MARILYN MONROE Costume test for unfinished Something's Gotta Give 1962. Costume by JEAN LOUIS. Marilyn was looking her very best here, slim, refreshed & stunning.The studio tried to pretend the opposite. From CREATING THE ILLUSION by Jay Jorgensen & Donald L Snoggins 2015. A fabulous book. JEAN LOUIS is FINALLY GIVEN HIS DUE HERE! He created Marlene Dietrich's iconic Las Vegas gowns, Marilyn's 'Happy Birthday' gown. And BOB MACKIE was HIS UNDERSTUDY (Minkshmink)
Jean Louis designed Marlene Dietrich's signature nude-colored souffle chiffon gown encrusted with crystals. He also designed the famous illusion dress worn by Marilyn Monroe at President Kennedy's 1962 birthday celebration.