5 Times Influencers Helped Yesterday’s Luxury Brands Get Chic Again

Back in 1955, Paramount Studios’ legendary costume designer Edith Head sized up a young actress named Grace Kelly and handed her a sac ? d?p?ches, a simple leather handbag made by Herm?s in Paris. Because she worked for Alfred Hitchcock, Head could pretty much buy what she wanted. And to Head’s unerring eye, the 26-year-old…

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