Marilyn was one of the first stars to make jeans fashionable for women (and wore them onscreen in Clash By Night, River Of No Return, and The Misfits), so it’s only fitting that this 1945 photo of Norma Jeane (taken by Andre de Dienes) comes first in the timeline of British Vogue‘s Fashion History 101: The Classic T-Shirt and Jeans Combo (with the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Madonna following her lead.)
H&M are currently stocking a women’s T-Shirt licensed by Marilyn’s estate – in dark grey, with a classic Milton Greene image – for just £8.99. The UK webstore currently stocks it in sizes XS, Small and Medium – but if you’re looking for a large or XL, try visiting your local branch.
Thanks to MMWriterGirl
UK vintage fashion retailer Joanie Clothing has put an artistic spin on the ubiquitous Marilyn T-Shirt (inspired, of course, by Milton Greene’s ballerina sitting.) Other faces in this range include Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.
Representatives of Marilyn and Elvis Presley’s estates are suing a clothing company for a total of $353,500 in royalties and penalties, the New York Post reports. Central Mills, under its Freeze Apparel division, manufactured a range of tops featuring Marilyn’s image, such as the sweater shown above. TapouT LLC is a clothing division of Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the licensing arm of Marilyn’s estate. The two companies parted ways in December 2017.
UK readers may be interested to know that this colourful T-shirt – with a How to Marry a Millionaire theme, licensed through Fox with a ‘Films of MM’ tag – is now available at Primark for just £6. (If you’re not in the UK, try Ebay, though it’s more expensive there.)
Thanks to Wendy Nicholson Nergaard
This Marilyn-themed T shirt is now available for £8.00 at UK supermarket Asda. (£1 from the sale of this product will be donated to Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care.)