The Best Red Carpet Looks From Old Hollywood

Even today, Old Hollywood fashion is viewed as the gold standard for timeless style. And the one place to look for the very best fashion moments is undoubtedly the red carpet. From grand events to movie premieres and award shows, the iconic looks are still replicated today. Who can forget Marilyn Monroe in her body-skimming gowns with her signature blonde hair or Bianca Jagger in her unconventional looks that always commanded attention? Ahead, we’ve rounded up the most iconic red carpet looks from Old Hollywood.


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Lauren Hutton creates a stunning look with a low-cut sheer dress and fur coat. 


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Elizabeth Taylor was a master at stealing the red carpet. Here she is looking effortlessly chic in a ruched dress and jeweled crown. 


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Audrey Hepburn created the most adorable and sophisticated look with a high neckline, cinched waist, and princess-like gloves. 


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Bianca Jagger knew how to turn heads in her floral ensemble and fur coat. 


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Marlene Dietrich opted for a simple white dress with jeweled detailing and long fur coat. 


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Once again, Audrey Hepburn is gorgeous in a high neckline and floral dress. 


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Brigitte Bardot knew how to capture attention, and here, she stuns in a fitted dress, chunky jewels, and fur coat. 


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Marilyn Monroe created a sultry look with a silk dress cinched at the waist and a fur boa. 


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Always so chic, Grace Kelly opts for a green silk dress with matching gloves.

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Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.