Friday, 31 March 2017

Fashion Icons

With the excitement of fashion week over it makes you think how important style and fashion is. Women over the world and throughout time have used fashion as a creative and fun way to express themselves. Over time what women choose to wear and what is seen as "on-trend" has changed dramatically.


The 1960's were well known for developing 'signature style' amongst the 'it girls'. One of whom was Twiggy; most well-known for her pixie hair cut, monochrome eye makeup and 'mod' style. She stretched the fashion limits in the 60's with her daring and refreshing taste.

Other 60's fashion icons include Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Edie Sedgwick and Brigitte Bardot.


1970's fashion continued along the lines of the 60's with individualism being a key aim for many women. Cher was a regular household name in the 1970s', having realised 10 albums in the decade. She dared to be different and experimented with every trend that the 60's had to offer.

Other 70's fashion icons include Diane Von Furstenburg, Joni Mitchell, Diana Ross and Debbie Harry.


The 1980's was one of the most experimental times, in terms of fashion, in our history. This time saw the rise of Madonna and Michael Jackson. In the 80's Boy George was a key icon. He saw fashion as art and that certainly showed through his image.

Other 80's fashion icons include Princess Diana, Joan Collins, Bananarama and Brooke Shields.


From Cindy Crawford to Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell, the 1990's saw the rise of the supermodels. These women became extremely influential fashion icons to every female in the 90's. Although, sometimes this fashion had its consequences, like when Naomi Campbell fell on the Vivienne Westwood catwalk in sky-high platforms.

Other fashion icons of the 90's include Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Love and Drew Barrymore.

(We just had to include a picture...)

2000's (the noughties) 

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been a big fashion influence of the 2000's. These child stars became a front-row favourite amongst many designers, having launched their own prestige label- 'The Row'. They take a chance with their style, yet still manage to look stylish no matter what they wear.

Other fashion icons of the noughties include Alexa Chung, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica-Parker.

By Izzy Garvey


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