Witness the transformation of one beautiful star into one of the most iconic sex symbols in history with Michelle Williams' My Week with Marilyn photoshoot. These photographs by Brigitte Lacombe capture the process with striking beauty and elegance. It is remarkable how blurry the lines between behind the scenes footage is with what must have been reality for Marilyn Monroe with Lacombe's stunning shots. One feels they are witnessing the real life of Monroe.
“Michelle was as close as you can get to becoming Marilyn; aware of my presence, but really in Marilyn 's world,” says the photographer who has worked on films with Martin Scorsese, Spike Jonze and Quentin Tarantino. “I was there for the very last scene on the very last night of filming, in this tiny pub just outside of London,” says Lacombe. “It was very intense and taut, [the crew was] almost delirious with fatigue—it was a smokey, crowded and elated atmosphere.” This Michelle Williams' My Week with Marilyn photoshoot throws me in a flurry of excitement to see Williams bring the audience to a different time.