The photos in this gallery are reproduced from "Marilyn in Fashion: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe," by Christopher Nickens and George Zeno. Putting the spotlight on the designers who decorated Marilyn's famous figure, "Marilyn in Fashion" offers a look at the way Monroe controlled her self-image via fashion. Full of color photos and divided in sections for designers such as Oleg Cassini and Emilio Pucci, the book tells the rarely-told stories behind iconic looks, such as the white dress Monroe wore over the subway grate in "The Seven Year Itch" and the sequined gown she wore to sing "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy.
Reprinted with permission from Marilyn in Fashion © 2012 by Christopher Nickens and George Zeno, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Book Group.
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