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Elegant Curiosities
Look / Marilyn


Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate example of female beauty. As our designer is a fan of this beauty and the fashion that was worn in her most famous period, she had to include a piece inspired by Marilyn in the collection, especially a showgirl look and give it the glamorous and old Hollywood luxurious feel to it.

In the setting on the body and the necklace you will find a stocking fragment worn by Marilyn Monroe herself. This comes from a piece that was bought from the Shaw family archives, Ltd. Limited collection. This comes from a stocking sold at the Christies auction in London on December 17, 2002. This stocking was from the time she resided in Parkside House with her then husband Arthur Miller, at this time she was making The Prince and the showgirl with Laurence Olivier.

This piece comes with a certificate by Elegant Curiosities.

The headdress is lightweight and he base is made with flexible metal. There are lots of Sterling silver beads, grey and cream freshwater pearls added on this headdress.

On the body, beautiful lace is sewn together to create a beautiful flow in his piece. Lots of sterling silver beads and gray and cream freshwater pearls are sewn on the piece to make It luxurious and glamorous.

Included with his look: *Headdress *Body *Gloves *Necklace *Freshwater pearl sterling earrings.

About the collection

The pieces are designed for anyone who wants to express their femininity, people who want to stand out in something luxurious, unique and exclusive. Every piece of clothing is also a piece of jewellery. Just a few examples of what you can find on her designs: historical remnants, 24k hand gilded and silver-plated details, gemstones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and 14k gold. All to give you the feeling that you are not just wearing a piece of clothing, but a jewel with its own story and inspiration.

Designer: Laila Verseput / Elegant Curiosities
Model: Laila Verseput
Photograpy: Laurens van Riel
Intern Coupeuse (skirts): Julia Eliene Vos
Music Production Showcase: Robin Post & HermanusArtisticus

Why is my collection black?

I personally wear black about 90% of the time as it looks classy and stylish, but there is a deeper meaning to the color and for that we have to look into history.

In the Roman times and Middle ages black was associated with authority and dignity. Later in the 13th century the color black was associated with sinister and death, for example black animals like cats and crows were considered evil.

Black was an extremely expensive color to produce and was mostly made from bark, roots, and fruits, however most were bluish, grayish, or brown in tone. The best way to get black dye was to use Oak apples. These are very small so you need an extremely huge amount to get a little bit of dye.

In the 14th century black clothing became popular. At the time, mostly in Italy, there were rules that wouldn’t allow you to wear certain colors, if you were not in the high ranks of society. Wealthy people without ranks wanted to stand out too and there was no law on the expensive color black. This way they could still show their wealth, and so the demand for black fabric grew and with that did the skills of the dyers.

Beautiful black clothing did not go unnoticed by society. The color was so dark and elegant that the nobility classes of Europe took to wearing black. At the end of the 14th century, foreign kings and princes took interest in black clothing. So, black became the color of choice for noble young men for centuries.

My love for history and luxury made me choose this color for my collection.