WHO’S THAT GIRL?
It took me a few to figure out which was which from the above photoshoots!
TWO DIAMOND LOVING MATERIAL GIRLS!
Madonna never made a secret of how she loved to copy Marilyn in the 1980s. This a look back on how the style one huge icon influenced another.
THE FAMOUS WHITE DRESS!
Marilyn loved to accidentally step on air vents and whoops – the skirt would fly up at the nearest and very intrigued male passing by.
Madonna used a very similar dress in her video Vogue. She even mentions Marilyn’s name in the song. “Greta Garbo and Monroe. They had style, they had grace…”
THE OVERSIZED SWEATER ON THE BEACH
Both well done and lovely photo shoots. Both managed to make warm sweaters look sexy and provocative at that early time of the evening when the beach gets plain chilly!
THE INFAMOUS STRIPED SHIRT
How cute are these tops? Weirdly enough I just found two similar in my closet that I never noticed that I had. I was quite stoked!
POSING IN NEW YORK
Personally, I would never have the courage to try and look sexy while standing anywhere near the edge of tall buildings. I doubt I could focus on both that and not falling! This reminds me almost of early Skywalking. However, I do love these artistic shoots.
PINK DRESSES, FLASHY DIAMONDS, FASCINATED MEN!
Madonna really did do a fabulous job imitating Marilyn in this video. Maybe better than Marilyn herself!
THE ELEGANT BLACK DRESS
I wonder how many times that night, Marilyn sported an accidental nipple shot!
LIKE A VIRGIN
I highly doubt either was a virgin – but loving the huge white mesh skirts!
The only time I have ever thought white pants actually look good!
ICONIC WHITE DRESS NUMBER 2
I’m about to start writing a “who wore it better” at this point. Here, Marilyn! Wasn’t a huge fan of Madonna in that dress or even the dress period!
Both Marilyn and Madonna have quite a collection of gorgeous prancing by the water beach shoots!
I’m sure many men were singing God Bless America!
Without a doubt, red has to be about the boldest and eye-catching of colors. That combined with the platinum blonde hair, Madonna and Marilyn made sure they never went without being the center of attention.
Regardless of “who wore it better”, Madonna nailed Marilyn’s style. And being Madonna, five minutes later she was on to her next iconic look!
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