08/17/2012 08:33 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Suzy Parker, Dorian Leigh's Sister, Her Own Sophisticated Style (PHOTO)

Introduced to modeling as a teen by her older sister Dorian Leigh, Suzy Parker graced the covers of many magazines, quickly becoming a muse to photographer Richard Avedon, and a favorite of Coco Chanel. The talented beauty, who starred in "Kiss Them For Me" opposite Cary Grant and Jayne Mansfield, was lauded for her trademark red hair and enviable cheekbones.

This 1957 shot captures a look we'd love to imitate before summer's end (minus the matching bed-and-carpet situation). Called "the most beautiful woman in the world" by Christian Dior, Parker went 50 shades of red in a gingham halter dress with pink heels — a tricky combination — topped with her voluminous hair and red lipstick. Would you try Suzy's style?

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London's Victoria & Albert Museum featured a Suzy Parker look-alike mannequin. Check it out here.

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Art by Raydene Salinas

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