Monday, August 20, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Commissions Part 3

"Gentlemen Prefer Blonds"

Here is another stunning, yet underrated costume from the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Russell.

Warning! Lots and lots of Pictures!

Here is my version

Photo by Vince Marmo

Photo by Vince Marmo

Photo by Vince Marmo

The dress looks simple, but there is a lot going on with the neckline and skirt drape.

It took a while to figure out how to make the neckline.

I never did figure out how make the drape on the skirt,

so I just made a sash.

Marilyn Monroe Commissions Part 2

"Seven Year Itch"

I know there is another, more famous white dress from this 1955 film, but this one is my favorite.

This is my version.

Marilyn Monroe Commissions Part 1

"Something Has Got to Give"

I spent most of the Spring recreating outfits for a huge Marilyn Monroe fan.

I found some great shots on the internet of Marilyn's cream/taupe suit. It is a beauty.

This is my version. I am happy with the way it turned out. I tried to find a darker cream fabric and matching fur, but it was impossible.

I loved the way Vince styled his doll. She is gorgeous!

Photo by Vince Marmo

Photo by Vince Marmo

One of these days I will make more of these suits and the patterns.