Dear Costume Department: ‘My Week with Marilyn’


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Michelle Williams has some big (high?) shoes to fill when her new film My Week with Marilyn hits theaters later this month — there’s the walk, the voice, the hair. And so does the person dressing her, whose job it is to achieve Marilyn circa 1956 — post-The Seven-Year Itch and pre-Some Like It Hot. The requisite balance between subtlety and sensuality… well, here’s how we’d do it.

These sunglasses from Super are ridiculously classic and ultra-dark — to hide all those feelings.

Paler than your average trench, this Charles Anatase coat seems so ladylike, especially with the belt really hugging that hourglass.

These peep toe pumps are just the sort of sensible heels — from the house line of one of LA’s hottest stores, Tenoversix — that draw all eyes to a lady’s stems.

That bleached-to-hell hair requires all the protection it can get, and this gauzy cashmere scarf by Theodora & Callum is ideal for facing flashbulbs or for riding in cars with boys while your husband is away. Oops.

It takes next to nothing to attract attention, so why bother with adornment and color? The only thing this silk 3.1 Phillip Lim dress screams is “heartbreaker.”