Fashion Icons Who Inspired The Runway
Fabulous new styles constantly sweep our radars. While we can always rely to see new shapes and colors on the runway, there is another source of inspiration that is just as inspiring: fashion icons. Whether it's the fishnets from Madonna or the classic little black dress worn on Audrey Hepburn, fashion icons have a lot of influence in the designs we see today.
Since her stardom in the 1950's, Audrey Hepburn has been inspiring fashion. Her clean lines and classic shapes paired with gamine charm work with today's trends. For example, take a look here at Zac Posen's Spring 2015 show.
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While maintaining her status as a 1980s music icon, singer Debbie Harry still has the time to act as a fashion darling. Her mussed platinum hair, smudgy eyeliner and black punk clothing has influenced many, including Hollywood's sweetheart Anne Hathaway outfit at the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art event.
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Who doesn't want to look like the queen of music, Diana Ross? Even new style icons like Solange Knowles channels Ms. Ross with afro hair, long eyelashes and sparkly clothing.
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If anyone is having a fashion moment, it's the Lady of the Canyons herself, Joni Mitchell. Beloved by fashion for her long shiny hair and boho style that is full of grace and ease, even modern-day hippy Anna Sui chose Mitchell's look as inspiration for her Resort 2016 collection.
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Since many of designers were either born during or worked throughout the 1980s, Madonna has been a repeat offender for fashion. Style setters can't get enough of her Like A Virgin phase, with all of it's black lace and neon glory. Even Madonna's good friend Jean Paul Gaultier was inspired by the diva for one of his many collections.
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Fashion loves to have a mod moment, especially when it comes to Twiggy. Her pixie cut, mile-Long eyelashes and mini dresses have influence fashion since her 1960s debut. Fashion's favorite Marc Jacobs did his fashion history when designing for Louis Vuitton's Spring 2013 show with his Twiggy-like looks.
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Although she may not be a style inspiration, the mother of fashion public relations is known for something greater. Eleanor Lambert has earned fashion love because she was the one who started fashion week. Without her creative mind, fashion would never have been so exciting.
To see the legacy of her hard work, read our fashion week recap here.
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