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 in one of her signature suits, 1933 Vogue Germany, February 2013
Photo by Eugene Robert Richee, 1930 Beyonce for L’Uomo Vogue, June 2011
“Shanghai Express,” 1932 Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2012
Photo by William Walling, Jr., 1934 Kirsten Dunst for V Magazine, Spring 2010
“Manpower,” 1941 Galliano for Dior RTW Spring/Summer 2004