From a selection by Marie Claire’s Suzannah Ramsdale, Amsterdam Fashion TV presents 50 groundbreaking dresses that changed fashion and captured a moment in time.
These are 5 dresses that changed the fashion world forever…
Everyone, from your nan, mum, dad and postman, remembers seeing Liz Hurley step onto the red carpet for the Four Weddings and a Funeral premiere wearing Versace’s now-iconic safety pin dress.
Lily Allen has repeatedly expressed regret at her infamous ‘prom dress with trainers’ phase, but the songstress created her own, much-copied, look, and for that we salute her.
While Rudi Gernreich was exposing breasts (in a totally chic way, of course), Mary Quant was raising hemlines. Mary was responsible for the boundary-crossing mini dresses that were at the forefront of the sixties fashion revolution. She later received an OBE for her efforts, but maintained it was her customers that were really in charge, saying: ‘It was the girls on the King’s Road who invented the mini.’
Rudi’s sixties topless dress completely pushed the boundaries, broke the rules and liberated women.
Lady Gaga arrived at the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards wearing a dress made completely from raw meat. Designed by Nicola Formichetti, the creation has since been since been dried, preserved and painted to restore its original raw meat colour. It was a moment we’ll never forget.
Stay tuned: tomorrow five more dresses that changed fashion!