How a frothy gown from a 1932 Joan Crawford movie tapped into the need for postwar romance and created puffy sleeves everywhere.
The iconic gown that caused a sensation in 1962 when Monroe wore it to serenade President John F. Kennedy went on to sell at auction for a world-record $4.8 million.
The infamous painting, Madame X, caused so much outrage, it ruined a woman’s reputation and caused the artist to flee the country.
Rising to fame as a shoe designer for Christian Dior in the 1950s, Roger Vivier is renowned for his innovations and bejeweled, sculptural creations.
The color orange was much maligned by Victorians when it came to fashion, but these gowns beautifully showcase this autumn shade.