Pictured here en route to celebrating the centenary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic visit to Bement, Illinois during the summer of 1955, Marilyn makes the front page of today’s Guardian, with an article inside about travelling in style.
“Air travel was nothing if not a photo opportunity for Marilyn Monroe, one of Hollywood’s first jet-setters. A tiny clutch bag suggests a seat in first class (no lugging a jumper and snacks around), while carrying a book about a former president implies an aspirational approach to in-flight entertainment. Ever checked your step-count after a day in the air? You may have crossed oceans, but you’ll walk mere metres – meaning white stilettos aren’t as impractical as they may at first appear.
Style tip: Dress for the flight you want, not the flight you are booked on.”Leah Harper
Thanks to Fraser Penney