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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Victoria Beckham in a Bustier Mini Dress

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Victoria Beckham performs with the Spice Girls for their first ever live performance together in 1997. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Before Victoria Beckham did practical-chic, she did sexy minimalism. When the acclaimed designer stepped onto the world stage as “Posh Spice” in the ’90s, she wasn’t wearing wide-leg trousers or ’70s-inspired languid silhouettes — she was wearing tight, black mini

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A visual history of space-age fashion

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Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

The 1960s space race was more than a measure of scientific progress. The anticipation of this next stage of humanity left an indelible impression on culture, too.

President John F. Kennedy’s vision of man reaching the moon soon spawned a throng of TV shows and films — including cartoon sitcom “The Jetsons” and the “Star Trek” franchise — all of which looked to cater to America’s newfound interest in space travel.

The success of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 only whetted appetites further. For fashion designers Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin and Thierry Mugler, it
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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Sharon Tate in Her Babydoll Wedding Dress

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

We often think of non-traditional wedding gowns as a modern development, but iconic women like Bianca Jagger and Sharon Tate were thinking outside the bridal box more than half a century ago, making for unexpected moments that are all the more memorable.

Tate had her moment in 1968, when she married infamous director (and,

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: ’60s-Era Jane Fonda in a Suede Mini Skirt

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Jane Fonda in France in 1969. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

While Jane Fonda’s political activism has of late supplanted her status as a sartorial influencer, there is a lot to be said about her in the fashion department. Her decades-long acting career, which has been punctuated by protests and an iconic friendship with Lily Tomlin, has continually put in

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This Week, the Best Dressed Stars Served Up Fashion History Lessons

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The most impactful style moments always have a story. Last week, as stars finished awards season on a high note, they sought out pieces whose history was as fascinating as their design. The trend began at the Independent Spirit Awards, where elegance trumped indie cred. Host Melissa Villaseñor may have delighted the audience with her impressions of Gen-Z celebrities, but her double-breasted Dior suit would have made Old Hollywood legends Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn proud.

The event’s flights of fancy were similarly retro. Kate Mara’s diamond patterned Miu Miu mini-skirt and matching pearl-embellished jacket and Julia Garner’s marabou-covered Prada

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Great Outfits in Fashion History, All Stars Edition: Sarah Jessica Parker

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History: All-Star Edition’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks from the stylish stars who make regular appearances on best-dressed lists.

We couldn’t help but wonder: Has Sarah Jessica Parker ever worn a bad outfit? 

Whether parading around Manhattan in her faux beau’s white shirt as Carrie Bradshaw or attending the New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala in space-occupying couture as herself, Parker is a style

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Charlotte Rampling’s ’60s Mini Skirt

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Charlotte Rampling in 1968. 

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

With her mini skirts and elegance, Charlotte Rampling is one of those glorious fashion figures that has been able to charm designers for decades, paving the way for future U.K. style mavens like Alexa Chung to turn our heads from the chic streets of Paris and look elsewhere for sartorial

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Julia Roberts in a Pinstriped Skirt Suit

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

There are a few ’90s Julia Roberts looks that “live in my head rent-free,” as the kids would say. This is one of them: Emblematic of a more casual era for red-carpet events, Roberts, like many other attendees, did not wear a gown to the 1991 Golden Globe Awards, and instead chose this cool, pinstriped suit

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Josephine Baker in a Glam Dress With a Bunch of Cookies

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Josephine Baker in an undated photo.

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Josephine Baker might be better known for her banana skirt than anything else she ever wore. But the truth is that the iconic figure — who was a vaudeville entertainer turned anti-Nazi spy turned Civil Rights speaker in the 20th century — had great style beyond what’s commonly

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Whoopi Goldberg in a Sack Dress and Birkenstock Bostons

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Whoopi Goldberg is one of those stars whose style has remained pretty consistent over the years. She figured out what she liked — classic, covered-up styles in loose-fitting, often shapeless silhouettes — early on, and stuck with it. It’s a look that prioritizes comfort without sacrificing personal style, and that pretty much defines how many of us

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