MARLENE DIETRICH – LESBIAN ELEGANCE

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MARLENE DIETRICH – LESBIAN ELEGANCE

It was not only as fashion professionals that LGBTQ people influenced the world of style; they were also trendsetters. Marlene Dietrich, for example, was once described as “the best-dressed man in Hollywood.” Her penchant for wearing men’s clothing off-screen as well as on had a profound influence on women’s fashion—both in the 1930s (when “lesbian elegance” was associated with tailored suits and trousers), and later, when her look inspired designers such as Yves Saint Laurent.