Few Hollywood romances are as legendary as Bogie and Bacall’s.
Lauren Bacall was just 19 when she met a married Humphrey Bogart on the set of 1944’s “To Have And Have Not,” but their 25-year age gap and Bogart’s marital status didn’t seem to stop a romance from forming. It only took a few months for Bogart to get a divorce and pop the question to the young blonde actress. The two were married on May 21, 1945 and stayed blissfully wed until his untimely death in 1957.
Humphrey always had an eye for style. His mysterious persona and perfectly groomed attire made him the perfect package. His style seemed effortless and simple, yet showed all the details a man like him would require. A leading man on screen and off screen, Bogart was never seen out of formal wear. Always wearing head-wear and holding a cigar that seemed to burn forever. He exuded elegance in every aspect of his life. Taking inspiration from this iconic man is a sure fire way to get noticed.
So what did Bogie, a living silver screen icon, see in Bacall? Aside from her wit, talent and that gaze, the lady had great style. Sharp 1940s suiting and pristine, structured tailoring lent the ingenue an air of maturity beyond her years.
So in the words of the great Humphrey Bogart, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” We'll see you in December for Hollywood Glam!
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