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Who Are The Most Influential Fashion Icon (The Real Ones)?

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Let’s Define Fashion Icon.

Today’s celebrities are frequently referred to as fashion icons in the media but let us face it, not every well-dressed celebrity can be considered as a fashion icon. I instantly think of grace, elegance, and the term “fashion icon” when I think of Princess Diana, not Kim Kardashian West, nor Cardi B. What’s obvious is that the term “icon” has been over-saturated, overused, and disconnected from its original context, particularly in the context of fashion.

Let’s have a look at some of the people who truly deserve to be called ‘fashion icons’, starting with:

Princess Diana

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Princess Diana.

Princess Diana is known as being the most lasting fashion icon of our times. She made sure to follow the royal protocol, but at the same time, there was always a hint of her own personality in all of her outfits. Even in the 24 years following her death, designers and royal family members are still following trends that she set.

Christian Dior came out with a bag named ‘Chouchou’ in 1994. With the permission of the Lady, it was renamed ‘Lady Dior’ in 1996 as a tribute to her. The Lady Dior purse became synonymous with the world’s most famous woman at that time.

Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn.

It’s no wonder that Audrey Hepburn’s allure is still alive and strong in 2021. Every fan of old Hollywood shall know her iconic looks. While several Hollywood icons have influenced fashion, Audrey Hepburn is without a doubt the most influential.

Audrey Hepburn was the muse and long-time friend of Hubert de Givenchy, the founder of the Givenchy fashion house and the inspiration behind the perfume name, ‘L’interdit‘, which is french for ‘The Forbidden’.

Jackie Kennedy

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Jackie Kennedy.

The former First Lady of the United States, known for her elegant yet effortless style, drew a lot of media attention throughout her famous career. She popularized some of the most identifiable styles of the 1960s and 1970s during her tenure at the White House – and even in the years afterward.

In the early 1960s, Jackie popularized the pillbox hat and the Chanel suit. She also turned oversized sunglasses and white jeans into fashion statements by the end of the decade.


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Cher has always been a fashion icon in her way. The singer has been an influential figure in fashion since the 1970s, thanks to her penchant for risqué cutouts, elaborate headpieces, and full-sequined ensembles.

Cher’s impact may still be seen among the current pop singers, from Britney Spears to Dua Lipa. Cher will remain a pop icon even for the upcoming generation.

Karl Lagerfeld

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Karl Lagerfeld.

Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel and Fendi, was a legendary fashion designer recognized for his growing originality, contemporary influences, personal style, and charm. In the 1980s, Lagerfeld was responsible for resurrecting the Chanel brand. It has now grown to become one of the most well-known fashion houses in the world. But, in addition to being a fashion icon, he was also a shrewd businessman with a penchant for eccentric behavior.

Victoria Beckham

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Victoria Beckham.

Victoria Beckham, who shot to fame as a member of the global phenomenon that was the Spice Girls, under the moniker of Posh Spice, was always destined to make an impact on the fashion industry. This mother of four, who some call the original WAG, has evolved into a smart woman due to her dedication. She is the possessor of a modern classic style and has become one of the most well-known designers of the present at the age of 47.

Mrs. Beckham has established himself as a fashion designer and style symbol throughout the world. She started an eponymous label in 2008 and a lower-priced (diffusion) label in 2011 and bound high-profile partnerships with other companies.

Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama’s effortless sense of elegance and polite manner shone a light on Black women that the world needed to witness throughout her years in the White House with her husband, President Barack Obama.

She kept on surprising us with her sense of fashion, remaining modest and also revealing her personality. Her elegance is what makes her a fashion icon.

Fashion is an ever-changing world right now but these people mentioned will always represent an integrated part of fashion. Leave a comment down below and let us know which one of the figures mentioned above do you admire the most.

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