How My Week with Marilyn costumer Jill Taylor turned that sketch—based on this real-life Marilyn outfit—into this, on Michelle Williams. More exclusive details on the costumes—including lots of sketches and a spirited vintage-undergarment discussion—here.

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Sketch courtesy of Jill Taylor. Movie still by Laurence Cendrowicz/© 2011 The Weinstein Company.



“Jill Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious scientist, she watched her mind deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Because of her understanding of the brain, her respect for the cells in her body, and an amazing mother, Jill completely recovered. In My Stroke of Insight, she shares her recommendations for recovery and the insight she gained into the unique functions of the two halves of her brain. When she lost the skills of her left brain, her consciousness shifted away from normal reality where she felt "at one with the universe.”

- “One of the greatest blessings I received as a result of this hemorrhage is that I had the chance to rejuvenate and strengthen my neurocircuits of innocence and inner joy. Thanks to the stroke, I have become free to explore the world again with child like curiosity.  In the absence of obvious and immediate danger, I feel safe in the world and I walk the Earth as though it is my backyard. In the consciousness of my right mind (right brain), we are laced together as the universal tapestry of human potential, and life is good and we are all beautiful - just the way we are." 

- "Knowing that I am a part of the cosmic flow makes me feel innately safe and experience my life as heaven on earth. How can I feel vulnerable when I cannot be separated from the greater whole? My left mind thinks of me as a fragile individual capable of losing my life. My right mind realizes that the essence of my being has eternal life."