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Marilyn Monroe’s New Footwear Collection Will Put Some Pep In Your Step

Submitted by on April 7, 2013 – 11:00 amOne Comment

Marilyn Monroe could talk the talk. And, 50 years after her death, fans may be able to walk that walk.

Just weeks after Macy’s debuted an exclusive Marilyn Monroe clothing collection, the creators behind the line have announced that they will also launch a number of footwear styles fashioned after the iconic blonde. Authentic Brands Group (the New York-based brand development company which owns the rights to the Marilyn Monroe estate) has joined forces with Will Rich Shoe Co. LLC to create the collection.

“Footwear was an obvious extension [for the Marilyn Monroe label],” Nick Woodhouse, president and chief marketing officer for Authentic Brands, told WWD. “It’s a great complement to an already-strong, $400 million business.”

Added Will Rich Shoe President and CEO Rich Brandt, “[When looking at any current trend], we found an actual picture of Marilyn wearing it [in the 1950s and ’60s]. “It’s amazing the different worlds that she lived in.”

Set to launch in September, the line will sell between $39 and $79 and will hopefully sell in a number of department stores, including  Nordstrom, Macy’s, Belk and Dillard’s. “Marilyn is fun and flirty, but she’s also glamorous and sophisticated,” Woodhouse told Footwear News. “It’s a little bit of both and it will touch on everything.”

Here’s hoping there’s a park of black sparkly pumps reminiscent of the ones Marilyn wore in Gentleman Prefer Blondes.

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