The ultimate 'Blonde' Bombshell
With the new Netflix series 'Blonde' launching 23rd September 2022. We look at the explosive style and life of ones of the biggest icons of the 20th Century, the enigma of Marilyn Monroe
MARILYN MONROE'S LIFE IN FILM
One of Marilyn Monroe's most memorable films was undoubtedly 'Gentleman prefer Blondes' and the famous scene of her parading down a staircase in a tight pink satin dress singing 'Diamonds are a girls best friend'. She optimised high glamour and true access. This scene was replicated in the 1980's by one of Marilyn's biggest fans and an icon in her own right, Madonna.
As well as taking the star lead in glossy musicals and high production light hearted films, such as 'Some like it Hot' she also was not afraid to take on more serious roles, like that of Roslyn in 'The Misfits', where she starred alongside Clark Gable.
"A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none." MARILYN MONROE
Marilyn behind the lens
MARILYN MONROE'S GLAMOROUS STYLE
Marilyn Monroe's style out of the lime light was very relaxed, cosy jumpers and 3/4 length trousers. However when it came to stepping into the spot light she was a pro. Never to scared to make risky and bold style decisions and show off her envious and womanly figure.
Her huge style moment has to be her white pleated dress being blown up over her head in a publicity shot that got everybody talking.
Most recently Kim Kardashion ruffled feathers when she wore the infamous Marilyn Monroe Nude and 2500 rhinestone dress to the New York Met Gala that Marilyn had worn to sing Happy Birthday to President Kennedy.
Her style has been emulated and interpreted the world over and her blonde locks are still much desired by women today.
MARILYN MONROE jewellery
As in the song 'Diamonds and crystals were indeed her best friend and she was frequently photographed wearing trademark chandelier diamond earrings with a body skimming dress. She liked wearing statement jewelry that captured the light and sparkled as brightly as she did and she had enough admirers and husbands to happily supply her with all the jewels she desired.
Her favourite design was a chandelier or drop earring, a filigree diamond choker and matching diamond cuff.
Famous labels rushed to have their latest creations worn by her as well as producing bespoke pieces for her exclusively.
One of the most famous bits of Marilyn Monroe Jewelry has to be 'The Moon of Baroda' that she was loaned. The jewel is a whopping 24.04 carat yellow pear shaped diamond. A stunning piece of diamond jewellery.
Also Marilyn loved a modern style hoop earring like the pair she wore to entertain the troops. In addition she was also seen wearing classic pearl jewellery, with a bit of a twist.
Marilyn bought a youthful and modern take to classic jewellery her fresh face and joyful personality gave life to the jewels that she wore.