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Marilyn Monroe’s “Last Sitting” shoot for Vogue in 1962 is iconic for so many reasons. But did you ever wonder how the photos came to be? In Nowness‘ latest video, the man behind the spread, Bert Stern, reveals all the details.
Department store chain Macy’s is releasing a Monroe-inspired line chock full of halter tops, gingham, and flared skirts, in an attempt to capitalize on the fated starlet’s appeal to the younger generation.
Long before Brad Pitt entered the picture, Marilyn Monroe was the bold-faced name that instantly came to mind at the mention (or whiff, for that matter) of Chanel No. 5. The house today released lost audio footage of an interview the actress gave in April 1960 to Georges Belmont at French Marie Claire, along with a video chronicling the path of Monroe’s famous response to “What do you wear to bed?”
Who knew one person’s wardrobe could be so lucrative? After her iconic white dress from from The Seven Year Itch sold for millions this summer, another dress Marilyn Monroe wore has brought home a pretty hefty sum.
Can’t get enough of all these rare Marilyn Monroe photos? Fear not — we have more! On the heels of the release of pictures from Monroe’s first shoot, we now have never-before-seen images from LOOK Magazine.
The photos from Marilyn Monroe‘s very first shoot are going to auction, and they show the icon in a whole new light.
All we’ve been doing this week is taking a look at the future of fashion, so it’s nice to finally have a chance to look back. And that chance came Tuesday morning with Vogue‘s October cover, on which actress Michelle Williams poses as legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe.
This week saw the start of the Week of Fashion. We chatted up tons of celebs during Fashion’s Night Out, witnessed some backstage drama, and took in some stellar shows. This was also the week Karl Lagerfeld said many silly things and Lauren Bush added another Lauren to her name. But most notably, we saw Courtney Love perform live…!
Andrej Pejic is the prettiest boy in all the land, so it’s only natural that he channel Marilyn Monroe at some point. And the time is now! Yes, you can watch Pejic come to life as the icon in the cleverly titled Norman Jean.
The iconic white dress Marilyn Monroe wore over a subway grate in The Seven Year Itch may have just sold for $4.6 million, but now it’s getting immortalized in a whole different way.
When it comes to Hollywood duds, the white dress Marilyn Monroe wore above the subway grate in The Seven Year Itch ranks among the most iconic. This is why it sold for $4.6 million at Debbie Reynolds‘s auction.
In honor of its 90th birthday, French Vogue dug through its archives to find the magazine’s 50 best covers. You can check them all out over at their website, but we’ve chosen our five favorite.
Monday night, Paris Hilton celebrated the launch of her new fragrance, Tease, by dressing up somewhat inexplicably as Marilyn Monroe. Squeezed into a white Herve Leger bandage dress, draped in Chopard diamonds, and topped off with a blonde bob reminiscent of Drew Barrymore’s ‘do at the 2009 Golden Globes, Hilton worked the red carpet as only she can with apparent pals Adrian Grenier and alleged Larry King replacement Piers Morgan.
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.
A great way for celebrities to secure their children’s — and even children’s children’s — inheritance is to document each and every tangible object they procure. Because chances are, something as menial as a chest x-ray could one day be auctioned off for a staggering $45,000.
They say you can’t know where you’re going until you realize where you’ve been. With that in mind, we’re taking a glance back. The past week has been a roller coaster of fashion news and events — and luckily, we were there to catch the good, the bad (like Dov Charney‘s PR mess), and the ugly.
Marilyn Monroe is known for a lot of things — movies, songs, singing Happy Birthday to President Kennedy and the creation of countless high points in American culture and fashion. And the clothes she wore along the way are worth their weight in gold and then some. Proof of their value? The iconic pink satin dress the triple threat wore to sing Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes fetched $319,000 at auction last week.
This morning, GMA unveiled the only known photo of Marilyn Monroe and then President John F. Kennedy together. In the image, which was taken at a party after Monroe’s infamous birthday serenade for the president, JFK is listening to Monroe speak, while his brother Robert Kennedy looks on.
On May 19th, 1962, Marilyn Monroe sauntered on stage at the old Madison Square Garden wearing a shimmering and sequined body-hugging gown, and sang then President John F. Kennedy a breathy rendition of “Happy Birthday.” The image was instantly seared into America’s sartorial history and today, on the anniversary of her song, LIFE has published a series of never-before-seen photos from that night. And while the photos are undeniably gorgeous, we were most fascinated by, well, how skinny she was.