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.
This 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 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 not only became a real princess when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco but was Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite actress.
Besides 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.
Her philosophy is “Life’s not all about money, there are furs and jewelry as well,”.
Another Hitchcock muse. Here she is in Casablanca, 1942.