Old Hollywood Glam With a Modern Twist

Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich would have approved of super-glam Old Hollywood looks on the spring catwalks.

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Feathery pink boas and elaborate beadwork gave Ralph Lauren's ethereal spring dresses an Old Hollywood glamour.
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At Jaosn Wu, pretty peplum waists and dangly beaded fringe transformed his simple silhouettes into super-elegant evening looks.
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Prabal Gurung's regal purple gown is a perfect blend of old and new design references, from the classic French lace o the modern leather pailettes sewn down the bodice.
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Lela Rose's entire spring collection was oozing with movie star magic, from the bustle waist details to the elegant spring floral patterns.
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A sweet off-the-shoulder look at Zac Posen featured a swishy mermaid hem and was styled with a red-carpet-ready bejeweled clutch (we think Marilyn would approve).
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Criss-cross stripes and a bejeweled single shoulder give this silver Carolina Herrera gown a kind of "Emerald City," Art Deco appeal.
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Speaking of the Emerald City, Elie Saab offered up elegant emerald looks for spring executed in shimmery sequins. This deep-V gown with a slim belted waist was one of the most memorable of the collection.
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Naeem Khan's metallic one-shoulder dress would have been as appropriate at a 1945 premiere as it would be on the red carpet today.
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Flapper-like fringing has a definite Old Hollywood vibe, and nobody did the look better this season than Marchesa, who rendered this off-the-shoulder gown in shimmery gold beads.
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A furry white stole lends movie star glam to Oscar de la Renta's feathery nude lace gown.
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Finished with elaborate geometric beading and a single shoulder, Gucci's fringe-hem cocktail dress has a jazzy look that iconic dancers like Cyd Charisse would have appreciated.
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There's nothing more Catherine Hepburn than pairing a casual white dinner jacket with a super-glitzy gown like this sheer beaded number from Roberto Cavalli.
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A white Old Hollywood look at Christian Dior is finished with a sheer black silk panel and black lace applique.
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An understated silhouette with a long, ballerina-like tulle skirt and triangular silver beading along the bodice give this Chanel dress a subtle—but super-sophisticated—Old Hollywood look.
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