Alliance “Nicole” Hoodie (Black)

Regular price $104.00

Anna Nicole Smith was many things from a Playboy bunny to a reality TV star but most importantly an American icon. More than 10 years after her death, we revisit the complex legacy of the woman who made the Kardashians possible and redefined American beauty. At five years old, Anna Nicole Smith was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe. She wanted and succeeded in becoming a famous bombshell like Monroe.

When we think of Anna Nicole Smith, most of us think of the legendary Marilyn Monroe. Smith did not have the talent of Monroe, but she tried to emulate her idol throughout her entire career. Smith said once that she’d often travel around with Monroe’s films in her bag. When you take a step back and compare the two, their rags-to-riches lives were oddly similar, including their deaths.

Smith's fame dominated the sphere of tabloid culture, paving the way for everyone from Paris Hilton to Kim Kardashian. Smith was successful as a model, but she never found the same recognition or success as an actress. She modeled for the Swedish clothing company H&M Smith appeared on the cover of the March 1992 issue of Playboy magazine as Vickie Smith. She appeared as the Playboy Playmate of the Month in a pictorial shot by Stephen Wayda for the May 1992 issue. Smith also secured a contract to replace supermodel Claudia Schiffer in a Guess jeans ad campaign featuring a series of sultry black-and-white photographs. During the Guess campaign, she chose her stage name Anna Nicole!

But one of her most historic moments was her marriage to 89 year old, oil tycoon J. HOWARD MARSHALL. In 1994, after pursuing Anna Nicole, the 89-year-old oil tycoon married the 26-year-old model. But Anna Nicole didn’t get her happily ever after: he died a year later without ever including Anna Nicole in his will. She fought in court for years and even once won in a court in California, awarding her a whopping $474 million! The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit subsequently threw out the entire award claiming that court had no right. The battle for J. Howard Marshall II money still goes on today even after Smiths’ passing.

  • 8.3oz (80% ringspun cotton / 20% polyester)
  • split stitch double needle sewing on all seams
  • double fabric hood
  • standard fit
  • screen printed design