Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

14 Oct

Vera Wang Bridal AW1415

The all-pink Vera Wang Bridal Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Collection is based on classic movies such as Howard Hawks’ « Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ».

Some « Gentlemen Prefer Blondes »-inspired campaigns : Giorgio Armani (in the TV campaign for the « Diamonds » fragrance, launched in the Autumn of 2007, Beyoncé was reinterpreting « Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend », sung by Marilyn Monroe in « Gentlemen Prefer Blondes »), PeTA (Anna Nicole Smith posed as Marilyn Monroe in « Gentlemen Prefer Blondes », with the « Gentlemen Prefer Fur-Free Blondes » slogan, for the PeTA campaign which was launched in November 2004), Yazbukey (in 2008, Yaz and Emel Kurhan launched the « Gentlemen Prefer Blondes » accessories collection which paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe), Yves Saint Laurent (the Jean-Baptiste Mondino-shot ad campaign for the « Cinéma » perfume, released in October 2004, referenced the scene in « Gentlemen Prefer Blondes » when Marilyn Monroe sings « Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend »).

Photo : Thomas Iannaccone




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28 responses to “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

  1. Fashion Mayann

    October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Pretty in Pink : Don’t forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month ! XO

  2. Darling Diva

    October 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    The big flower on the waist of this magnificent dress is beautiful! x

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Thanx ! You wrote in your “My Wedding” post that you wanted a pink dress, I wish you to have one as sumptuous as this gorgeous dress (perfect for a Diva) ! XO

  3. fashionforlunch

    October 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you ! No one does sensational bridal dresses like Vera Wang ! X

  4. Fashionista In Suburbia

    October 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    oh. delicious!

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you very much ! Just after finishing writing this post, I checked out the “British Vogue” site and saw their “Think Pink : Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness month” special shopping selection, so I just found another very good reason to post this tremendously beautiful dress, which inspired the 1st comment I published ! XX

      • Fashionista In Suburbia

        October 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

        Well done! Gotta love Pink! 💗

      • Fashion Mayann

        October 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

        Thank you ! I’ve just read your story and I do love pink more than ever ! XX

  5. .MIS. Manhattan Image & Style

    October 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Gorgeous! Very sophisticated! 😉

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks a lot ! To me, Vera Wang has always been associated with New York dream weddings, so I’m ecstatic that you love it ! ❤

  6. The Fashion Huntress

    October 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Ahhh!!! This is my dream dress if I ever went to a ball!! Maybe the MET will invite me to the costume ball one year? haha! 😉

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      Ha ha, if you have such a spectacular dress, I’m sure that Anna Wintour will help you getting there ! XXX

  7. whatwewear

    October 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    love the title of this post (says Rony, Vera disagrees.. ;))
    such a beautiful and romantic piece, Vera Wang truly creates wearable art!
    thanks for sharing all these unique and amazing fashions in your posts!! xoxo

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 15, 2013 at 7:35 am

      You’re truly welcome ! To get such fab comments to pieces that I have selected is a really amazing feeling ! The title of this post made it more difficult to choose one particular dress from this stunning collection though, because most of them were modeled by brunettes !! xoxo

  8. Elisa d 'Almeida

    October 15, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Oh my, oh my!!!!
    Pink, pink …pink…

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Ha ha, thank you ! I guess that I’ve been subconsciously inspired by your tremendous “Pink” post ! X

  9. issatchieu

    October 15, 2013 at 3:18 am

    is that true abt blondes 🙂 beautiful dress colour

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks so much ! You’re right about blondes and about the color, which is delicate yet strong, like ALL women, LOL !

  10. edwardkan

    October 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm


    • Fashion Mayann

      October 16, 2013 at 5:18 am

      THX !!! Someone who’s lucky enough to wear such a romantic masterpiece should feel like a giant magnificent rose ! Xxx

  11. loralorapa

    October 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Alors là je craque complètement 🙂 !!!! même si le nœud je l’aurai plus vu dans le dos ou sur le côté 🙂
    C’est une vraie robe de princesse comme je les aime ❤

    • Fashion Mayann

      October 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Je savais qu’elle te plairait, celle-ci !!! L’avantage du nœud devant, c’est qu’on le voit mieux en photo, mais pour une vue d’ensemble “dans la vraie vie”, c’est vrai qu’il pourrait être déplacé ! C’est difficile d’imaginer à quel point ça doit être sensationnel de porter un tel chef-d’œuvre ! ❤

      • loralorapa

        October 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

        Le tissu a l’air si agréable à porter, léger, confortable…
        ça donne envie ^^
        Des dois ça serait bien de rentrer dans les contes de fée juste pour porter ce genre de robe 🙂

      • Fashion Mayann

        October 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm

        C’est vrai ! Je n’en suis pas revenue de la date de la collection, puis j’ai réalisé que ça devait prendre tant de temps à réaliser une telle merveille, qu’il fallait vraiment s’y prendre à l’avance ! Dans les contes de fée, comme Cendrillon avec ses oiseaux, ça va plus vite ! XXX

      • loralorapa

        October 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

        Ah oui ça 🙂 avec l’aide des animaux y a pas photo 🙂 🙂 🙂 hihi

      • Fashion Mayann

        October 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

        Cui-cui MDR ! ❤


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