“I’ve been thinking a lot about icons,” said Guido Palau backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2020 show. He’d made 61 hair looks, all of them different, all of them (hopefully) iconic. “We don’t actually know Marilyn Monroe,” he continued, “But we feel like we do, because we’ve bought into her imagery.
I think when we believe people are comfortable and powerful in their skin and their style, that’s what makes us love them… Of course, we know now that Marilyn wasn’t secure. But we believed her [confidence] for so long.”