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Jill Taylor talks about dressing the character of Marilyn Monroe
Jill Taylor talks about dressing the character of Marilyn Monroe

Dressing an actress to play a global icon is tough. However, watching Michelle Williams channel Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn," you're seeing not the sex-kitten public film star but the private woman. It was this public versus private persona that helped costume designer Jill Taylor overcome any trepidation about tackling such a singular figure for this film, which recounts the tumultuous days of a young assistant on the set of "The Prince and the Showgirl," which costarred Laurence Olivier. Was this an intimidating thing to do, dressing a character who is not only universally known but also who as wardrobe driven as Marilyn Monroe? In terms of...

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