First of all, we would like to wish Marilyn Monroe a splendid birthday. On June 1st, the icon would be celebrating her 87th year. We admire the way she influenced generations with her undeniable talent, wit, and charm as the rare sex icon that was also incredibly lovable. But, what if Marilyn were still with us today? She would undoubtedly be in attendance at every Met Gala and Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, right? We’ve compiled five Spring / Summer 2013 pieces that this summer baby would have definitely included on her birthday wishlist.

1. Ben-Amun Earrings

Marilyn Monroe Ben-Amun Earrings
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Ben-Amun’S Cluster Drop Earrings


2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Swimsuit

Marc by Marc Jacobs Swimsuit Marilyn Monroe
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Marc Jacobs Strapless Floral Swimsuit


3. Wes Gordon S/S 2013

Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday Wes Gordon
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Wes Gordon’s Black Cotton Cashmere Knit Tee and Ivory Lace Corset Skirt


5. Alexander McQueen 

Happy Birthday Marilyn Alexander McQueen Dress
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Alexander McQueen’s Exposed Bustier Mini Dress.


5. Dennis Basso

Marilyn Monroe Birthday Dennis Basso Gown
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Dennis Basso Gown

These 5 items would have definitely suited a modern day Marilyn Monroe.

Justin Gilbert is a rising senior at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is studying Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Studio Art. This course of study stemmed from his love of design, fashion, creativity, and innovative marketing. This summer, Justin hopes to gain valuable insight and experience in the world of editorial fashion. In the future, Justin plans to be a fashion public relations professional while simultaneously growing his blog, The Style Lion, to become a staffed publication and a brand of its own.