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Zosia Mamet, Grade Coddington & More Channel Pilgrim Fashion: Thanksgiving Style (PHOTOS)

Who knew those early American settlers would become fashion icons? From Zosia Mamet to Kourtney Kardashian, see the best modern interpretations of pilgrim style.

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Pilgrim Fashion

On Thanksgiving each year, we remember those courageous settlers who long ago landed on Plymouth Rock. They’re our ancestors, they’re symbols of the American Dream—and, for some celebrities and designers, they’ve become fashion icons as well. From Elle Fanning to Lady Gaga, Anna Dello Russo to Marc Jacobs, see pictures of the best fashion seemingly inspired by the pilgrims.

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Anna Dello Russo

Vogue Japan editor—and outrageous street-style star—Anna Dello Russo sexified her pilgrim-style ensemble with an oversized hat and black fishnet stockings.

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Ellen Page

Ellen Page kept her pilgrim inspiration simple, rocking a conservative, black and white tuxedo to the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Felicity Jones

Did Felicity Jones just step off the Mayflower? In a classic interpretation of the trend, the actress attended Chanel's Pre-Oscar dinner in 2011 in a black gown with white detailing at the neck and cuffs by the designer.

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Dita Von Teese

In a sassy cocktail dress, Dita Von Teese sports loads of ruffles, loafers, and even some polka-dot stockings.

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Zosia Mamet

Girls actress Zosia Mamet was a modern pilgrim in a white, ruffled turtleneck collar and and black high-waisted slacks at the Django Unchained premiere in NYC.

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Kourtney Kardashian

The pilgrim goes red carpet. Kourtney Kardashian balanced a raised hemline with a ruffled collar in Hollywood.

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba added some flair to a conservative Tory Burch sequined dress with white detailing on the cuff, collar, and belt at Glamour's  Women of the Year Awards in 2011.

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Grace Coddington

Vogue's Grace Coddington sported a black frock with a bejeweled bow to the CFDA Awards at Lincoln Center.


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Elle Fanning

The young actress took the pilgrim trend very literally as she arrived in a conservative Chanel look at the Chanel Fine Jewelry 80th Anniversary in New York.

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Emily Browning

Sleeping Beauty actress Emily Browning looked adorable in her Louis Vuitton playsuit at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Paris last year—which she paired with thigh-high tights for a slightly naughty pilgrim look.

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Alexa Chung

Chung opted for a black dress by designer Peter Dundas, complete with sheer sleeves and a silk ribbon while celebrating the new Pucci boutique in Manhattan in 2011.

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Brooklyn Decker

Leave it to Decker to sexify such a conservative style. Dressed in Alexander Wang at NYC’s “Sephora Same Day Beauty Delivery” launch in 2011, the model opted for a short black dress with a keyhole neckline—fastened by a white collar.

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Evan Rachel Wood

The actress was photographed at the BFI London Film Festival in 2011 wearing an Alexa Chung for Madewell dress, which she paired with knee-high leather boots, dark eye makeup, and a black manicure.

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Lady Gaga

Gaga took the pilgrim look to an extreme as she arrived at MTV Studios in NYC in 2011, wearing her infamous white dandelion hat and a pantless pilgrim romper straight off the Louis Vuitton runway.

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Marc Jacobs

We’re not quite sure whether Marc Jacobs’s neon dress was worn at the first Thanksgiving, but the crystal-buckled pilgrim shoes he wore in 2011 (which he designed himself) probably would have been a big hit.

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Janelle Monae

The singer went all out at the 2011 Met Gala, where she channeled Thanksgiving meets Androgyny with a Chanel tuxedo—complete with ruffled collar and structural hat.