HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD – vegan and eco-friendly extravagance!
Translated by Celina Heppner
Being an iconic Hollywood Diva just for one day – who wouldn’t want that? Eye-catching and elegant gowns seem to belong to the bygone era. Icons like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren represent a time known by many as the golden era of Hollywood. In this article, we make dreams come true and show you how to recreate the looks in a wearable and sustainable way!
The presented brands are, just like our Hollywood divas, ahead of their time! All featured labels emphasize quality and craftsmanship and thus consciously decide against the widespread concept of "fast fashion". With pieces made in small manufactories with recycled materials or innovative production processes, your look will be just as unique as those of the Hollywood icons. Of course, all recreated styles are free of animal components!
Disclaimer: We do not work with any affiliate links. All styles and brands are chosen by us according to our personal taste as well as their sustainability approach and efforts for the animals.
Marilyn Monroe’s opulent look in “Gentlemen prefer Blondes” is undeniably unforgettable. If you want to feel like the blonde icon for one night at an elegant cocktail party, you may go for the sustainable pink dress from Amur. As the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” suggests, extravagant diamond jewelry is a must! Sacet's sustainable version relies 100% on recycled material and ethically produced diamonds from the lab, which are guaranteed to sparkle just like the movie’s original. Marilyn's black shoes, studded with sparkling gems, shine just as brightly and complete the look perfectly.
Marilyn Monroe in 'Gentlemen prefer Blondes' (© Design Melina Bucher, pictures of fashion items courtesy of brands below)
Styling tip: For a cocktail party, try the black version of the vegan Trudy clutch, which fits your lipstick for touch-ups.
1. Dress: bold pink dress from Amur
2. Shoes: black glitter pumps from Mink
3. Accesories: Earring with lab-grown diamonds and recycled metal from Sacet, as well as this sustainable necklace from the same brand and this bracelet from Sacet
4. Handbag: vegan Trudy clutch in the colour black from Melina Bucher
To this day most people remember Sophia Loren’s costumes and iconic moments on film. One of them is undoubtedly her ruffled gown from the crime comedy Arabesque, in which she sweeps the audience off their feet. Although it may be difficult to pull off such an extravagant robe quite as elegantly, you can emulate the style very closely with Amur’s sustainable maxi dress. The somewhat subtler version of the dress can also be worn outside of the film set to chic events of all kinds. On top of that, you don't have to make any compromises in terms of sustainability, as the dress is made of 100% recycled polyester. It can be styled with gold vegan mules from Beyond Skin.
Sophia Loren wears a flouncy gown in the movie 'Arabesque' (© graphic design Melina Bucher, pictures of fashion items courtesy of brands below)
Styling tip: The nude version of the vegan Trudy Clutch or the Indy Tote Bag made of vegan leather go with the outfit perfectly and add another eye-catcher.
1. Dress: Ruffle dress made out of recycled polyester from amur.
2. Shoes: golden vegan mules from beyond skin
3. Handbag: Indy vegan tote bag in the colour nude from Melina Bucher
With her kind smile and superior fashion sense Sharon Tate charmed all of Hollywood. We especially remember her plum colored robe as it gives us modern fairytale vibes. You can recreate the look with Lunar’s sustainable wrap dress, which will attract attention to your décolletage. To complete the look, try Mink’s black vegan pumps with a stiletto heel. Mink has been crafting top-quality vegan shoes in its own Italian manufactory for more than 20 years and is well-loved by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Natalie Portman. You can wear this sustainable outfit to a chic brunch or a date!
Sharon draws the spotlight on her with this breathtaking purple gown (© Design Melina Bucher, pictures of fashion items courtesy of brands below)
Styling tip:The black version of the Indy vegan tote bag goes perfectly with the plum colored dress.
1. Dress: plum wrap-dress from Plain Tiger.
2. Shoes: black vegan shoes with a stilletto heel from Mink
3. Handbag: Indy vegan tote bag in the colour black from Melina Bucher
Today, the pop diva still wows crowds (just like us!) with her unique performances and outlandish costumes. We are thrilled by her dazzling 70s look. If you also want to be the center of attention at any party, try this glittery sustainable jumpsuit by Pinko! The vegan golden sandals by Beyond Skin match the It-piece, which is currently back on trend thanks to the palazzo cut. Wearing this glamourous Cher inspired outfit at the club opening, you are guaranteed to outshine everyone around you.
Cher 'shines bright like a diamond' in this glittery look (© Design Melina Bucher, pictures of fashion items courtesy of brands below)
Styling tip: Instead of using a belt, you can also accentuate the waistline of your jumpsuit by wearing the nude version of the vegan Trudy Clutch as a stylish fanny pack.
1. Jumpsuit: glittery golden Jumpsuit from Pinko.
2. Shoes: Golden block sandals from Beyond Skin. Made out of vegan leather.
3. Handbag: vegan Trudy Clutch in the colour nude from Melina Bucher