ICONS ON ICONS: MARILYN MONROE AND THE PIN-UP SWIMSUIT
words by LUCY BULLING • Fashion
HOW MARILYN MONROE PUT THE 'SEX' INTO THE EVER ALLURING PIN-UP SWIMSUIT.
‘Icons On Icons’ is a series dedicated to the fashion pieces that have become as synonymous with style as the luminary responsible for thrusting them into the fashion zeitgeist. From classic beauty trends to your most worn and loved wardrobe staples - Icons On Icons is here to remind you why some superstars and silhouettes will forever be remarked as a true fashion icon.
Marilyn Monroe is a sex symbol like no other. The sheer nature of alliteration in the name speaks to a level of purpose and meaning that many can only hope to emulate. There is no other person in history who emulates the definition of the ‘pin-up girl’ like Marilyn. It is therefore not surprising she made the pin-up swimsuit a go-to choice for style mavens around the globe for summers on end. Fawned over by the masses even beyond her death, we (the fashion crowd) owe more than we know to Ms Monroe.