November 16, 2012

10 Most Iconic Dresses

Some dresses are so memorable, that not only do they never go out of style, they become iconic. Take a look at 10 of the most famous dresses, that have managed to go down in history:

Marilyn Monroe’s Happy Birthday Mr. President Dress

Considered one of the sexiest performances of all time, Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday” for president Kennedy was not only memorable for the sultry way in which the sex-symbol sang, but also for the alluring Jean Louis dress that she wore that night. Studded with 2,500 rhinestones, the dress was so tight-fitting that it actually had to be sewn directly onto Marilyn’s body.

Diane Von Furstenberg’s Wrap Dress On The Cover Of Newsweek

Introduced in 1964 an currently considered one of the most versatile and universally-flattering womens’ garment, Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress was modeled by the designer herself on the cover on Newsweek magazine in 1967, along with the mention “the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel.”

Julia Roberts’ Dress In Pretty Woman

 

When Vivian returned to Rodeo Drive no longer wearing thigh-high boots and a belly-bearing top, but a fabulous draped off-the-shoulder scarlet dress, Edward wasn’t the only one to fall in love with her, but the audience as well. Although the studio originally wanted to use a more understated black dress, costume designer Marilyn Vance convinced them to use the drop-dead gorgeous red dress instead.

Sharon Stone’s Dress In Basic Instinct

The scene in which Sharon Stone’s character, Catherine Tramell, repeatedly crosses her legs during a police interrogation is still viewed as one of the most erotic in film history, and the ultra-short white sleeveless dress designed by Ellen Mirojnick has a lot to do with it.

J.Lo’s Dress At The 2000 Grammy Awards

 

Probably the most famous awards dress in history, the silk chiffon Versace dress that Jennifer Lopez wore to the 42nd Grammy Awards ceremony made headlines for its ultra-daring plunging neckline. To prevent any wardrobe malfunctions, the decolletage of the dress featured double-sided tape.

Audrey Hepburn’s Dress In Breakfast At Tiffany’s

 

Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly made every girl dream of having a charmed life in the big city when she wore the memorable little black dress in the opening scene of Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress

Proving once and for all that covering up is not only elegant, but also sensual, Grace Kelly’s wedding gown when she married Prince Rainier in 1956 has inspired a myriad wedding dresses since, including that of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian Dress

Inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian’s minimalistic primary-color paintings, Yves Saint Laurent’s sack silhouette dress that he designed in the 60s is said to have pioneered the colour blocking trend.

Madonna’s Lingerie-inspired “Like A Virgin” Wedding Dress

Madonna’s white lacy dress that she wore for her performance at the 1984 MTV Music Awards is said to have started the lingerie-inspired trend.

Princess Diana’s “Revenge” Dress

The same day that Prince Charles admitted to having commited adultery, Princess Diana stepped out in a stunning off-the-shoulder little black dress, which later came to be known as the “revenge” dress.

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