Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: June

Prince Rogers Nelson – June 7, 1958 (d. April 21, 2016)

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Juliette L. Lewis – June 21, 1973

Juliette Lewis

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The Face Magazine April 1994 Juliette Lewis

Nancy Sandra Sinatra – June 8, 1940

Nancy Sinatra

Frank and Baby Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra Black Dress

Nancy Sinatra Bikini Guitar

xo

Justine

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Marilyn Monroe’s Top 10 Most Iconic Outfits

In honor of what would’ve been Miss Norma Jean’s 91st birthday this June 1st, I put together some of her best and most recognizable outfits. While Marilyn looked fabulous in everything she wore, these are are especially fabulous!

10. Here’s Marilyn in one of her best colors – white! This one has her wrapped in white fur. Winsome in White Fur, NY, 1955 © Milton H Greene / Archive Images

Marilyn Monroe's Top 10 Most Iconic Outfits

9. Marilyn in glasses! Fabulous 50’s cat eye glasses! This image is from the 1953 movie How to Marry a Millionaire where she played Pola Debevoise.

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8. Next up is Marilyn Monroe in a casual black turtleneck. Photographed in the spring of 1953 by Alfred Eisenstaedt at Monroe’s Beverly Hills home for LIFE Magazine.

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7. No one wore high waisted short shorts like Marilyn wore high waisted short shorts!

marilyn monroe black shorts

6. We’re now getting down to the gown portion of our post! These fabulous matching red sequined gowns designed by William Travilla were worn in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Marilyn and her co-star Jane Russell.

marilyn monroe red sequin dress

5. The infamous gold Travilla gown that she wore when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President to JFK. Marilyn photographed at President Kennedy’s Birthday Gala, May 19th 1962.

marilyn monroe mr president dress

4. This pink beauty is another one of the many William Travilla designed dresses that Marilyn has worn. Worn in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes during her Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend number.

marilyn monroe pink dress

3. Ah, the gorgeous Travilla (yet again!) gold lame gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (again!).

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2. The “Ballerina” series is one of Milton & Marilyn’s most recognized collaborations and was created in October of 1954 at his New York studio. Marilyn was in New York for the opening of the Seven Year Itch. Designer Anne Klein sent various outfits for Marilyn to wear, however all were 2 sizes too small, so the poses in this sitting amusingly deal with her problem of holding up the ill-fitting tulle and satin dress. The most recognized image from this sitting was chosen as one of Time-Life’s 3 most popular images of the 20th Century.© Milton H. Greene, 1954

marilyn monroe ballerina dress

1. Finally! Another gorgeous Travilla designed dress, it’s the most iconic dress Marilyn Monroe ever wore. The image is from the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch and the dress even has it’s own Wikipedia page!

marilyn monroe seven year itch

Which of Marilyn’s iconic dresses is your favorite?

xo
Justine

Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: May

Rosario Dawson – May 9, 1979

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Emilio Estevez – May 12, 1962

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Christine Baranski – May 2, 1952

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xo
Justine

Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: April

Andie MacDowell – April 21, 1958

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Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell

Claudia Cardinale – April 15, 1938

Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale

Roy Halston – April 23, 1932 (d. March 26, 1990)

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Ultrasuede by Halston
Roy Halston with Angelica Houston
Roy Halston with Angelica Houston
Roy Halston by Andy Warhol
Roy Halston by Andy Warhol
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Roy Halston

Dorian Leigh – April 23, 1917 (d. July 7, 2008)

Dorian Leigh by John Rawlings for Vogue circa 1946
Dorian Leigh by John Rawlings for Vogue circa 1946
Dorian Leigh in Balenciaga circa 1953
Dorian Leigh in Balenciaga circa 1953
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Dorian Leigh
Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: August

Ethel Barrymore- August 15, 1879 (d. June 18, 1959)

Ethel Barrymore circa 1920's
Ethel Barrymore circa 1920’s
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Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore circa 1901
Ethel Barrymore circa 1901
Ethel Barrymore circa 1896
Ethel Barrymore circa 1896

Peggy Lipton – August 30, 1946

Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton

Geoffrey Beene – August 30, 1924 (d. September 28, 2004)

Geoffrey Beene circa 1967
Geoffrey Beene circa 1967
Geoffrey Beene
Geoffrey Beene

Jane Adams – August 7, 1918 (d. May 21, 2014)

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Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: December

Happy December Birthdays!

Mary Martin: December 1, 1913 (d. November 3, 1990)

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Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Mary Martin
Mary Martin

Marisa Tomei: December 4, 1964

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Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei

Patty Duke: December 14, 1946

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Patty Duke
Patty Duke
Patty Duke
Patty Duke
Patty Duke

Mary Tyler Moore: December 29, 1936

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Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: November

Happy November birthdays!

Patti Page: November 8, 1927 (d. January 1, 2013)

Patti Page
Patti Page
Patti Page
Patti Page
Patti Page
Patti Page

Lilly Pulitzer: November 10, 1931 (d. April 7, 2013)

Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer

Jean Seberg: November 13, 1938 (d. August 30, 1979)

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Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg

Louise Brooks: November 16, 1906 (d. August 8, 1985)

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Louise Brooks
Louise Brooks
Louise Brooks
Louise Brooks
Louise Brooks