Karlie Kloss as Marilyn for Swarovski

Supermodel Karlie Kloss has recreated Marilyn’s ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) in a new commercial for Swarovski Crystal, reports Marie-Claire. (In another clip, Karlie imitates Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.)

“What I love most about icons like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe is the confidence they bring to every scene and character they played. Like many of my role models, they’ve shown that a woman who is confident and strong-willed will always be in style … being able to evoke their iconic movie scenes and add a modern spin was such a fun experience.”

Rihanna’s Monroe Portrait

Pop star Rihanna – who has been sporting an MM-style blonde wig of late – commissioned this portrait of Marilyn (made from 65,000 Swarovski crystals), for her new Hollywood home. It is based on a haunting 1954 photo from Milton Greene’s Ballerina session.

Artist Claire Milner tells Haute Living, ‘I tried to capture some of the complicated and contradictory aspects of Marilyn – the glitter and the public façade, the sadness in the eyes.’