Fashion photographer of the moment, Bruno Dayan, trains his artist’s eye on shades of copper, bronze, and golden-blonde, as September swoons under the last of the summer’s rays. The creamy broderie anglaise-trimmed corset marries strength and discipline with delicate, understated femininity. Juxtaposed with the worship-me opulence and startling brilliance of Atelier Marangoni’s necklace and earrings, the effect is breathtaking.
Selected from the Swarovski Corporate Archive, these show-stopping pieces were worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Its famous cabaret scene, for which she wore that iconic strapless, shocking pink, satin gown and matching arm-length gloves, has since inspired homages from blondes of all types across the planet: Madonna and Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue and Christina Aguilera—even actor James Franco.