The Trendsetter

I think it’s only fitting to start with the women who is the leading lady in Oscar wins and fashion sense. Katharine Hepburn recieved 4 wins in her career. One of her biggest hits, The Philadelphia Story not only earned her an Oscar nomination but recreated her image into a glamorous movie star. Throughout the film she is draped in elegant gowns by the top designer for MGM studios in the ’30’s &’40’s, Adrian (the man behind Dorthy’s red-sequined ruby slippers).

Florence Welch in Yves Saint Laurent at the Met Gala 2011

The Row RTW Spring 2012

The Row RTW Spring 2012

Rachel Zoe RTW Spring 2012

Express Chiffon Top $59.90

BOTTEGA VENETA Wide-Leg Satin Pants $680

The style of this elegant evening gown is an absolute classic because the dress is cut in a way that will always exude elegance. With a cinched waist, prominent V-neck, and long sleeve and skirt lengths, it is a staple fashionistas should always look back to. Florence  Welch always rocks this style, and her choice for the Met Ball was completely reminiscent of Katharine. The Row’s Spring 2012 collection has the best two modern versions of this particular style. Both are clinched at the waist with that glamorous gold color and beading at the neck. A sharp white, less embeleshed version from Rachel Zoe is a perfect dress to turn to for that classic shape, without taking it to that next level full of sequence and jewels. And finally, to re-create this look for everyday life, try finding a shimmery top with wide sleeves that gathers at the waist and pair it with a wide-legged pant in a gold or white.

My second favorite dress Katharine wore in the film is a flouncy, tiered gown. The tiered bottom is great for creating an elegent full skirt, or turn to a summer strapless dress to pull off an everyday version of the look.

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