Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons

Hollywood has always been a source of inspiration for us, poor mortals. Some of the most influential people were actors and actress made immortal by the big screen. Today, My Design Week shows you the fashion icons Hollywood gave us.

Marilyn Monroe

mydesignweek_marilyn monroe  Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons mydesignweek marilyn monroeThis is the red carpet dress that turned her into a fashion icon: white fur and satin dress. She wore it in 1954 for the premier of Walter Lang’s musical There’s No Business Like Show Business.

Rita Hayworth

mydesignweek_Hayworth, Rita (Gilda)_01  Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons mydesignweek Hayworth Rita Gilda 01Rita Hayworth played femme fatale Gilda in the Charles Vidor film, which would make her one of the biggest female stars of the forties. Here she has an ivory cigarette holder, floor-length sheath dress and white fur.

Grace Kelly

mydesignweek_grace-kelly.jpg  Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons mydesignweek grace kellyGrace kelly not only became a real princess when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco but was Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite actress.

Marlene Dietrich

mydesignweek_desire-marlene-dietrich-1936  Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons mydesignweek desire marlene dietrich 1936mydesignweek_desire-marlene-dietrich-1936_  Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons mydesignweek desire marlene dietrich 1936Besides being a singer, Marlene appeared in a few Hollywood movies. In the images, she  is wearing Satin dress by costume designer Travis Banton for Desire, 1936.

Elizabeth Taylor

mydesignweek_elizabeth-taylor  Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons mydesignweek elizabeth taylor1Her philosophy is “Life’s not all about money, there are furs and jewelry as well,”.

Ingrid Bergman

mydesignweek_Ingrid-Bergman-Casablanca-1942  Hollywood Fashion Inspirational Icons mydesignweek Ingrid Bergman Casablanca 1942Another Hitchcock muse. Here she is in Casablanca, 1942.

Source: Vogue