When it comes to the “lady in red” in pop culture, it’s always a standout moment. There’s that time Marilyn Monroe wore a red sequin dress in the 1953 classic film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, or the 1986 song by Chris De Burgh.
In costume design, there’s the show-stopping red dresses worn by Emma Stone in the 2021 Disney film Cruella, Nicole Kidman in 2001’s Moulin Rouge, or who can forget Julia Roberts in the 1990s classic, Pretty Woman? The history of the red dress in pop culture is like looking back on the evolution of a style icon, as stylists, stars and costume designers have used red
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