Kylie Jenner is blowing up the Internet with photos of herself recreating Marilyn Monroe’s iconic role as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The photos were shared across multiple social media platforms and Kylie shared them with her 150 million Instagram followers. Many celebrities celebrated Halloween with multiple costume changes and Kylie shared photos of herself as a fairy, the Little Mermaid, Madonna, and Marilyn. Her makeup artist, Ariel Tejada, created Kylie’s face for the look and shared the photos on Instagram. In the caption, Ariel said only Kylie Cosmetics were used!
Recreating Marilyn Monroe’s classic look must have been surreal for those who worked on the project and celebrity stylist Alejandro Peraza described it as a dream come true. Speaking to Elle, Alejandro said Kylie’s stylist Jill Jacobs called him and he sent over sketches. It took two weeks to finish the outfit, down to Marilyn’s gloves.
Ariel Tejada also spoke about the experience and shared multiple photos of Kylie from the shoot.
“Creating this moment with @kyliejenner for @vmagazine was so major. Being able to transformer into Marilyn for a day was so cool! love creative projects like these! They excite me so much. 😍♥️ #makeupbyariel #marilynmonroe”
You may see the photos of Kylie that Ariel shared below.
Kylie Jenner shared the photos on her own page where they went viral. Though she only captioned the pics with “MARILYN,” a heart emoji, and #HappyHalloween, it was enough to set the Internet on fire.
Pulling off a good Marilyn Monroe look can be tricky, and when considering Kylie’s dark hair and chocolate brown eyes it may have seemed this would have been a difficult challenge.
The look was perfect and now that everyone knows Kylie can sing (check out the Rise and Shine viral video) the only thing that would have topped the costume would have been if Kylie sang “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.”
V Magazine explained that the shoot was for their first video cover. You can watch a video that V Magazine uploaded as well as find out more about the shoot below.
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𝒟𝒾𝒶𝓂𝑜𝓃𝒹𝓈 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒶 𝑔𝒾𝓇𝓁’𝓈 𝒷𝑒𝓈𝓉 𝒻𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒹 💎 For Halloween and our first #V!DEO cover, beauty boss and business icon @kyliejenner transforms herself into old Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe! The youngest daughter of the world’s most famous family goes into full character for her #GentlemenPreferBlondes rendition. Head to our site for her latest interview and more from the shoot. Link in bio! — V!DEO Cover: @gregswalesart Styling: @jilljacobsstudio Deputy Editor/Text: @mathiasrosenzweig Makeup: @makeupbyariel using @kyliecosmetics Hair: @hair_by_jay1 Set Design: @theninjaatelier — Kylie wears @alejandrocollection / makeup @kyliecosmetics — #V
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