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What if the legendary Marilyn was living today? What she would choose to wear in the quarantine?

The femininity at its best and we can take some inspiration on what to wear especially if we have company at home.

Read more on the beautiful article of ANNA MARIA GIANO of Italian Vogue.

Marilyn Monroe is a drop of Chanel No. 5 before bedtime. It is a white dress by William Travilla that gets up as a subway passes, a fake mole on the side of the mouth – lots of lipstick. Every gesture of the actress is part of her myth, piece of a mosaic that represents the perfect diva. Born Norma Jeane Baker, she reinvented herself with a discolouration and a short cut: no acting lessons, no dance schools, the talent flowed from Marilyn as a natural expression of her being, her personality.

The icon became legend, from the early years of his career, but it was with Henry Hathaway’s Niagara in 1953 that the consecration took place. Since then, her figure is a whirlwind of sheath dresses with a narrow waist and thin straps, of jewels and satin gloves, of many loves, but behind the diva remains the stage anxiety, the fear of solitude, the latent threat of mental illness that had plagued the mother. In verses that describe its poetic essence, Marilyn Monroe defined the contours of the modern woman – diamonds will also be girls’ best friends, but what matters “is to love and be loved”.

Within the home walls, Marilyn was wrapped in white terry bathrobes, free of her red carpet wardrobe, by paparazzi, or she wore printed trousers and soft shirts. With her life marked by a happy birthday song, Norma Jean is the survivor of that “Hollywood Babylon” described in the 1959 scandal of the same name by Kenneth Anger – survived because nothing, not even the stigma of a bad reputation, has been able to cancel the memory. Between a lace dressing gown, a book and a newspaper, 15 photos tell the everyday life of what the great actor and director Laurence Olivier called “the miracle of Marilyn Monroe”.

1948, l’attrice alle prese con il trucco

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1950, leggendo uno spartito con gonna midi e camicia stampata

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1951, l’attrice mentre legge il libro antologico ‘The Poetry and Prose’ di Heinrich Heine

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1953, a casa in un momento di relax

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1955, mentre legge il libro Sulla tecnica della recitazione di Michael Chekhov all’ Ambassador Hotel di New York

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1955, presso l’Ambassador Hotel  di New York mentre legge il giornale “Motion Picture Daily”

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1955, mentre si prepara per una serata a teatro applicando una goccia del suo profumo preferito, Chanel No. 5

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1957, davanti al suo vanity con una foto del marito Joe Dimaggio

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