American Beauty: 60 Pin-Ups to Pop Stars Wearing Flag Inspired Fashion.

American Beauty Flag Inspired Fashion

Long before Lynda Carter donned her Wonder Woman uniform complete with patriotic cape, starlets wore the stars and stripes to sell War Bonds and promote movie studios. The flag inspired fashion theme has since continued with celebrities, entertainers, musicians and models. Whether they are wrapped in flags for magazine covers, wearing various versions of patriotism onstage, or donning red, white and blue bathing suits – I’ve got 60 of the best photos of celebs, models and musicians in stars and stripes from the past nine decades for you right here.

Flag Inspired Fashion

Vintage Hollywood

Many of these old movie studio photos featuring well-known stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age were used to support the war effort and promote the sale of War Bonds.

Mae West:
Vintage Mae West

As Lady Liberty in 1938 for Vanity Fair Magazine:
Mae West as Lady Liberty

And again as Lady Liberty in 1970:
Mae West Lady Liberty 1970

Ava Gardner:
Ava Gardner with American Flag

And again. And again.
Ava Gardner with American Flag

Jayne Mansfield:
Jayne Mansfield

Cyd Charisse:
Cyd Charisse

Anne Sheriden:
Anne Sheriden

Rita Hayworth:
vintage-hollywood-rita-hayworth-flag

Ann Miller:

70s and 80s

Raquel Welch:
Raquel Welch flag bathing suit

Raquel Welch

Andy Warhol:
Andy Warhol flag pic

David Bowie:
david bowie american flag

Mick Jagger:
mick-jagger-american-flag

Boy George and Brooke Shields:
Boy George and Brooke Shields

Actors

Sarah Jessica Parker (for the cover of TV Guide)

Meg Ryan (for Harper’s Australia, photo by Patrick Demarchelier):
meg ryan

Charisma Carpenter:
Charisma Carpenter

Tina Fey (for Vanity Fair Cover, photo by Annie Leibovitz):
Tina Fay American Flag Vanity Fair

Michele Williams and Kirsten Dunst:
Michele Williams and Kirsten Dunst

Stephen Colbert:
stephen colbert wrapped in flag

Pamela Anderson:
pamela anderson in american flag

The Gals from American Pie:
The Gals from American Pie

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart:
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart

Miss Piggy:
Miss Piggy in US Flag

Blake Lively (for W Magazine):
Blake Lively

Demi Moore (cover of Paris Vogue, photo by Mario Testino) and Sarah Jessica Parker (cover of Harper’s Bazaar, 2001, photo by Patrick Demarchelier):
demi moore sarah jessica parker flag covers

Musicians/Entertainers

Britney Spears: (for Rolling Stone, 2000 and Rock The Vote, 1990):
Britney Spears: (for Rolling Stone, 2000 and Rock The Vote, 1990)

Madonna: (for Rock The Vote, 1990)
Madonna: (for Rock The Vote, 1990)

Arianna Grande:
arianna grande

Lady Gaga: (from her Telephone video)
lady gaga telephone video still

Beyonce: (On The Run tour, New Jersey)
beyonce

Beyonce in concert, Nicole Ritchie at a Britney Spears Concert, 2001:
Beyonce in concert, Nicole Ritchie at a Britney Spears Concert, 2001

Axl Rose:
Axl Rose in concert

Nicki Minaj: (for Rolling Stone)
nicki minaj rolling stone

Kid Rock in concert, Germany 2001:
Kid Rock in concert, Germany 2001

Lana Del Rey: (photo by Chuck Grant)
lana del rey by chuck grant

Katy Perry: (few are more patriotic)
katy perry flag dress katy-perry-2 IIHIH
patriotic katy perry

Jessica Simpson (GQ cover, 2005):
Jessica Simpson (GQ cover, 2005)

Ke$ha: (for V Magazine)
Ke$ha

Miley Cyrus: (on her Bangerz tour)
Miley Cyrus Bangerz tour

Models:

Heidi Klum:
heidi klum flag bikini
heidi klum as uncle sam

Cindy Crawford:
Cindy Crawford

Mila Jovovich, very young and 2014 (both pics by Patrick Duke):
Mila Jovovich, very young by Patrick Duke
Mila Jovovich, 2014, by Patrick Duke

Nina Agdal:
nina agdal

Model (unknown) in Catherine Malandrino Flag Dress:
Model (unknown) in Catherine Malandrino Flag Dress:

Lily Aldridge: (on the catwalk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, 2012)
lily aldrige 2012 victoria's secret runway show
lily aldrige wrapped in american flag

And, of course, Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman:
lynda-carter as wonder woman IIHIH

God Bless America

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