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Hollywood says yes to Fort St. John artist's dress

Marilyn Monroe was one of the most famous film stars of the 20th century — and now she’s got a dress to match. From May to September, the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles will host a Marilyn Monroe exhibit.

Marilyn Monroe was one of the most famous film stars of the 20th century — and now she’s got a dress to match.

From May to September, the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles will host a Marilyn Monroe exhibit. One of the items featured will be from Fort St. John artist Braden Scheck.

Scheck recreated Monroe’s famous white dress from the 1955 movie "The Seven Year Itch" using regular movie film.

Scheck wasn’t originally a fan of Monroe, but was a fan of her dress.

“I thought of this project about a year ago before I even realized I had a chance to make it,” said Scheck. “The idea just came to me about how I could utilize it other than with a project, like as a media, structurally as well. The medium of film just seemed like my only option.”

Scheck made the project as part of a university project while studying at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The school had a pile of stock footage that students could cut up and use for free for student films.

After its construction, the dress was picked up by the Hollywood Museum. Billed as “the official museum of Hollywood,” the attraction has four floors of exhibits from classic films.

“It was really cool; it was really surreal,” he said. “I’m not even done my schooling, and I’m already getting this opportunity to go in the Hollywood Museum.”

Scheck isn’t done.

He’s planning to possibly recreate other iconic dresses, like those worn by Audrey Hepburn or Dorothy’s dress from “The Wizard of Oz.” Scheck’s even considering making wearable dresses.

reporter@ahnfsj.ca

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