The Easel

5 photos that prove Marlene Dietrich never gave into the haters

Marlene Dietrich was a supreme exponent of ‘life as art’. As she famously said “’I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” Exploiting her status as an international film star, she created an independent female persona that was (and remains) widely influential in film, fashion and popular culture. Multiple images are here.