Today we’d like to share with you our thoughts about Marilyn, that’s right Marilyn Monroe, who is one of the greatest icons of the 20th century. Just recently we watched „My week with Marilyn“ – the story of filming of “The Prince and the Showgirl” and it was like a lesson of fashion history….a glance back into 50s.
As Chanel said “Fashion changes, style remains” – Marilyn’s wardrobe in the film is still looks perfect for nowadays. Elegance and simplicity are the keywords.
Jill Taylor, the film’s costume designer, the wardrobe she designed for Michelle Williams (staring Monroe) was based just on the pictures of Marilyn from that period, when she was only 30. What impressed us the most is that nothing changes since then, we are still in love with creamy trenches, dresses with sweetheart necklines, of course pencil skirts with silk blouses or matching sweaters; halter neck dresses, peep-toe high heeled shoes in cream, elegant head-scarves; the mix of grey, white, beige and black are still actual.
Photo below: Michelle Williams; right-Michelle and Dougray Scott in “My Week With Marilyn”
If by chance you are in Italy, just go to the splendid Florence to visit the exhibition dedicated to Marilyn at Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, no rush it will be open till 28th of January 2013