Celebrities through their appearances in film or on the red carpet become intrinsically associated with a look or designer. Some take fashion risks which pay off while others become known for fashion disasters. Nevertheless, their outfits are never forgotten and become memorable for the impact they make. These dresses, more often than not, cement the star’s and their designer’s A-List status. They make them style icons!
From Elizabeth Hurley’s “safety pin dress,” Sharon Stone’s Gap button-down shirt, to Jennifer Lopez’s “Jungle Dress,” there are countless unforgettable ensembles. Here are the top outfits that have style icons have ever worn or designed!
1. Marilyn Monroe by William Travilla – 1955 The Seven-Year Itch
On the 15th of September, 1955 stood a young Marilyn Monroe in the streets of New York City and forever changed women’s fashion. That day, thousands of bystanders stood and watched the 14 takes it took to film this scene, a moment which lasts a mere couple of seconds in the film Seven-Year Itch. As the subway train passed underneath, Monroe’s dress flew up, and the image instantly became iconic.
This halter-neck dress, made by a long-time collaborator with Monroe, Travilla, became synonymous with playfulness and with Monroe’s bubbly-blonde image.