Timeless Fashionista: Birgit “Gitte” Lee
There is no doubt that fashion is immortal. It lives in the lives of many people, from generation to generation and it has the great ability to embrace past, present and future all at once. For example, 79-year-old Vanessa Redgrave shot for Gucci’s latest Campaign and stole everyone’s attention with her colorful ensembles and beautiful smiles. In this article, we are just as thrilled to share with you yet another fashion icon that put fashion in her way of life. She is an actress/model/painter that frequented the runways and the red carpet events in her most chic and sophisticatedly intimidating ensembles. We are going to take a look back on Gitte Lee’s greatest fashion moments as well as her life.
Her Professional Background and Marriage to Christopher Lee
Lady Birgit Gitte Krøncke Lee, or more popularly known as Gitte Lee was the wife of legendary veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee. To him she was married for over five decades; from 1961 to the time of his death on 2015. Both of them were considered the golden couple and alongside her husband, Gitte Lee’s beauty is quite irresistible that it is just hard not to take notice.
Gitte Lee is a Danish painter, model and an actress in profession. She is originally from Copenhagen, Denmark where she began her modeling career. With her iconic fierce looks, slender physique and remarkable height, it is quite obvious that Gitte Lee is meant to model at a young age. In addition to her stunning resume, modeling also gave way to her acting career where she had roles in Danish films Rikki og mændene (1962), Een blandt mange (1961) and The Salamander (1981).
Greatest Fashion Moments
Gitte Lee’s fashion isn’t as dramatically diverse, but instead, she embraces a certain theme that became her signature look over the years. Whether her love for pitch-black ensembles is due her husband being the legendary Count Dracula or because it is a color she has always loved, one thing is for sure – she looks amazingly sophisticated in black fashion coordinates!
Ultimate Sophistication: Fall Wear
We can’t help ourselves but wow when Gitte Lee posed for Vogue Italia. Two of her best ensembles during the shoot are the lavish cashmere wool coat with fur mittens and the dramatic Brodée cape with luxurious golden embroidery.
#First look: Gitte Lee wore a black Max Mara high collar coat made from lavish cashmere and wool paired with black fur mittens and a black bondage turban. On her wrists, she had oversized gold accents that made the entire look more dramatic and opulent.
#Second look: She pulled off an all black coordinate once again with her dramatic, full-length royal cape. The Brodée cape is layered over a black turtleneck that added to the chic “villain” feel to it. To draw away plainness from it, the cape is beautifully appliquéd with golden garden embroidery and she paired everything off with an autumn floppy hat and oversized sunglasses.
#Third Look: Another beautiful fall wear from Gitte Lee is this particular coordinate that she wore during a shoot for Vogue Italia. The beautiful velvet hood robe paired with matching gold velvet pants look exquisitely warm and fashionable for fall. To add a bit more dimension to the entire look, Gitte wore fur mittens and layered a full-length black cape over the velvet pair.
Editorial-Worthy Casual Wear
Gitte Lee truly knows how to turn heads by the use of her fashionable clothing choices. Apart from her love affair with black ensembles, another signature look from her is her hats. It is quite noticeable how she usually wears hats with her chosen fashion coordinates.
With these particular casual wears, Gitte Lee took a classic spin on the knitted long cardigan. In the first look, she went all light with her soft green long cardigan, grey turtleneck and cream-colored trousers. As she went all plain for her look, she added a nice golden brooch on her cardigan. The all-black ensemble on the other hand, features almost similar pieces from the lighter ensemble. But this time, it’s in her signature all black look – black hat, scarf, blouse, cardigan, trousers, shoes and bag. The leather brown lining from her bag and coat gave more depth to the entire look. In addition, she also accessorized her cardigan with a colorful brooch.
Formal Red Carpet Looks
Gitte Lee looked chic and extravagant beside her husband in a black feather coat accented with a bejewelled brooch. The coat itself is quite a stunner! The dramatic featehr coat ensemble matches her sleek pulled back hair and sophisticated makeup look.
Don’t you think they look like a phenomenal villain couple?! It’s amazing how Gitte and Christopher jive so well when it comes to fashion. In this particular look Gitte proved once again that she is the wife of the legendary King of Horror with her full-length black ensemble accessorized with an Egyptian-inspired gold statement necklace.
Once again, Gitte Lee looked stunning in her black ensemble, but this time, she had her long-sleeved blouse fully embellished with gold appliqués. The skirt that pairs with it goes in full length and she, of course, did not forget to fully accessorize with her classic black clutch and statement pearl stud earrings.
Vintage-inspired Business Suits
If you still want to look glam for work, here are some awesome inspirations from Gitte Lee. In this look she took her vintage suit and skirt on a warm turtleneck top for a much formal, modest attire. For the coordinate not to look so mundane, Gitte Lee paired it up with leather knee-high boots.
Gitte Lee is a true-blood fashionista and she is one living proof the fashion is timeless. There’s just something about her edgy look that is full of class and extravagance. As we take inspiration from her clothing choices, we realize that dressing up in the most fashionable way should come naturally. Fashion is not just clothing but attitude and lifestyle. Do you like Gitte Lee’s style? Check out more women over 50 with fabulous style.