There would be no fashion evolution without inspiration. While designers may look to architecture, art and even nature, what will inspire the rest of us? Fashion icons have existed throughout history, from Marie Antoinette to Lady GaGa. Amongst them all, my personal favorite and most deserving of the title will always be Marilyn Monroe. From simple accessories to sequined gowns, it would be hard to find a piece of fashion that does not include a piece of her soul.
The other day I came across a fashion editorial in which the lovely model wore some embellished Cat’s Eye glasses. Where had I seen them before? Marilyn wore them ever so perfectly in “How to Marry a Millionaire“. Appearing innocently sexy in the twinkling glasses, today’s designers clearly took some notes.
Remember that sheer Versace gown that put Jennifer Lopez on the map? The fabric may have been different, but the low-cut front certainly seems familiar. Marilyn was a vision in gold, clearly setting the standard for revealing evening wear.
As if subtle inspiration were not enough, Dolce & Gabbana built an entire collection around the star for Fall 2009. Showcasing the beautiful face across white silk, the collection served as a breathtaking tribute.
With so many endless possibilities, why not breathe a little Marilyn into your wardrobe? Contrary to pop music, her candle will never burn out.