Celebrities hold tremendous influence over the world’s fashion on the red carpet, in films, and on the stage. Garments like Marilyn Monroe’s classic white dress in “The Seven Year Itch” have become cultural touchstones that embody the art of the era throughout entertainment history. These 20 iconic celebrity fashion moments, sometimes outrageous and often avant-garde, have had an incalculable impact on how we perceive moments in history, art, and pop culture.
1. Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
In 1961, Audrey Hepburn inspired a generation of fashionistas in her role as Holly Golightly as she stood in front of the iconic Tiffany & Co. building on New York City’s 5th Avenue in a form-fitting black gown, chic sunglasses, and three strands of thick pearls. The look helped to popularize the “little black dress,” which is now an essential part of any fashionable woman’s wardrobe.