The jewelry with 210 carat diamonds is associated with Monroe forever. On Wednesday the 16th of May, during opening of the red carpet night the necklace was worn by Eva Herzigova.25 photographs were previewed by public at the Chopard Lounge at Hotel Martinez before touring to boutiques of Chopard. One of the photographs will be auctioned by Chopard on 24th of May joining with amfAR, a Foundation for AIDS Research, a nonprofit organization supports of AIDS research, and HIV prevention. The proceeds will benefit the organization.