I think I did it. I found Frida Giannini’s inspiration for Gucci spring 2011 in a highly unlikely place. While watching Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes the other day, I was struck by the similarity to the Gucci outfits that have been gracing the cover of every spring magazine (more on that later). It’s not just the distinct color palette: the similarities in the two outfits are present in the long flowing pants, the deep v-neck and the bright red lips. If only Freja Beha Erichson had bleach blond Marilyn Monroe hair to match!