Marilyn (and Jane) Made an Entrance in Red

Although Marilyn is better known for wearing softer hues of pink, the sequined Travilla costume from her ‘Two Little Girls From Little Rock’ performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – accompanied by an identically gowned Jane Russell – lands them both among Vogue‘s list of 10 Onscreen Heroines Who Understood the Power of a Red Dress. (Both dresses are currently on display at the Academy Museum in LA.)

“When this scintillating duo shimmy on stage for the opening number of this exuberant musical, playing showgirls looking for love, they’re dressed in figure-skimming red sequined gowns that leave their audience stunned. Equally opulent? Their blinding diamonds.”