Fashion has evolved massively over the decades, however there have been some significant standout moments that will always be famous for taking the world of fashion by storm. We have put together a collection of three of the most iconic fashion moments in history that will always be remembered!
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Being known as the ultimate definition of class and glamour is Audrey Hepburn’s black Givenchy dress in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Whilst the striking floor length dress with swooping back detail is a statement in itself, it was the combination of the breathtaking pearls with more bold and beautiful diamonds and the persona played by Hepburn that made the look so famous.
A black dress is the most simple and iconic piece in any wardrobe, and when this was paired with the stunning vintage jewellery and Hepburn, magic happened. This look will forever be remembered as one of the most famous moments in pop-culture history.
Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch
Another iconic fashion moment is the white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch. In a theatrical moment, Marilyn Monroe’s white dress is blown upwards as a result of the breeze from the subway. The image of her laughing as this happens has been plastered across art, clothing and memorabilia for decades and it continues to be one of the best known images of all time.
It was reported that in 2011, a whopping 56 years after the film was released, the famous dress worn by Marilyn sold for $4.6 million. This is a strong indication of just how much of an impact this look had on pop-culture.
Princess Diana’s Revenge Dress
Princess Diana was seen attending a dinner wearing a stunning off the shoulder, black silk dress, accompanied with a gorgeous pearl necklace and unparalleled amounts of elegance. This became known as the “revenge dress”, as it was later that night that a documentary about Prince Charles aired, attempting to show him in a more favourable light following the divorce.
Diana’s look was enough to completely blow the news of the documentary out of the water. It was thought that Diana had previously been too nervous to wear the dress, however as royal protocol was no longer a concern, the dress made an appearance. The dress grew to symbolise freedom from her restricted life, which will go down in history for being one of the most iconic fashion moments of all time.
These three moments have all stood the test of time, remaining as the most iconic fashion moments of all time, along with the stunning pieces of vintage jewellery that accompanied them. No modern equivalent is yet to have quite the impact that these looks did, aside from perhaps Kate Middleton’s wonderful wedding dress and her striking vintage engagement ring, once belonging to Princess Diana. It is exciting to think that more iconic fashion moments could be just around the corner, but until then, these looks have had enough of an impact to fill the void.