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Whether she's rocking a denim jacket over a bralette or a red carpet gown, Halsey seems to slay all kinds of fashion. This was made especially obvious when the 2018 amfAR New York Gala came around and she attempted a different kind of style challenge: channeling a Hollywood icon.

When Halsey posted her screen siren look on Instagram, her followers couldn't handle the resemblance to Marilyn Monroe. 

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"Marilyn Monroe vibes," one user exclaimed. "Marilyn Monroe [part two]," a follower commented. "IM LOVING THESE MARILYN VIBES YES ASHLEYYYY," another user wrote (referencing Halsey's real name, Ashley Nicolette Frangipane).  

The high slit of her Georges Hobeika gown and her tattoos added an edge to her old Hollywood look. She added some shimmer with the Lorraine Schwartz earrings to tie the whole look together. 


Halsey was clearly aware of the comparison. She even captioned this video, "HPPY BDAY MR. PREZ."

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For those who don't know, Monroe famously sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy in 1962. 

While getting ready, Halsey paid homage to Madonna (who has portrayed Monroe many times). 

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Halsey as Madonna as Marilyn? The evening got VERY meta. 

That wasn't her only look of the night, though. She got her KiraKira on in this stunning gown. 

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Still, Instagram followers continued with the Marilyn Monroe comparisons. Halsey's dress DOES resemble Monroe's shimmering gown from her JFK performance, but it's updated for 2018 with the draping and the cutouts.

Channeling icons, performing music, and supporting a good cause? YAS, GIRL. 

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Maybe Halsey could bring us as her plus-one next year? 

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