History has seen so many influential women shape it. And the same is true for the fashion industry. There are many people who have helped shaped it into the dynamic force that it is today. And with the wide array of streams within the Industry, there is no doubt that there are many figures that have left a lasting impact. Whether it is through amazing designs, inspirational style, powerful editing or amazing creativity, these women have inspired the modern day definition of fashion. Here are my pick for the 5 most influential women in fashion.
Coco Chanel needs no introduction. She not only founded one of the most coveted fashion houses in the world, but also gave us the one wardrobe staple that we can’t live without – The Little Black Dress. Borrowing styles from menswear, she has been a driving factor behind a lot of modern day fashion including pants & statement necklaces. Her perfumes & bags are still a go –to for many fashion lovers
Sex & The City is undoubtedly one of the most fashionable TV Series ever. And Patricia Fields is the brain behind all those lovely Carrie Bradshaw moments. She is also the mastermind behind the chic Prada loving looks in The Devil Wears Prada & the lovely outfits in Ugly Betty.
Audrey Hepburn is a major fashion influencer. Her chic style & grace is something women look up even today. She has popularized boat neck tops, slip on loafers, striped t-shirts & cropped pants. Her character Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, dressed in that beautiful Givenchy dress will always be a fashion favourite.
The Editor-In-Chief of Vogue America is considered one of the most powerful women in fashion today. She has changed the way people see the magazine and made a mainstay for women. She popularized high fashion & always focused on fashion as a lifestyle.
Not many people know but Edith Head is a great costume designer. She has won a record 8 Academy Awards, more than any woman alive today. She has dressed everyone form Audrey Hepburn to Elizabeth Taylor. Edith Head also fashioned the most popular look of all time when she collaborated with Hubert de Givenchy to create the iconic Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
So who is your style icon? Do let me know in the comments below.