It was a story of a camel blanket, a cosy cardigan and a movie star, the moment when Marilyn Monroe and Max Mara became an inseparable part of fashion history.
Monroe, photographed by George Barris in 1962, made the perfect muse and I was glad that, for once, her personality and charm were portrayed through clothes - not a book, or a documentary, but something tactile, something that gives you a feeling of warmth and sensuality when touching the skin.
To me, Marilyn was always about style - I loved the movies because of her and the way she dressed and moved. And who knows, maybe my love of all things feminine - the figure-fitted dresses, the little sweaters, the pencil skirts and classic pumps, the soft and cosy coats - were, subconsciously, rooted in my teenage memories of Some like it hot and Gentlemen prefer blondes.
Fall 2015 was one of the most classic and quietest Max Mara collections, but it was also one of the most beautiful and timeless they've ever given us. These clothes were made for women who have a little Marilyn in them, those who sincerely believe that "beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity..." as Marilyn once said.