Ellen DeGeneres is known for many things like being a comedian, actress and, of course, the host of her own talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
Over the years, DeGeneres has also become known for her growing sense of style. In a new interview with Footwear News, the star covers the magazine and talks about her style evolution.
“If you’ve seen me in the 1970s and ’80s, you’ll agree with me that my style has gotten better. But also that’s more confidence too,” she admits. “I got more comfortable in dressing in the way I want to dress instead of what I think I’m supposed to dress like. That’s what is great about fashion. It should be your own unique, individual expression.”
When talking about her style moments from the past, the one she’s most proud of is of her most memorable, “wearing the Bjork swan dress when I was hosting the Emmys in 2001.”
Outside of her style, DeGeneres finds influence from fellow women like Oprah and Michelle Obama. “Obviously Oprah. Where she came from and her life and what’s she accomplished is pretty amazing. Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks and whoever the woman is who invented Spanx. We have to thank her,” she jokes.
Over the course of her career, the comedian has had countless career milestones she considers to be very important.
“The Presidential Medal of Freedom is a pretty big deal, but also being the first woman on the show for Johnny Carson to call me over and to sit down. Getting married and marrying my wife was a big moment in my life. I’m blessed with lots of answers to that question,” she says.