Max Mara & Marilyn

27/02/2015

Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015, Marilyn Monroe photographed by George Barris in Santa Monica, 1962 via fashioned by love
It was a story of a camel blanket, a cosy cardigan and a movie star, the moment when Marilyn Monroe and Max Mara became an inseparable part of fashion history.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by George Barris in Santa Monica, 1962 - collage by Fashioned by Love
Monroe, photographed by George Barris in 1962, made the perfect muse and I was glad that, for once, her personality and charm were portrayed through clothes - not a book, or a documentary, but something tactile, something that gives you a feeling of warmth and sensuality when touching the skin. 

To me, Marilyn was always about style - I loved the movies because of her and the way she dressed and moved. And who knows, maybe my love of all things feminine - the figure-fitted dresses,  the little sweaters, the pencil skirts and classic pumps, the soft and cosy coats - were, subconsciously, rooted in my teenage memories of Some like it hot and Gentlemen prefer blondes. 

Fall 2015 was one of the most classic and quietest Max Mara collections, but it was also one of the most beautiful and timeless they've ever given us. These clothes were made for women who have a little Marilyn in them, those who sincerely believe that "beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity..." as Marilyn once said.

Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015
Photo source: Max Mara Fall/Winter 2015 via style.com, details via The Imprint, Marilyn Monroe photographed by George Barris in Santa Monica, 1962 - collage by me

7 comments:

  1. I have her in me too so I totally share your thoughts Natalia. The collection is pure femininity and elegance. Have a lovely weekend! xo

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  2. these beige and gray shades are super pretty. ahhhh <3

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  3. Just when I thought I couldn't love Max Mara any more... Of course, I have always suspected that I could not wear Marilyn's style as well as she did; it was the way she moved that made her clothes look so wonderful. Still, what fun to have the chance to try!
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. I've been loving their collections! BIG fan of camel!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. That chunky knit cardigan - wow! Just beautiful.

    Tara x

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  6. I agree with Cee,
    I didn't think I could admire this designer more, but I do.
    The fabrications are just so luxe , the silhouettes so splendid and wearable. My favorites are the grey quilted pieces one in velvet and one in fur, perhaps, but what a spectacular collection!
    Thank you for sharing this!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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