Anarchists of Style…The Muse Edition: Marlene Dietrich

German-born actress Marlene Dietrich is one whose unique style and ability to blur gender lines through clothing has endured for decades, influencing the creation of Yves Saint Laurent’s le smoking tuxedo suit in 1966 as well as countless other designers, photographers, and editors. Here we present to you some images demonstrating Dietrich’s continued ability to serve as muse for fashion’s creative minds.

Dietrich - White Suit          Dietrich - Vogue Germany Feb 13d

Dietrich in one of her signature suits, 1933      Vogue Germany, February 2013

Dietrich - Tux           Dietrich - L'Uomo Vogue June 11c

Photo by Eugene Robert Richee, 1930                  Beyonce for L’Uomo Vogue, June 2011

Dietrich - Shanghai Express           Dietrich - Wu Fall 2012 

“Shanghai Express,” 1932                                        Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2012

Dietrich - Feathers                  Kirsten Dunst Feathers V Mag

Photo by William Walling, Jr., 1934                     Kirsten Dunst for V Magazine, Spring 2010

Dietrich - Beret           Dietrich - Christian Dior RTW SS 04d

“Manpower,” 1941                                             Galliano for Dior RTW Spring/Summer 2004

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  • Nicola Featherstone November 08, 2013 10.32 am

    The queen of androgyny! She’s a true timeless style icon.


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