There might be an error in the dictionary, because the definition of the word “timeless” never mentions the style of Old Hollywood’s starlets — pretty much the embodiment of this word! Want proof? Then, turn to the Spring 2013 runways, where these old-timey actress’ aesthetics found their way into modern looks.
Bette Davis’ headline-worthy look from the 1935 film Front Page Woman was evoked by a Chanel frock that featured a prim, split collar, crisply cuffed long sleeves, and noir sheath body.
Audrey Hepburn’s classic dress from How to Steal a Million seems to have influenced this Valentino number, whose floaty A-line cut and delicate, black lace overlay create striking parallels with the Hepburn original.
The bold Marlene Dietrich was one of the first women to wear menswear. The sleek suits for which she had a penchant were rampant on the Ralph Lauren runway.
Which star’s style would you most like to see reincarnated?