To commemorate what would what have been Marilyn Monroe’s 92nd birthday, the Lexington Hotel is set to debut the Norma Jean Suite (after Monroe’s given name) on June 1. The suite also happens to be the home Monroe briefly shared with baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, after the couple got married in 1954.
The Lexington Hotel brought on interior design firm Fringe to remodel the suite, which was previously known as the Centerfield Suite. The Norma Jean Suite measures 600 square feet, and has a cozy 200 square foot terrace.
The interior design firm has peppered the suite with details and finishes that recall Monroe and DiMaggio’s time at the Lexington. The pops of red throughout the apartment are supposedly a reference to her favorite lip colors; photos of her and DiMaggio are hung throughout the suite; a Louisville Slugger baseball bat is propped in the umbrella stand; and the walk-in closet here has Bloomingdales shopping bags as a reference to Monroe’s favorite store.
Other pre-war flourishes in the suite include the tufted grey velvet Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams sofa, a writing desk by Bernhardt which comes with a repurposed Chanel No.5 bottle used as a flower vase, and the monogramed Dorothy Draper cocktail glasses and vintage Dom Perignon Champagne bucket in the bar.
Monroe was reportedly living in this suite while she filmed her famous skirt-blowing scene in the “Seven-Year Itch,” which was filmed just a few blocks from the hotel. The Norma Jean suite is now going from $1,200/night. The New York Post first reported on the suite.