Stern convinced her to pose nude with scarves as they drank champagne and listened to the Everly Brothers. The shoot went on until 7h00 the following morning. Stern was very happy with the photos. Although he shot nudes, they had an innocence about them. - Wright
The shoot was for Vogue, which had Stern on a contract that required him to fill 100 fashion pages a year and afforded him an additional 10 pages for personal projects. Stern proposed Monroe as a subject, she and the magazine agreed, and he set up an impromptu studio at the Hotel Bel-Air, expecting to receive only a few minutes with her.