13 Famous People Whose Outfits Hid Secret Messages to the Public

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The clothes we wear often express our personality, interests or even social status. It’s no different for people in the spotlight, who also take it a step further and use fashion to make statements to their audience. Whether it’s by customizing pieces with actual written messages or recreating past looks, anyone who pays attention can find Easter eggs in celebrities’ official appearances.

Now I’ve Seen Everything did some research and discovered the meaning behind a few famous outfit choices.

Kate Middleton

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, or just Kate, wore a simple blue polka-dot dress when introducing newborn Prince George to the world in July 2013. By doing so, she paid a lovely homage to Princess Diana, her mother-in-law. This dress looked very similar to the one Diana wore when leaving the hospital with Prince William 30 years prior.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson opted for a Marchesa brand dress to visit the annual Met Gala in 2018. The fashion house is run by 2 women: Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman. By wearing such a choice, the actress wanted to support the brand of these female designers. According to Johansson, Marchesa clothes make girls feel confident and gorgeous like nothing else.

Tiffany Haddish

At the 2018 Academy Awards ceremony, actress Tiffany Haddish showed up wearing a cream satin dress with golden embroidery and a matching black jacket. Her hair was styled in a bun, and her forehead was adorned with a gold headpiece. There was a hidden meaning behind this look. By wearing an Eritrean authentic princess dress, she honored the memory of her late father who was from Eritrea in Eastern Africa.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin is a true queen of street fashion and that’s why it’s not surprising that her wedding dress had some street style elements. The design of the outfit was not done by a French couturier but Virgil Abloh — the creator of one of the main “street style” brands called Off_White. By the way, it was the designer’s first experience of creating a wedding dress.

Although it was done in a classic style, the veil was decorated with embroidery elements saying “Till Death Do Us Part” and “Wedding Dress”, as well as crossed arrows — the logo of the Off-White.

Laura Dern

Laura Dern wore a gorgeous red dress by Valentino for the Golden Globe ceremony in 2019. Her look was complemented by a small handbag. If you look closer, you’ll notice that the accessory was decorated with a black ribbon with the “Time’s Up” sign. As the actress confessed later, she wanted to support the same-name female movement with the help of this tiny detail.

Gwen Stefani

At the 62nd Grammy Awards Ceremony, Gwen Stefani delighted her fans with a mini dress fully decorated with unusual seashells. The thing is that the singer’s husband, Blake Shelton, has been collecting them for his beloved lady for many years. And so, the designers Dolce & Gabbana found an unusual way to use the shell collection.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix, who got numerous awards for his role in the movie Joker made a statement about sustainability when he wore the same Stella McCartney tux six times for different ceremonies, including the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA, and others.

Meghan Markle

According to tradition, representatives of the British royal family are shown to the public with their newborns just a few hours after giving birth. But Meghan Markle not only risked breaking this unspoken rule, having appeared in front of reporters only 2 days after the baby was born, she also chose a very bold outfit for it.

The Duchess intentionally outlined her protruding belly with a belt, showing that she was not feeling shy of her postpartum changes. If you look at the photos of other royals, you’ll notice that they left the hospitals in voluminous dresses concealing their bellies.

Marilyn Monroe

The story of the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and the 35th president of the USA, John Kennedy, is covered with numerous mysteries and rumors. Though their connection has never been confirmed officially, the public appearance of the actress and the president at Kennedy’s 45th birthday, as well as Monroe’s legendary performance at that event, added fuel to the fire.

In order to perform the sensual composition “Happy Birthday, Mr. President”, the actress opted for a transparent dress decorated with thousands of rhinestones. The outfit was so explicit that it became a true challenge and a sort of confession, along with Marilyn’s attitude to the president.

Natalie Portman

At the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, the actress showed up wearing a black-and-gold gown with a matching cape — but there was a hidden message inside it. It included the names of female directors excluded from that year’s “Best Director” category embroidered into the cape’s lining. It just so happened that only male directors were nominated that year. The actress explained, “I wanted to recognize the women who were not recognized for their incredible work this year, in my subtle way.”

Billie Eilish

In 2021, Billie Eilish performed at the Met Gala in a very unexpected outfit. There was nothing left of an unconfident teenager — baggy clothes were replaced by diamonds and a feminine dress in the best traditions of Hollywood. As it turned out, the new image of the young singer became a turning point not only for her career but also for the Oscar de la Renta brand. To cooperate with Eilish, the company had to completely refuse the use of natural fur.

Queen Elizabeth

A while ago, Her Majesty The Queen attended the first public event since the demise of her husband, Prince Philip. The Queen was wearing a blue coat with a yellow flower-colored collar over a matching dress, also sprinkled with yellow flowers. This outfit choice was Queen Elizabeth’s tribute to the late Prince Philip, as it was the same dress she wore when she celebrated his ninety-ninth birthday.

Nicole Kidman

The cascade Dior dress which Nicole Kidman wore at the Glamour Women of the Year ceremony was decorated by embroidery depicting a woman with spread wings. Choosing this dress wasn’t accidental: the embroidery on the chest reminds us of the limitless opportunities of a person. “I’m wearing wings tonight, and I tell you, to all of those young girls and boys, even if your wings get clipped, you can build them back and you can fly,” the actress stated in her speech.

Are there clothes or accessories bearing a special meaning in your wardrobe?


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