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8 Celebrities Who Revived the Iconic Styles of the Past and Made Us Travel Through Time

Although it seems like fashion trends have never been as diverse as today, classic glamour somehow always finds its way into the spotlight. The fact that some of the most stylish celebrities recreate the retro style from time to time proves that old-school elegance will never go out of fashion.

1. Billie Eilish

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American singer Billie Eilish turned heads at the 2021 Met Gala in her old Hollywood-inspired ballgown. The custom-made Oscar de la Renta dress and her platinum hair instantly reminded us of the legendary star, Marilyn Monroe.

2. Penélope Cruz

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The soft curls, the jewelry, and the flowy blue dress — Penélope Cruz’s entire look at the 2012 Academy Awards reminded us of the timeless beauty of Grace Kelly in the 1956 musical, The High Society.


3. Julia Roberts

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We couldn’t help but feel Sofia Loren vibes when looking at Julia Roberts in her stunning vintage Valentino gown and the voluminous updo she wore when she received her first Oscar in 2001.

4. Emily Blunt

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For her ethereal Met Gala ensemble, Emily Blunt channeled Hedy Lamarr in Ziegfeld Girl from head to toe. The actress’s Miu Miu jeweled gown, cascading white cape, and celestial headpiece evoked Lamarr’s costume from the 1940s film.

5. Elle Fanning

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The beautiful American actress stunned audiences at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019 when she appeared on the red carpet wearing an outfit resembling the iconic Dior silhouette from 1947.

6. Jessica Chastain

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Every time we see Jessica Chastain’s fiery red hair and side-swept waves, it’s easy to notice the correlation with classic Hollywood beauties, like Rita Hayworth. When paired with a stunning strapless black dress and diamond jewelry, it instantly brings back memories of old Hollywood glamour.

7. Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner’s modern twist on Audrey Hepburn’s classic My Fair Lady look had everyone turning their heads when she hit the carpet at the 2021 Met Gala.

8. Sarah Jessica Parker

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Another star who was inspired by the timeless elegance of Grace Kelly was actress Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 Met Gala. Her dress was a playful twist on the one the princess wore in the 1954 movie, Rear Window.


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