Brooklyn-born Rita Hayworth, “The Great American Love Goddess” as labeled by LIFE magazine lived an interesting life. When she married Prince Aly Khan in 1949, she became the first Hollywood actress to become a real princess. However, she is still remembered for her work, beauty and those long legs during Hollywood’s Golden Age throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s. With the Montblanc Rita Hayworth Limited Edition 46, luxury brand pays homage to her glamour and femininity.
The 46 on the limited edition pen acknowledges the release of black and white movie Gilda in 1946, the movie that made Hayworth into an international movie icon as a femme fatale. The barrel and the cap of the fountain pen in radiant green lacquer mimics the famous seductive satin gown in same color Hayworth wore on movie posters at the time. The barrel and cap also feature guilloched waves fashioned from 18 karat gold, while its clip is decorated with an orange citrine that evoke memories of her red hair.
Other details of the handcrafted pen includes an 18 karat gold nib with an engraved heart and a mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem on top of cap. It also boasts dazzling diamonds handset by Monblanc’s master stone setters on cap ring and cap top, a reference to tinsel town glamour Hayworth is famous for.
The Montblanc Rita Hayworth Limited Edition 46 is a special edition with just 46 pieces produced. Everything about the pen from its elegant design to technical detail tells the story of a Hollywood icon and a life lived in limelight.