In 1953, Marilyn first rocked the big screen in Dorothy Jeakins’ sleek modern designs for Niagara, while in her next picture, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, she epitomised Travilla’s high-octane glamour. Both styles are featured in ‘You’ve Got the Role … Now Dress the Part,’ published in the latest issue of UK nostalgia mag Yours Retro (#47, with Ginger Rogers on the cover.)
Marilyn wore her pink Niagara dress both on and offscreen…
And her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes gown (worn with a matching jacket for the hilarious ‘porthole scene’) was repurposed for a photo shoot in which Marilyn modelled the Moon of Baroda diamond.
Thanks to A Passion for Marilyn