Johnny Depp has officially set the awesome present bar really high. According to an interview in Marie Claire UK’s August issue, the star gifted his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, a pair of Marilyn Monroe’s shoes.
While details are slim, Paradis told the British glossy:
“He spoils me. He actually bought me the Marilyn Monroe shoes. Monroe’s someone who touches me really deeply. I truly admire both actress and the singer that she was. I love Lazy and so many of her songs. She had a velvety voice.”
While we were reading and willing to go on a photo hunt through Paradis’ past ensembles to find the shoes in question, it turns out that she treasures them so dearly she won’t wear them outside. And though images of Marilyn’s Ferragamo’s are few and far between, we can tell you that a pair sold at auction in 1999 for the bargain price of $42,000 — though that was paid by Mr. Ferragamo himself who bought the shoes back for the brand’s museum collection in Italy. Another pair of shoes at the same auction went for $32,200 with commission — so we can only assume that Depp laid down a pretty penny for Paradis.