Iconic Dress: Rita Hayworth in 'Gilda'

Epitomising Hollywood glamour was Rita Hayworth's gown worn in the 1946 film noir Gilda, created by French couturier Jean Louis. The black satin strapless dress, split thigh-high and accessorised with long black gloves, embodies the femme fatale balance of mystery and femininity, and subsequently Hayworth became a cultural icon of the time.