The best bling ever


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Diamonds are forever. They are also a girl’s best friend – with crystals in second place. We love everything sparkly and have been blown away by the flashy looks from the latest runway shows, including the Swarovski-encrusted Saint Laurent boots that Rihanna quickly added to her closet. As a nod to National Sunday Madness Day, we’ve rounded up 50 of fashion’s best moments, from Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to Paris Hilton, Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, and more.

1 out of 50

Marilyn Monroe


Jolie in Pink singing “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in the 1953 film Men prefer blondes.

2 out of 50

Audrey hepburn

Play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

3 out of 50

Elvis Presley

“The King” in one of his jeweled costumes.

4 out of 50

Queen elizabeth ii

Her Majesty posed in a diamond tiara and jewelry during her visit to Copenhagen in 1957.

5 out of 50

Elizabeth taylor

Known for her impressive jewelry collection, La Liz wore a crystal beaded dress and earrings to a dinner party with then-husband Eddie Fisher in 1959.

6 out of 50

Anita Ekberg

The Swedish actress posing with Cartier balls like grapes, in the 1960s.

7 out of 50

Sophia loren

Embodying Italian opulence in 1970.

8 out of 50


The iconic model (who stars in Acne Resort’s new lookbook) had her face covered in crystals to star in the 1972 film Salome.

9 out of 50

Elton john

In a rhinestone jacket and matching “Butterfly” jacket circa 1975.

ten out of 50

Michael jackson

Toured with the Jackson 5 in 1981.

11 out of 50

princess diana

The beloved late Princess of Wales wore a crystal beaded gown by Japanese designer Hachi to a gala in Washington DC in 1985.

12 out of 50


Proving that sparks aren’t just for women, legendary pianist Liberace is best known for his flashy costumes.

13 out of 50

Joan collins

The iconic character of Alexis Carrington of the actress on Dynasty ushered in a new era of glitz and glamor in the ’80s.

14 out of 50

Whitney houston

Sparkling on stage during a performance in 1987.

15 out of 50

Slick rick

The original rapper who made bling a status symbol in the hip hop community.

16 out of 50


Sparkling in Harry Winston jewelry and a dazzled dress, with Michael Jackson, at the 1991 Oscars.

17 out of 50

Yves Saint Laurent

Tyra Banks dazzled during the Haute Couture show of the late designer in 1992.

18 out of 50

Ivana trump

The ex-wife of the 45th president took a sparkling turn on Thierry Mugler’s spring 1992 parade.

19 out of 50

Isaac mizrahi

Christy Turlington modeled a crystal crop top, pants and earrings at the designer’s spring 1993 runway show.

20 out of 50

Cindy crawford

The model donned a scarlet halter dress adorned with crystals in 1993.

21 out of 50

Nicole kidman

Sparkling at Batman forever creation in 1995.

22 out of 50

Kate winslet

Her character Rose Dawson in the 1997 blockbuster Titanic wore the “Heart of the Ocean” diamond and sapphire necklace.

23 out of 50

Alexander McQueen

A Swarovski mesh hood and a structured skirt from the designer’s spring 1999 collection.

24 out of 50

Donatella Versace

In 1999, the creator hosted a show “Diamonds Are Forever” with De Beers in London.

25 out of 50

Britney spears

Performing at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards in a sheer, nude costume accented with crystals.

26 out of 50

Paris Hilton

The original socialite celebrated her 21st birthday in 2002 by wearing a crystal gown by Julien Macdonald; Kendall Jenner emulated Hilton’s look for her own 21st birthday this year.

27 out of 50

Yves Saint Laurent

Natalia Vodianova modeled a scintillating look designer Tom Ford for the French fashion house in 2002.

28 out of 50

Charlize theron

The actress sparkled in a dazzling beige gown at the Oscars in 2004.

29 out of 50

Kylie minogue

On stage for the opening night of her Showgirl Homecoming tour in 2005.

30 out of 50

Pharrell williams

Rocking his Billionaire Boys Club bling in 2006.

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