Fashion

10.10.13

Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery Records to be Auctioned Off; Cara Delevingne May Star in Amanda Knox Film

and Net-a-Porter could be for sale again.

Marilyn Monroe's Plastic Surgery Records to be Auctioned Off: Next month, a set of six X-rays and a series of doctor’s notes that show the late Marilyn Monroe underwent the knife will be auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The items, which have been provided to the auction house by Southern California plastic surgeon Norman Leaf, are expected to earn between $15,000 and $30,000. "They had put a chin implant in and it was made of carved bovine cartilage," Leaf told Reuters regarding Monroe's cosmetic surgery in 1950. "They didn't have silicone chin implants in those days." The x-rays and medical information initially belonged to plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin, who began working with Leaf in 1975. "Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation - did she or didn't she?" Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, told the NY Daily News. "They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn't want to believe." [Reuters]

Cara Delevingne May Star in Amanda Knox Film: Her acting career just keeps on booming! The Mirror reports that Cara Delevingne has been cast in the upcoming film, The Face of an Angel, about Amanda Knox. Although Delevingne won't be playing Knox, it is reported that she will have a major role in the movie. “Getting Cara is a real coup for the film but is also brilliant for her career," a source tells the Mirror. "It proves she’s an in-demand actress and will help to boost her career Stateside." [Mirror]

Net-a-Porter Could Be For Sale Again: Luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter may be up for sale again, only a little over three years after it was last purchased by Compagnie Financière Richemont. WWD speculates that Net-a-Porter is in talks with Yoox.com about either a merger, or a purchase of the site, after industry sources confirmed that earlier this year Yoox was looking into aquiring Net-a-Porter. Although it has yet to be confirmed, a sale to a more digitally-focused company would make sense, since Net-a-Porter's quickly growing online and social platforms are out of the norm for Richemont's work. [WWD]

Anna Piaggi's Hat Was Stolen From Her Exhibit in Milan Last Month: The late Anna Piaggi, who was the focus of an exhibit in Milan last month, is probably rolling in her grave. A hat -- designed by photographer Bill Cunningham in his millinery days -- was stolen from Milan's Palazzo Morando, where the exhibit of Piaggi's hat collection was taking place. “We tried to keep this unpleasant event secret until the end of the exhibition, but it’s leaking out,” her nephew, Stefano Piaggi told WWD. “We reported the theft but we didn’t get any news yet.” [The Cut]