A Fashion Icon
She wore Chanel No5 to bed; her favourite store was Bloomingdale’s; and she even wooed a President – Marilyn Monroe’s beauty, style and elegance is truly timeless…
From her platinum blonde locks and stunning red pout to her signature curves, Monroe knew her style and how to flaunt her best assets.
Monroe would often choose black or muted colours, such as beige, white and cream; while her penchant for pencil skirts with matching sweaters, halter neck dresses and Capri pants, made for effortless, polished, chic. And her style hasn’t faded – look no further than modern day icons Madonna or Gwen Stefani. She has been the muse to artists, musicians, actresses and countless others, while also influencing and inspiring generations of women around the world. In 1998, Andy Warhol’s Orange Marilyn sold for $17.3 million, the highest price ever paid for his work.
Ahead of the film release of ‘My Week With Marilyn’ this month, which sees Michelle Williams take on this iconic lead role; here are some of my favourite shots of Marilyn and her immaculate beauty…
Happy weekend xx
Photos from vogue.co.uk