Gigi Hadid, one of the Max Mara Fall Winter 15/16 Collection models strikes an uncanny resemblance to Marilyn Monroe. Choosing her was fully intentional as it alludes to the George Barris’ 1962 pictures of Marilyn at the beach swathed in a chunky masculine cardigan and a swaddled in a washed camel blanket. The collection’s signature coats are worn with the same seductiveness and the allure of luxurious beach wraps. Marilyn’s menswear classics are reinvented in camel hair, cashmere, alpaca and quilted silk, so are her signature slip dresses, bustiers and pencil skirts. There are bomber jackets, overcoats, peacoats, duffels, and sweatshirts that create shrunken and oversized silhuettes.
As to colours, there’s an abundance of nudes in the Max Mara Fall Winter 15/16 Collection : camel, sand, ivory, powdery pink which recall the famous shoot by the ocean. Nudes come along with the selection of elegant shades e.g. light blues as well as herringbone and checks. What gives the Marilyn like outfits an extra twist is a Hollywood bag in a sleek pony or calfskin with the elegant signature clasp which is worn as a backpack in the newest version.