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50 years after her death, "Marilyn in Fashion" offers a fascinating new spin on Monroe history, and a feast for fashionistas. She was an incandescent movie star, legendary sex symbol and a woman whose private life fascinated the public - but the story never before showcased about Marilyn Monroe is her enduring impact on fashion. From the revealing nude sheath worn to sing "Happy Birthday" to JFK to the pleated white dress from "The Seven Year Itch", Marilyn's looks defied the 1950s era of poodle skirts and marked her as a fashion icon ahead of her time. "Marilyn in Fashion" is an informative, entertaining, exhaustively-researched profile of Monroe's enduring influence on the world of fashion, which traces the evolutions of her style, from wholesome sweetness early in her career, to serious sex kitten looks in the '50s, to elegant sophistication in the last years of her life. Behind-the-scenes stories reveal how the star often worked closely with designers to create looks befitting her image. Through out the book, additional insight is offered by quotes from designers, co-stars and Marilyn herself. Illustrated by hundreds of rare and never-before-published photos, this one-of-a-kind book presents the glamorous screen icon at her very best.
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