It looks like Vogue is experiencing another case of groupthink. A short blonde bob, pouting lips, and an emphasis on curves are three elements we’re seeing splashed across its covers this month. Marilyn Monroe–the woman, the aura, the sex appeal–has long been an inspiration for the fashion industry, and the fashion world appears to be very inspired lately.
Michelle Williams, on the cover of US Vogue‘s October issue, will be starring as the titular icon in My Week with Marilyn, to be released in the US in the beginning of November. The magazine has a history of featuring cover stars when they have a film project to promote, so the connection makes sense. Sasha Pivovarova portrays a modern and slightly deconstructed version of Marilyn on the October cover of Vogue Paris while Rihanna strikes a pose in a cropped blonde wig for Vogue UK’s November issue. A happy coincidence, perhaps? We’ll let you be the judge.