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Recreating Marilyn Monroe’s outfits in ‘Blonde’

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:FILM CLIPS ARE CLEARED FOR MEDIA BROADCAST AND/OR INTERNET USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS STORY ONLY. NO RE-SALE. NO ARCHIVE. NETFLIX1. Trailer clip - "Blonde" ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles, 14 September 20222. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Johnson, Costume Designer:"And we couldn't obviously access the same fabrics, but it was really important to uphold the quality of construction to those original dresses. So they felt… they didn't feel like a cheap simulation or they didn't feel like a costume. It was really important that they felt like the real thing."NETFLIX3. Trailer clip - "Blonde" ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles, 14 September 20224. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Johnson, Costume Designer:"It's quite hard to find existing things. Vintage clothing is, you know, it's going away, it's out, it's literally evaporating from this planet. You know, as we know in our personal garments, things only lasts so long."NETFLIX5. Trailer clip - "Blonde" NETFLIX / ASSOCIATED PRESS++STILL IMAGE++6. This combination of photos shows Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe in a scene from "Blonde," left, and Marilyn Monroe posing on a subway grate while filming "The Seven Year Itch" in New York on Sept. 9, 1954. (Netflix via AP, left, AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman)ASSOCIATED PRESSLos Angeles, 14 September 20227. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Johnson, Costume Designer:"And you really can luxuriate in the quality of the dress and the production of the dress. And I have this whole back story as the dress is slowly moving across the screen of how it was made. And it was so hard and we had a lot of failures. I think we went through about 50 yards of fabric because the pleating plating wasn't right. It looked great, but it wasn't. The molds were not designed correctly for the pleating. And so there was a lot of research and development and waste, you know, going into that. And it was so satisfying to kind of luxuriate on that"NETFLIX7. Trailer clip - "Blonde" ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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