Whoopi Goldberg x Marilyn Monroe x Mana Contemporary
Whoopi Goldberg has been making mad fashion waves lately. At NYFW SS17, she sat front-row at Hood by Air, Thom Browne, Opening Ceremony, Gypsy Sport and a bunch more. Not long ago VIVISXN even spotted her sporting Rick Owens gear in the West Village near HOTOVELI. On Monday, she kicked off her new season of “The View” wearing a Vetements hoodie with the text “may the bridges I burn light the way” emblazoned across it. Now she’s extending her fashion foray with an exhibition of Marilyn Monroe‘s dresses, drawings, poems, vintage film footage and other paraphernalia at the Mana Contemporary (curated by her) in Jersey City. “The image of Marilyn Monroe the icon endures and strengthens as time goes by, but her personal life remains a mystery,” says Whoopi. “With this exhibition I wanted to show a glimpse of the woman behind the icon using, before now, never-before-seen images, some of her personal writings, and some pieces of her artwork.” Actually, Whoopi has always been a wardrobe pioneer, especially when she played Guinan in Star Trek. Remember all those futuristic duds that resembled Damir Doma, Demobaza and Ann Demeulemeester that Whoopi wore so well in the sci-fi franchise? She knows exactly what’s chic and we’re delighted that she’s bringing avant-garde fashion to the The View‘s viewership. Her Marilyn Monroe exhibit, called “Marilyn: Character Not Image,” offers insight into the late sex symbol’s temperament, fashion sense and psychological quirks. The show is open until Oct. 22 at Mana Contemporary.