Marilyn monroe fashion 1950



Marilyn monroe fashion 1950
  • January 1928

    January 1928

    The star aged just two years old.

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  • 1947

    1947

    At the beach with her dog, Ruffles.

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  • August 1950

    August 1950

    Wearing an off-the-shoulder dress for an alluring shot taken on the set of film Asphalt Jungle.

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  • 1950

    1950

    Reclining seductively for the camera in a strapless dress.

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  • 1950

    1950

    Dressed in Perspex high heels and a black all-in-one for a behind-the-scenes studio picture.

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  • 1950

    1950

    In character for the film All About Eve, where she starred alongside Bette Davis and Anne Baxter.

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  • 1950

    1950

    Caught off-guard in a studio shot, in a red ruched dress adorned with jewelling.

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  • 1951

    1951

    Looking relaxed and happy in an early modelling shot, working a Fifties beach look.

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  • 1951

    1951

    Monroe posing in a two-piece polka dot bathing suit and heels.

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  • January 1952

    January 1952

    Sharing a little off screen laughter with her Monkey Business co-star, Cary Grant.

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  • July 1952

    July 1952

    Leaving her handprints in cement at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. She was joined by her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes co-star, Jane Russell.

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  • 1952

    1952

    A portrait taken at the 20th Century Fox Gallery Studio. That year, Marilyn starred in five films.

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  • 1952

    1952

    Marilyn in a pistachio bikini for a film studio photo shoot.

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  • January 1953

    January 1953

    An early head shot, wearing little more than the bright lipstick that became one of her signatures.

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  • January 1953

    January 1953

    In top hats and showgirl outfits, Monroe and Jane Russell get ready for the stage in one of Hollywood’s most famous films, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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  • February 1953

    February 1953

    With her long-term dressmaker Billy Travilla, the star tries on a costume on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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  • 1953

    1953

    Striking a pose in glamorous sequins with Jane Russell during Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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  • June 1953

    June 1953

    Giving songwriter Cole Porter a winning smile over dinner at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

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  • 1953

    1953

    A studio portrait from 1953 – the year Marilyn starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire.

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  • January 1954

    January 1954

    Demonstrating her own take on sportswear for a baseball game, wearing high-waisted shorts, a shirt and a pair of heels. The baseball bat Monroe used was sold in April 2011 for £36,000.


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  • February 1954

    February 1954

    Working a chic little black dress for a press reception at the Savoy Hotel in London.

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  • March 1954

    March 1954

    Wearing a red sequined bustier with co-star Robert Mitchum in the studio, promoting Western River of No Return.

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  • April 1954

    April 1954

    Showcasing her famous curves in River of No Return, where she played a saloon entertainer.

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  • April 1954

    April 1954

    In River Of No Return, she played the guitar and sang Down In The Meadow.

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  • September 1954

    September 1954

    One of film’s most iconic images, Monroe is caught by a draft of wind blowing up from a New York subway as she stands over a grate, while promoting film The Seven Year Itch. The white dress, described by its designer Billy Travilla as “that silly little dress”), was sold in June 2011 for £2.8 million.

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  • November 1954

    November 1954

    Tom Ewell looks on at his co-star on the set of The Seven Year Itch.

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  • December 1954

    December 1954

    Dancing with Donald O’Connor in an embroidered dress to Irving Berlin’s song, There’s No Business Like Show Business.

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  • 1954

    1954

    At her Palm Springs home being photographed by Baron Wolman.

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  • 1954

    1954

    At the premiere of There's No Business Like Show Business, wearing a full-length white gown and fur stole.

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  • January 1955

    January 1955

    On the set of The Seven Year Itch.

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  • January 1955

    January 1955

    Looking every inch the glamorous screen icon next to a Tom Ewell in The Seven Year Itch.

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  • June 1955

    June 1955

    In an off-the-shoulder white dress, a fur stole and peep-toe heels, she attended a preview of The Seven Year Itch in New York with her then husband Joe DiMaggio.

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  • June 1956

    June 1956

    Smiling happily following her wedding to playwright Arthur Miller. The pair met through a mutual friend in May 1955 and married just over a year later. The civil ceremony took place in New York, followed by another wedding two days later – celebrated with a party attended by guests including Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. The couple shared a tempestuous relationship and divorced in January 1961, under grounds listed as "incompatibility".

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  • July 1956

    July 1956

    Sharing an intimate moment with her then husband Arthur Miller at Idlewild Airport in New York.

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  • July 1956

    July 1956

    Wearing a cream, fitted dress Monroe and Miller arrive in London, ready to start shooting Laurence Olivier’s new film The Prince And The Showgirl - the subject of which was turned into the film My Week With Marilyn.

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  • January 1957

    January 1957

    At husband Arthur Miller’s Connecticut estate, enjoying the countryside in a classic Fifties-full skirted, white dress.

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  • March 1959

    March 1959

    In a costume from the iconic film Some Like It Hot - a show-stopping, strapless, fitted dress with a fur stole - in which Monroe starred with Tony Curtis.

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  • November 1959

    November 1959

    Wrapped in a tan-coloured coat for romantic comedy Let’s Make Love.

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  • January 1960

    January 1960

    Demonstrating her famous sex appeal and charisma, in a glittering, low-cut, floor-length dress – teamed with her trademark blonde waves.

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  • November 1960

    November 1960

    Pulling a pose with Let's Make Love co-star Yves Montand.

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  • November 1960

    November 1960

    Sporting a very different look to her traditional glamour, the actress in a conservative black coat and floppy hat.

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  • January 1961

    January 1961

    Red lips parted and wearing a plunging black dress, Monroe delicately holds a set of pearls.

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  • April 1962

    April 1962

    Dressed in a bikini to reveal her hourglass figure in a scene for comedy Something's Got to Give, from which Monroe was fired from in June 1962 following a constant flow of unreliable and troubled behaviour. The film was never completed.

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