Marlene Dietrich, famous in the 1920’s and 1930’s for her singing and acting, may just be the reason you wear your trends today. This woman described by John Wayne as, “the most intriguing woman I have ever know”, broke all boundaries laid out for women at the time.
Famously donning a full on mans suit in an era when it was absolutely unheard of, she brought on a craze of tailored jackets and tuxedo detailing as seen on the Balmain runways as of late. She also managed to shine in glittering gowns a la Proenza Schoulers Fall cocktail collection and bundles of lace shown at Luisa Beccaria. She also had a tendency to wear structured futuristic looks such as those from Calvin Klein and Roland Mouret, even working the high shoulder look- the epitome of this season.
She may not have always looked pretty, but she was definitely one that caught your eye, and kept it interested.
So next time you see your mothers watching an old classic black and white movie, don’t roll your eyes and walk away, take notice of the magnificent women that graced the screens then. Who knows, its maybe there that you will find the inspiration for your next knockout outfit.