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Only Marilyn Monroe Could Make A Potato Sack Look This Good

BRB, headed to the produce section.

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We tend to picture Marilyn Monroe in chic bathing suits, furs, diamonds, and elegant evening gowns. So what the heck is she doing dressed like this?

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The story goes that this 1951 portrait session is something of a response to a journalist who called Marilyn "cheap" for her sexy fashion choices.

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And so, some smarty pants came up with the idea to photograph Marilyn in something so completely un-sexy.

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Of course, Marilyn managed to make this Idaho potato sack look...well...amazing.

P.S.: Want your shoes.
Earl Theisen / Getty Images

P.S.: Want your shoes.

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