Ads for Dolce & Gabbana’s new cosmetics line were released today, featuring Scarlett Johansson as Marilyn Monroe reincarnate. Sexy? Sure. Original? Not so much. It’s no surprise that people are so fond of replicating Monroe’s iconic look — but aren’t any celebrities notable enough to just pose as themselves?
In a recent statement, Stefana Gabbana said of ScarJo:
Scarlett is sure of herself. She’s a beautiful girl, but she’s really easy going. She is very Dolce & Gabbana.
Right, so dress her up as someone else to push your rose-scented lipstick. Makes sense.
To her credit, Scarlett is of course not the only one who’s gotten her Marilyn on recently. Lindsay Lohan recreated “The Last Sitting” with Bert Stern, the original photographer who shot Marilyn in 1962, for New York Magazine last year.
Ironically, Lohan said she was envious of ScarJo in the February issue of Interview:
…I work just as hard as any other actress around my age, like Scarlett Johansson, but I just don’t get the opportunities that they get because people are so distracted by the mess that I created in my life.
At least she did Marilyn first — but not before several other beautiful women have donned the classic blonde-lady look. Stars like Anna Nicole Smith, Mira Sorvino, Kylie Minogue, Drew Barrymore and Melissa George have all taken a turn at achieving the iconic look.
How do you feel about Scarlett as Marilyn? Can she pull it off better than the rest?