Biggest Fashion Icons of All Time

Biggest Fashion Icons of All Time

Shubham Anil Jain
Sr. Consultant
Cent Edge Solutions LLP, Bangalore, India
Email: shubhamajain125@gmail.com

 

Introduction:
There are numerous prominent fashion icons who are trailblazers in every meaning of the term, despite the fact that fashion is constantly changing and forging new ground. The world has been blessed with models, actors, performers, and designers who developed styles that are now regarded as “classics,” as well as daring appearances that the majority of us can only hope to imitate in the future. We have so many amazing designs to pick from because of the fashion icons of the past, who also affected practically every trend that has been introduced by our favorite designers and companies.

Different Fashion Icons of All the Time:

1. Marilyn Monroe:
Perhaps the most well-known actress and singer of the 1950s was Marilyn Monroe, who was also known as Norma Jean Mortenson. Of course, her influence extended beyond only her stage presence and included her sense of style. The white halter dress she wore in the movie The Seven Year Itch, which has since been the go-to outfit for anyone emulating Monroe’s style, is without a doubt her most recognizable appearance.

Marilyn Monroe

2. Katharine Hepburn:
One of the most admired actresses of her age was Katharine Hepburn. While Katharine’s off-screen attire tended to favour athletics, on-screen she developed her very own distinctive style that embodied the American aesthetic. The Hepburn look, however, was developed by the outfits she wore for her films.

Katharine Hepburn

3. Madonna:
The pop diva of fashion is Madonna. She initially assumed a casual tomboy appearance in the 1980s, but she swiftly developed into one of the most important fashion experts in the field. In fact, if it weren’t for Madonna’s on-stage attire choices, which altered how people regard performers, concerts wouldn’t be as extravagant as they are now.

Madonna

4. Princess Diana:
She won our hearts when she was a princess, and as a fashion icon, she still has an impact on our sense of style. The young princess was frequently seen at the beginning of her royal career wearing outfits with plenty of frills and bows that were popular in the 1980s. However, the fashion icon quickly abandoned the flamboyant clothing in favour of far sexier forms like Versace gowns and Dior accessories. These costumes were associated with conventional aristocratic garb. The fact that Princess Diana utilized clothing as an extension of her personality and each look reflected her warmth and charisma is what makes her style so alluring.

Princess Diana

5. Harry Styles:
Despite his boy band origins in black skinny trousers and paisley-printed shirts, Harry Styles is a modern-day fashion star. The singer isn’t afraid to serve a look or two, whether it’s custom Gucci or pushing the limits of masculinity in a customized Harris Reed frock. While there is no doubting his star power (he is leading the resurrection of the pearl necklace), Harry Lambert should get the respect he deserves. Styles Stylist Lambert is mostly responsible for the singer’s Gucci-clad looks (try saying that four times after a few drinks).

Harry Styles

6. Solange Knowles:
Solange Knowles is a fashion icon in today’s society, despite not being the apparent option. Her 2017 album A Seat at the Table highlighted her creative abilities and made her fashionable tastes stand out. Whether the singer is walking down the street in Brother Vellies boots or a Thom Browne puff jacket, Knowles’ clothing is the exhaled breath of her artistic vision, created with the intention of evoking a specific mood or feeling.

Solange Knowles

7. Billy Porter:
Billy Porter is one of the stars of the American drama Pose, which is appropriate because he is unquestionably adept at holding his own on the red carpet. Porter takes gender stereotypes and bends them how he sees fit, much like Styles, which in our opinion, he accomplishes beautifully. From elaborate Christian Siriano gowns with enormous trains to distinctive Harris Reed hats, Porter uses clothing to both figuratively and practically creates space. He is not gently challenging the norm by merely donning an earring; there is no subtlety to his approach. Instead, by remaining loyal to himself, he is confronting stylistic norms head-on. And isn’t it what makes someone a fashion icon? marching in step with one’s own rhythm.

Billy Porter

8. Rihanna:
Even global firms still see Rihanna as an influential fashion icon. Did you know that the US sales of PUMA’s women’s trainers increased by 40% as a result of her engagement with the company? At the New York and Paris fashion weeks and other significant fashion events, Rihanna routinely draws admiring glances. She is renowned for leaving her own mark when it comes to fashion. She never holds back and freely displays her most daring appearances. Additionally, she is a master at making things work.

Rihanna

9. Jackie Kennedy:
She is renowned for her classic turtlenecks and collegiate fashion style, which changed as her style evolved. Chanel suits, Gucci’s classic Jackie bag, pillbox hats, among other fine pieces, replaced her simple but classic attire. Fashion experts are especially astounded by her 1970s attire when she switched to more free-flowing fashion, such as oversized sunglasses.

Jackie Kennedy

10. ASAP Rocky:
In terms of being a fashion icon, ASAP Rocky occupies one of the most unique spaces, in between the elaborate creations of haute couture and the relaxed silhouettes of streetwear. The hip-hop darling appears to constantly maintain his enigmatic energy and elegant style, whether he is at a Dior Homme fashion show or sharing his Supreme fits with his 15.2 million Instagram followers. He also has a model-like visage, which Rihanna has taken notice of by appointing him as an ambassador for Fenty Skin.

ASAP Rocky

Conclusion:
Even if the fashion business keeps introducing us to fresh look every season, it could not have reached its current level of success without the support of powerful fashion superstars. Celebrities may now take images of their outfits to post on social media and share them with their friends, family, and followers. The fact that we now think of the women who created these classic looks as fashion icons, however, indicates that many of them did not have the same potential for influence. Despite the fact that celebrities today face criticism for the clothes they choose to wear on the red carpet, in public, and at home, this wasn’t the case for earlier generations of stars.

References:

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