She was an icon, a living god in the fashion world. 50 years after her death, she remains a sex symbol and a prodigious movie star. Marilyn Monroe was one of the greatest fashion icons, but who knew that she’d still have this impact on the fashion world today.
Marilyn spent much of her childhood in foster care, but when she was 16 years old, she married her neighbour to avoid being put into further foster care. Her husband was then a member of the marines, so left Marilyn to focus on his career, leaving her to think further about hers. She was scouted by a modelling agency in 1944, and from here, her career grew and blossomed. She was the star of many magazines and editorials all throughout the country, and her love for the camera then turned to acting. The acting profession was definitely the way to go for Marilyn, as she then was part of incredible memorable movies such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like It Hot, How To Marry A Millionaire. She divorced her first husband, and remarried twice.
Everybody knows that some of her outfits have made world history, the pink satin ‘diamonds are a girls best friend’ dress, the iconic dress that she wore on the subway at New York City, or the revealing nude sheath that she wore for the Happy Birthday celebrations to President John F. Kennedy. All outfits that have gone down in history and still make the fashion industry board meetings to this day. Marilyn was beautiful, and was always in the hearts of many men. William Travilla, a child prodigy fashion designer said that “Marilyn has the most fantastically perfect figure in the world, no matter how you dress her, she looks sexy.” It seemed that no matter what she wore, tight or loose, long or short, she always managed to draw attention to her iconic figure without looking provocative, and this is where the fashion craze of Marilyn Monroe began.
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