5 On-Screen Fashion Goddesses And Their Moments Of Sartorial Brilliance

Written by Khubi Amin AhmedSep 02, 2016
In the volatile worlds of fashion and cinema where everything is ‘seasonal’ (pun intended), it isn’t easy to strike a timeless trend that can outlive you. However, there lived a few sui generis fashion icons that successfully immortalized their movies wardrobes long after the credits rolled. This Women’s Day we pay tribute to 5 such fashion legends and their timeless cinematic moments of sartorial brilliance.

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This avant-garde movie star immortalized way too many fashion trends with just one movie!  Hepburn took her Givenchy love one notch higher with that incredible white gown in her 1954 classic, ‘Sabrina.’ And that iconic black dress in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ teamed with pearls and gloves cemented Hepburn's stature as a world class fashion icon.

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Marilyn Monroe in Seven Year Itch

Over 60 years ago in 1954 when Monroe stood on a subway grate wearing that little white dress and fought an upward breeze, she created history. This scene from ‘Seven Year Itch,’ went on to become one of the most iconic moments in fashion history as the voluptuous Marilyn Monroe stood in that beautifully cut, billowing white dress. That dress has ever since defined the quintessential Marilyn Monroe look.

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Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind

Not one outfit but all of Walter Plunkett’s costumes for Vivien Leigh’s character, Scarlett O’Hara in the iconic 1939 classic, ‘Gone With The Wind,’ created fashion history. This classic is considered the epitome of sartorial brilliance, with impeccably tailored suits and lavish gowns.

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Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca

Set in 1942 Africa of the World War era, Casablanca made a mark with feminine hairstyles, lightweight suits and flower pins. There couldn’t have been a better picture of alluring elegance than Ingrid Bergman in those classic skirt suits, luxurious hats and majestic gowns designed by Orry Kelly.

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Grace Kelly in Rear Window

In Rear Window, a 1954 Hitchcock classic, Grace Kelly and her wardrobe are an absolute triumph. Edith Head designed the much talked about white tulle dress which Kelly wore with her brand of elegance. Kelly's dresses and chic separates brought this Hitchcock classic on the fashion map.

Khubi Amin Ahmed

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