Look Back: Vintage Celebrity Ski Style

Look Back: Vintage Celebrity Ski Style
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Look Back: Vintage Celebrity Ski Style

Who needs bundles of layers and all that snow? Norma Jeane Baker, the future Marilyn Monroe, sand skis on a dune, 1943.

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John F. Kennedy Jr. on the slopes at a Massachusetts ski resort, 1975.

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Farah Fawcett and husband Lee Majors coordinate their relaxed and casual ski jackets at a Canadian ski resort, 1977.

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Natalie Wood looks fierce in a leopard-print coat while vacationing in the French Alps, 1970.

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Ethel Kennedy, posing with her husband Senator Robert Kennedy, stands out on the slopes with her knit pom-pom hat.

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Brigitte Bardot, shopping with husband Gunter Sachs in Gstaad, looks ultra-chic in a fur coat, 1966.

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Princess Diana matches an oversize braided headband to her red jumpsuit while skiing in the Kloisters, Switzerland, 1986.

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Jacqueline Kennedy sticks with a streamlined, classic black look while shopping in Vail Village with daughter Caroline, 1968.

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Brad Pitt and then girlfriend, actress Shalane McCall rock the grunge look (totally relevant to today's trendy plaids) at a the Fifth Annual Steve Kanaly Celebrity Invitational Ski Classic to Benefit the March of Dimes, 1988.

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Robert Redford takes a break wearing oversize shades on a ski-lift in Sundance, Utah, 1977.

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Sarah Ferguson (later Duchess of York) wears a blue ski suit while on holiday in Kloisters, Switerland, 1986.

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Lana Turner goes all out in cold weather accessories, including a turban and gloves, 1955.

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Jack Nicholson stands out on the slopes of Aspen in a tribal-print jacket, 1997.

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Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Ernest Hemingway atop a mountain.

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John Lennon and wife Cynthia stop for a stylish pose in Saint Moritz, 1965.

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Ivana Trump pairs red and pink, a color combo that’s trending this season, in Aspen in 1991.

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It's just barely vintage, but who could resist this!

HRH Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry engage in father-son bonding time while hitting the slopes in Kloisters, Switzerland, 2000.

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Brooke Shields is the definition of snow bunny at the Pepsi Celebrity Ski Invitational in Quebec, 1988.

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Bruce Jenner isn’t afraid to rock bright yellow in the dead of winter, 1978.

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Regis Philbin sure looks great in blue, but his wife Joy really steals the show in her cropped, fitted ski jacket on their annual trip to Aspen in 1994.

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Whether in Park City or Saint Moritz, celebrities and royals alike love to hit the ski slopes when the temperature drops and there's snow on the ground. For decades, the rich and famous have been turning sleepy ski town streets into catwalks as soon as cold weather hits. If you're planning a sporty winter vacation of your own sometime this season (or you just love a good après-ski look), click through the gallery for the best of vintage celebrity ski outfits. You'll be ready to hit the slopes (or the shops) in style.

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