Fashion Icons That Changed Fashion Forever!

The fashion industry may constantly evolve and keep introducing us to great new trends but it wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for some fashion icons. Here are just some of the icons who had a major impact on the fashion industry.


Audrey Hepburn

This silver screen legend, humanitarian and fashion icon was not only beautiful, talented and kind but was also considered as one of the most fashionable people ever. Her signature look was effortless minimalist chic. She made casual pieces like cropped pants and ballet flats seem so trendy. Her classic look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is still one of the most iconic ‘Old Hollywood’ looks.



Madonna made a major impact in the 80’s as the pop princess of fashion. She made daring on-stage fashion choices evolving into one of the most influential fashion icons in the music industry. She changed the way people perceive concerts forever by breaking the barriers for women everywhere.


Jean Seberg

Jean Seberg was an American actress who played some of the most important roles in 20th century cinema. She personified the Parisian look with her simple but classic choices like striped clothing pieces and tailored pants along with her bold chopped off hair and big bright smile.


Talitha Getty

Talitha Getty was a Dutch East Indies actress and model who was the definition of boho-chic back in the 60’s. Her style included colourful pieces, kaftans, unique prints, turbans which influenced generations of fashion designers and fashion addicts in the years to come.


Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and iconic stars in history. She was known for her very feminine curves which she dressed up by wearing high-waisted skirts and skin tight dresses that showed just the right amount of skin. One of her most iconic looks was her white dress from the film “Seven Year Itch.”


Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is a singer, songwriter, and actress known for her daring looks. Bodysuits, crazy wigs and platform shoes are just another everyday wear for the mother monster. Her more controversial outfit is the Meat Dress she wore at the at 2010 VMA. She still continues to rock her avant-garde looks to this day.


Katherine Hepburn

Katherine was one of the most idolized actresses of her generation. She swapped feminine outfits with men’s wear such as trousers, blazers and loafers which portrayed power and confidence. Not only was she talented but had the ability to make even men’s wear alluring.


Diana Ross

This singer, actress and producer was the epitome of glamour in the 60’s. She supported wigs, big chunky jewellery, embellished gowns and many more which portrayed the diva side of her. She broke the barrier between everyday wear and costume wear.



Lesley Lawson widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress, and singer. She was the poster child of the 60’s because of her incredible sense of fashion. She was known for her pixie cut, mod dress and doll like eyes. Twiggy also started the trend of drawn on lashes in the 60s bringing out her boldness and individuality.

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