When designing for Klas squared, I seek inspiration from many different muses, including my favourite fashion icons. Whether known on the silver screen or for using a sewing machine, these women have influenced the fashion industry with their lasting style and aesthetic. I can’t help but dream about what I would dress them in if I were given the opportunity to style them in Klas squared designs - read on to find out how you can channel Chanel and more with your own personal style!
“I'm just crazy about Tiffany's!” said Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany's” while wearing the iconic 128.54 carat yellow diamond Ribbon Rosette necklace. Hollywood's indisputable icon, the actress made the jewelry house world famous in this film while popularizing diamond jewelry.
So comfortable in sparkles, I would love to have dressed Audrey Hepburn in crystals. Our Crystal Shadow Tear Drop Earrings would look stunning with her long neck!
After nearly 50 years in business, Diane von Furstenburg (DvF) has established herself as a leader of feminine silhouettes in the fashion industry. As a fashion designer, she is best known for her 1974 iconic midi-length wrap dress.
Of course it would only be natural that I dress DvF in one of our wrap necklaces. With her long model body I would style her in two! Both the Shine Wrap Silver and the Shine Wrap Gold Necklaces - each wrapped differently.
The actress turned princess who was known for her classic and understated style, Grace Kelly became the epitome of 50s elegance. Although she became the Princess of Monaco and had access to the most incredible jewellery collection, she was a master of minimalism, always looking regal.
When it comes to Hollywood icons, they don't get more glamorous than Marilyn. Having diamonds as your best friend, Monroe was always seen draped in glitter and sparkle especially diamond bracelets.
Fun fact: Some of the jewelry Marilyn wears in her famous movie, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” was actually made of Swarovski crystals to mimic real diamonds. When on a private tour of the Swarovski archives, I was shown the actual pair of pink and clear crystal earrings she wore in the movie!
It was Coco Chanel who in the 1930s first popularized pearls as everyday jewels. She was famous for saying, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls” and was rarely seen without a heaping pile of pearls around her neck. In her first jewelry line in 1932, she boldly mixed faux pearls with sparkling stones, and women began wearing her jewelry with casual daytime sportswear.
Elizabeth Taylor’s passion for jewels is as well documented as her romances. As an avid magpie, she amassed an exquisite collection worth £20million, including love tokens from her seven husbands as well as self-gifted pieces. (8 marriages, but twice to Richard Burton - who's counting?) Emeralds and sapphires are some of Taylor’s favourite gems.
I think Cleopatra would look stunning in our Black Stairway Collection replacing jewel tones with dramatic black.
“To be considered a fashion icon, your style must either create cultural conversation, have trend-worthy appeal, or most commonly, outlive you.”