ICONS ON ICONS: MARILYN MONROE AND THE PRINTED SUMMER SHIRT
words by LUCY BULLING • Fashion
HOW MARILYN MONROE PUT THE 'SEX' INTO ONE OF THE DAGGIEST OF FASHION ICONS - THE PRINTED SUMMER SHIRT.
‘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. The woman could make simple, and in the case of The Printed Shirt, 'daggy’, a time-honored trend. Fawned over by the masses even beyond her death, we (the fashion crowd) owe more than we know to Ms Monroe.