Retro Revival: Old Hollywood Glamour Shines Through These Modern Looks

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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-Inspired Chanel
Davis image via A Certain Cinema. Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 image via Harper’s Bazaar.

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.

Hepburn-Inspired Valentino
Hepburn image via Hollywire. Valentino Spring/Summer 2013 image via Forbes.

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.

Dietrich-Inspired Ralph Laurn
Dietrich image via IMDB. Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2013 image via Harper’s Bazaar

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?

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4 Responses to Retro Revival: Old Hollywood Glamour Shines Through These Modern Looks

  1. Hannah Stewart 01/24/2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Anything Hepburn!!

  2. Jeanne 01/24/2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Jean harlow!!!

  3. margaux 01/27/2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Ava Gardiner!

  4. Elyse Frances Enger 01/29/2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Hepburn, Harlow, Fawcett and Taylor!

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