a masterclass in red-carpet glamor
This super-balm was created in 1927 by Erno Laszlo to heal the Princess of Hungary's acne. Laszlo then moved to Hollywood, treating everyone from Katharine Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe – for whom he re-formulated the balm. The latest concoction, Phormula 3-9, created after Laszlo's death from his hand-written notes, is an antidote to dry skin and post-surgery scarring. No A-list beauty cabinet is complete without it.
Who: The Italian screen siren
whose movie-star credentials make
her a red-carpet veteran.
Her look: With the most famous hourglass figure in the business,
her gowns are body-hugging, plunging
and complemented with
lashings of diamonds.
The runway tribute: Jason Wu's
SS13 corseted dresses embrace
How to work it now: Flatter your
figure in form-fitting bustiers,
finished off with unapologetic
amounts of jewelry.
Words: Emma Strenner; Natalie Rigg. Photograph: Getty Images