Style icon Lauren Bacall mastered seductive elegance
Nobody else could ooze such sophistication and sexiness while rocking trouser suits and full-length skirts.
Lauren Bacall’s seductive expression may have coined “the look” she became famous for, but the leading lady of Hollywood’s Golden Age also will be remembered for a fashion elegance that became a trademark throughout her legendary career. Among her signature staples: the high-waisted trouser, which accentuated her long, lean frame.
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Bacall, who died Tuesday at age 89, also preferred silky, billowy blouses that showed off her strong shoulders. The way she exuded sexiness without revealing skin was a testament to her keen sense of ageless style that looks relevant decades later.
"Maybe it's just a hold-over from my modelling days, when I had to dress to the nines whether I felt like it or not, but I just don't like to doll up for my own admiration," she told Vogue in 1945.
Bacall, who started off as a fashion model before finding early success on the silver screen, often incorporated tailored suits with simple lines into her wardrobe.
Her fashion choices remained consistent even after she became a mother.
Bacall's natural sense of glamour and style followed her on stage and screen throughout the years.