Lauren Bacall’s New York Fashion Show

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With her wavy brown hair and unforgettable eyebrows, that unmistakable sultry gaze and husky smooth-talking voice, Lauren Bacall was the silver screen’s most distinctive starlet. If looks could kill… (or melt your heart).

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She became a film noir icon and married 47-year-old Humphrey Bogart when she was just 19.

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She starred with Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe in How To Marry A Millionaire

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Right now though, it’s not her acting or modelling career under scrutiny – or even her marriage to Humphrey Bogart. It’s her inimitable style and enviable wardrobe (and love of a black pant suit) hitting the spotlight. For her wardrobe doors have been opened, and we’re invited for a peek inside…

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A born-and-bred New Yorker, Bacall was practical yet chic and kept up with fashion, always choosing classic and tailored outfits over flashy accessories or gaudy embellishments. Throughout her life, she donated 700 of her couture outfits to the Museum at the Fashion Insitute of Technology. Today, the museum’s curators are giving something back to the people of New York, the city Bacall called home until she died in 2014.

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In the first exhibition of its kind, Lauren Bacall – The Look, at the Museum at FIT will celebrate the actress’s lasting influence on fashion and how her style developed between 1968 and 1986 with a look at 12 meticulously chosen pieces from the museum’s collection. You’ll see work by designers Marc Bohan, Pierre Cardin, Norman Norell, Yves Saint Laurent, and Emanuel Ungaro. There are also outfits from her film and stage roles, alongside photographs, magazine pieces, film posters, as well as some snippets of film footage.

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Find information on the exhibition, here.

(Photo via The Beauty of Lauren Bacall and the Fashion Institute of Technology)

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