During the second world war was the luxury industry changed once again. The war brought shortage in almost every category of goods but the cinema’s were getting more popular. This was a way to get distracted from the war and enhance the sense of fashion. This was the reason why Hollywood actresses become an icon for the society back then and increased the style and fashion influence.
Let’s go back in the time and we are now in April 1952. Marilyn Monroe is 26 years old and she has her first cover of the Life Magazine. This was the beginning of her career and became a star in Hollywood. She already played in a lot of different movies and signed with the 20th Century Fox. During that year the super star was releasing 4 movies and Chanel used her as a secret weapon. She declared in the Interview of Life Magazine that she wears only Chanel N.5 for sleeping. And there, it is history from that day! Chanel N.5 was the ultimate femininity for the society.
Liz Taylor (also known as Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor) was a British-American actress. From her early years she became a superstar on the Hollywood screen. During the Golden Age she was the most famous film star and was recognized for her glamorous lifestyle and beautiful “violet” eyes. Liz Raylor had a huge passion for jewelry and over the years she owned a number of Krupp Diamond pieces, which she wore daily. She was a fashion icon during her years and helped popularize Valentino and Halston’s designs in the 1980’s.
They have similar ages and share an intimate relationship that continued into old age. We’re talking about the friendship between Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. They were a match made in heaven and understood each other perfectly well. In the opening of the romantic movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” , was Audrey Hepburn wearing the little black dress which was designed by Givenchy. This Item was cited as one of the most iconic dress of the twentieth century. Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American Cinema. She was also placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
Not only American/British actresses were iconic during the Golden Age. The former French actress Birgitte Anne-Marie Bardot was one of the best sex symbols and also an activist. The Bardot neckline (open necks that exposes both shoulders) in the fashion, is named after her. She brought the “Choucroute” hairstyle in fashion and she was also the one who popularized bikini’s in her films.