Michelle Williams by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US October 2011

michelle williams3 Michelle Williams by Annie Leibovitz for <em>Vogue US</em> October 2011

Being MarilynMichelle Williams takes on the iconic role of Marilyn Monroe for the upcoming film, My Week with Marilyn, and takes method acting to the October issue of Vogue US where she covers the issue in character. Styled by Tonne Goodman, Michelle sports a retro wardrobe from the likes of Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and J. Crew in front of Annie Leibovitz’s lens.

View more from this shoot and read the article on Vogue.com

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  • Anonymous

    NOT loving the color or the first show shown… look too forced.  But the rest of them are very beautiful

  • Anonymous

    NOT loving the color or the first show shown… look too forced.  But the rest of them are very beautiful

  • Anapalron

    I love Michelle but she doesn’t look like Marilyn at all…

  • Lacy

    I’m sorry but she only looked cute in one shot… maybe two if you count the one of her backside. Really wanted to like this. Bummer.

  • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

    Her nose looks weird on the cover. The two shots in the middle are also awkward.

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  • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

    Her nose looks weird on the cover. The two shots in the middle are also awkward.

    http://www.kittenmasks.com

  • Anonymous

    Agree with Anapalron – not at all. And Kittenmasks – the symmertry of MM is not there at all.

  • Anonymous

    She really pulls off the look!

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    Plami

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  • anonymous

    This disappoints me because I love Michelle, I think she is a great actress and seems like a lovely woman, but this ed really failed to capture Marilyn’s attitude.  For the most part the outcome is stale and tries too hard, I would have liked to see this shot by someone other than Leibovitz.

  • anonymous

    This disappoints me because I love Michelle, I think she is a great actress and seems like a lovely woman, but this ed really failed to capture Marilyn’s attitude.  For the most part the outcome is stale and tries too hard, I would have liked to see this shot by someone other than Leibovitz.

  • http://twitter.com/StyleSouk Style Souk

    I love Michelle Williams, but this hackneyed attempt to reimagine Monroe is awful/risible/desperate… and, yes, that just about exhausts my arsenal of adjectives for ‘This is Sh*t’. 

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

  • http://twitter.com/StyleSouk Style Souk

    I love Michelle Williams, but this hackneyed attempt to reimagine Monroe is awful/risible/desperate… and, yes, that just about exhausts my arsenal of adjectives for ‘This is Sh*t’. 

    http://stylesouk.wordpress.com

  • Rolex

    These really aren’t good the posing and expression looks horrible.
     

  • http://www.style-abuse.blogspot.com Marcia Wong

    The one after the jump looks a lot like Marilyn Monroe, otherwise all of them are off and she looks horrible.

    http://www.style-abuse.blogspot.com 

  • Pat J.

    <3 Michelle, but she's not the right candidate for this look. She looks really uncomfortable in the cover shot. 

  • Ahjui1

    she lacks the Je Ne Sais Quoi! It’s more QUOI?

  • Ahjui1

    she lacks the Je Ne Sais Quoi! It’s more QUOI?

  • Annastepanova

    the balcony shot is gourgeous!

  • Mimitrix

    I feel as badly for Michelle as no be could “be” Marilyn. Marilyn herself had a hard time being her.
    Unfortunately there is a vacancy to her eyes and it’s as if she’s thinking “they’re never going to buy this”. The photo where she is reading is the best as she is not looking at the camera. Michelle lacks the self possession and confidence to look at the camera and inhabit Marilyn.