Marilyn Turns the World Orange With L’Agence

The American fashion brand L’Agence has launched a new range inspired by Marilyn’s iconic 1962 photo shoot with Bert Stern, Forbes reports. (The collaboration was first announced in December 2019.)

“The incredibly chic tribute encompasses 24 pieces, blending L’Agence’s elevated casual aesthetic with the glamour of Old Hollywood and Monroe. Leather jackets, silk tops, denim skirts and jeans, and silk scarves are adorned with portraits of Monroe and filmstrips … The color story is a palette of blue denim, crisp white and orange. The latter is a nod to the most famous of all the photographs from the sessions, which were scratched out with orange x’s. After the session, Stern sent the contact sheets and negatives to Vogue, who had commission the shoot, and Monroe. She used a hairpin to scratch out the images she didn’t want published. ‘We have a great oversized white denim jacket with the x image on the back,’ [Jeff] Rudes says. ‘The whole concept is about the x that she crossed off with a bobby pin on the images she didn’t like. It was controversial and the most expensive photos from the shoot were the x ones.'”