Photographs by Bert Stern
Styling by Elizabeth Stewart and George Kotsiopoulos/Margaret Maldonado Agency; Hair by Andy Lecompte for Sunsilk/Solo Artists; Makeup by Paul Starr for Chanel/Magnet LA; Diamond rope necklaces and diamond ring by Martin Katz; Loose crystals by Swarovski; Pearl necklaces and pearl earrings by Mikimoto; Pearl ring by Chanel Fine Jewelry; Sheets by Chez M'Lain; Vintage veil and scarves by The Way We Wore, Los Angeles; Nude chiffon flowers by Jennifer Behr; Panties by Eres
In 1962, photographer Bert Stern shot a series of photos of Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel-Air that have collectively come to be known as "The Last Sitting." The photographs are arguably the most famous images ever captured of America's most famous actress. Six weeks after she had posed, Monroe was found dead of an apparent barbiturate overdose.