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No. Movie stars had very little influence over the major fashion magazines until very recently. They were influential in setting standards of beauty, but they were not on the covers of magazines, nor were they modeling in the inside pages, nor were they high-fashion trend setters. Most of them were dressed by studio seamstresses who would loosely base their creations on the high fashion stuff published in magazines. They were total creations and their style and image was tightly controlled (with notable exceptions - Garbo, Hepburn, Del Rio and Dietrich were true originals).
The true fashion icons of the 40s-80s were photographers (before that illustrators), their fetish models, the legendary editrix, and the Balenciaga and Mainbocher-clad original socialites.
And add to that, that the fashion mags did not have Garbo, Dietrich or Rita Hayworth on the covers - ever. Were these true movie stars always dressed by studio seamstresses??? Or was that just for the movies?
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