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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Book Review: Marilyn in Fashion

I have added the following review to the book section of my website.

It is hard to believe that a book can come along and provide a fresh take on Marilyn.  But that is exactly what Marilyn in Fashion has done.

This book focuses on Marilyn's contributions to fashion and  it details the fashion designers she wore.  Each chapter focuses on a designer and features photos of Marilyn wearing the designs.  I really enjoyed learning more about the clothes I know Marilyn loved like Pucci and Ceil Chapman.  It was even more interesting to learn about others I had not heard of.  

The book touches on an interesting observation about fashion during Marilyn's era.  The journalists and reporters  would never ask the question, "What are you wearing?".  So the designers themselves were not as well known as they would have been today.

I love the photographs that accompany the text.  It is obvious that they made an attempt to use rarer photos.  Starting with the book cover it is gorgeous and unique.  I easily counted 20+ photos I don't remember seeing before.  Collectors will be pleased with this book.

In summary, I would highly recommend this book.  Just when you thought you knew everything about Marilyn, here is a chance to learn more.

Please consider making your purchase through this link to Amazon.  Marilyn and the Camera gets a small percentage of each sale.  Thanks ever so.

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