Closer Weekly

Strapless Gowns


Kristen Bell looked every inch a star in an elegant strapless gown at NYC’s Carnegie Hall for an event with the New

York Pops. Dreamed up by designer Mainbocher in the 1930s, this look caused a sensation — and condemnati­on by the Catholic Church — when Rita Hayworth popularize­d it in the 1940s. How times change!

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Now Kristen Bell
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Rita Hayworth
1944 Rita Hayworth

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