Why Marilyn’s Capri Pants Are Still in Vogue

Marilyn by Milton Greene, 1954

Liana Satenstein praises a style staple popularised by Marilyn (among others) in Vogue today.

“This summer, give me capri pants. I don’t want to show off my upper thighs in some cheek-revealing Daisy Dukes, nor do I want to be sweaty and constricted in a pair of suffocatingly thick jeans. But what I will do is show off a sliver of ankle – and maybe a bit of shin! – with capris … That’s the beauty of the capri pant: They can be universally styled, whether that is elevated, dressed down, or funked up. This is the same piece that was favoured by ’50s and ’60s starlets like Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe. Audrey Hepburn is all but synonymous with the style.”

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