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Gentlemen Prefer Brunettes: Ariana Grande Dons Marilyn Monroe-Inspired Gown to MTV Movie Awards


Marilyn, is that you?

Ariana Grande channeled  Marilyn Monroe at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday night, pairing a body-hugging satin pink Michael Costello gown with a white fur stole and – fittingly – a sparkling Le Vian choker necklace.

Ariana Grande
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The look, which Grande, 22, finished with a subtle matte lip and sleek hair ‘do, was clearly inspired by Monroe’s performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in the classic 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Grande, who performed her new hit single “Dangerous Woman” with Broadway veteran composer Jason Robert Brown during the awards ceremony, is not the first star to take notes from Monroe.

tomorrow!!! @mtv #movieawards #DangerousWoman accompanied by my friend, the 1 & only Jason Robert Brown

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Madonna also slipped into a slinky pink gown for her 1984 “Material Girl” music video, emulating Gentlemen‘s iconic dance sequence.

Ariana Grande MTV Movie Awards
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Grande’s performance will air during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (at 8 p.m. ET) on MTV.

Who’s look do you prefer: the original Marilyn gown or Ariana’s variation? Tell us in the comments below.

–– Lindsay Kimble