Dresses and icons

Breezy, eh?

The news that Debbie Reynolds will put her iconic dresses from her private collection fills the fashion world with excitement – and I am no different, even though I am unable to afford one.

With dresses such as the “subway” dress Marilyn Monroe wore in “The seven-year itch” proced at US$ 2 million, is not surprising the whole lot is expected to fetch in excess of US$ 7 million.  Still a disappointment for Reynolds, who was expecting to open a museum to display the items, but gave up as no sponsor stepped forward.

See the collection here

Dresses made famous by women and women made famous by dresses

This delightful selection consists of dresses worn by famous women in events  and movie characters costumes together with controversial picks – J. Lo’s belly button low cut green Versace and “that” dress that  brought Elizabeth Hurley to fame.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

My favourites are the rhinestone encrusted dress Marilyn Monroe’s wore to sing that infamous  happy birthday to president Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn’s black dress worn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.

“Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress”, said Coco Chanel, and she was right, in more ways than others – I would feel most elegant wearing *most* of these oldies!

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