It has been known historically that designers always go out of their way to find methods or that niche that creates that particular unique look. The look that best describes them as designers and what they are all about. It is called "a fashion statement." Throughout the decades, fashion has also demonstrated to be an influential force in the establishment and expression of both cultural, political and personal Identity.
Bi Kidude the queen of Taarab music from the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania in a stylish native Khanga wears.
Throughout history, fashion designers depend on icons such as movie stars, public figures, or newspapers and magazines in order to gain recognition. The trend is the same today too. Media plays a vital part in doing just that in the fashion industry. It is the heart and soul of the postmodern lifestyle, that keeps it alive globally.
I have chosen a few of my favourite pieces of classic frocks, worn by first ladies, actresses, singers, models and other celebrities, made by different designers. What I like about these clothes is the fact that they are timeless. The kind of clothes that can stay in your closet for as long as you want them to and not have to worry about time. Just hoping that they will be able to fit you again the next time around!! ......lol!
Actress Ava Gardner 1940's
Marilyn Monroe 1955
Miriam Makeba a Grammy award singer and civil right activist from South Africa 1960
Tanzanians first lady Mama Maria Nyerere 1961 looking so elegant in her floral print dress with her guest.
Audrey Hepburn 1961.
Audrey Hepburn the Hollywood actress who was known for her beauty, elegance and grace.
The Mondrian Dress 1965 by Yves Saint Laurent, is not just a dress but a piece of art and history created and inspired by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian
Abstract painting by Piet Cornelis Mondrian in 1920
The iconic wrap dress by Diane von Fusternberg. I love this pattern, I think every lady out there should have one! One can definitely not go wrong with this, I promise you that.
Grace Jones featured in Vogue Italia 1980,s.
Princess Di in the lil black dress 1994
She looked amazing in anything. Not everyone can wear this dress I must say, one needs to have that something.... otherwise, it could go very wrong.
First ladies Shekha wife of Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani and France's Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, love the two colours together very striking.
My favorite style icon and muse Shekha Mozah of Quatar.
Daphnee Guinness in Alexandra McQueen 2009
As I pointed out earlier, there are some dresses that are not for everyone and this is one of them. I guess I am attracted by the whole look. Love the fabric, the colour, the style and it suits the wearer. The shoes are left for your discretion, but she looks absolutely dazzling! ....... and this is 3 years ago! Just to tell you that one can never go wrong with style!
First lady Michelle Obama wearing one of my favourites in her 2 piece inauguration dress 2009. Classy look, definitely an all timer!
Jordan Dunn in Marchesa frock fall 2012. Pretty, classy and exclusive. A one-off, for your wardrobe.
"The relationship between fashion and politics is not just a vintage affair, our current age has a huge number of fashionable women in politics to choose from. "(Atelier-Mayer vol.2)