Michelle Williams' Cover Shoot Style

Meet the new breed of blonde bombshell as she gets all dolled up.

Plus, read our exclusive interview with the star and check out her style evolution over the years.

January 12, 2011 8:00 AM
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She arrived in typical Brooklyn-cool fashion: jeans, ankle boots, army jacket, and no makeup. For our shoot, Michelle Williams would be transformed from indie darling to ethereal goddess. The halo effect came naturally, thanks to Williams' platinum-blonde hair—dyed for her upcoming role as Marilyn Monroe. The actress mixed a custom cherubic-pink lipcolor on set. As for the clothes: Valentino, Dior, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Alberta Ferretti provided sheer delicate frills. Despite being in love with every look (a pair of Dolce & Gabbana bloomers in particular), the Blue Valentine star was uneasy in front of the camera. To the rescue: MC stylist Alison Edmond, whom Williams asked for some "supermodel tips." Happy to help, Edmond posed like a pageant mother behind the photographer, while Williams laughed and copied her every move.

Dress, price upon request, Ralph Lauren Collection; shoes, $810, Gianvito Rossi; cuff, $30, Guess.

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