By Simi A Mira
The 50’s – Audrey Hepburn
Not only was Audrey THE fashion icon of the 50’s, she is also arguably one of the greatest fashion inspirations of all time, regardless of era. Her ageless style and beauty has made her an icon with generations of women over the years, influencing many fashion staples – oversized sunglasses, elegant gloves to finish off an outfit and tailoring that has been created perfectly. More than just influencing what women wore (and still do to this day), Audrey also enthused women to get the previously unheard of Pixie bob. Thus, she has cemented her status as one of the most iconic women of any era.
The 60’s – Jackie Kennedy
Not only was she a first lady, she was a lady with first class style. Her signature tailored look was copied by many, although Jackie’s taste was probably more expensive than what most people could afford – this included Chanel and Dior. Potentially borrowing from Audrey Hepburn, Jackie also favoured the oversized sunglasses look and partnered this with a very chic scarf. Who can forget the pill box hat she made so famous throughout the 60’s?
The 70’s – Farrah Fawcett
The original Charlie’s Angel is the epitome of 70’s fashion with feathered blonde hair and tanned skin. This look spawned a generation of copycats and was the “model” look of choice for magazines such as Vogue.
The 80’s – Madonna
The ultimate 80’s girl with the ultimate 80’s look. Her style went worldwide with the in-trend perms, ripped jeans, crosses, messy bleach blonde hair, laces shirts and daring makeup. Madonna is still classed as one of the most influential people in pop and fashion history. This is especially true as she has been able to remain a constant due to her ability to reinvent herself along with the times.
The 90’s – Jennifer Aniston
Who else could be considered the style queen of the 90’s except for Jennifer Anniston? Even if you didn’t watch friends, chances are you still mimicked “Rachel from Friends’” style by wearing cool and casual jeans and tee. Along with this, the “Rachel” cut was iconic amongst women of the 90’s and rarely did you see a woman under the age of 30 NOT sporting it. This girl next door look is still as chic today as it was then, and we can’t imagine a time when this beautifully causal look goes out of fashion.
The 00’s – Sarah Jessica Parker
Carrie Bradshaw is a name most recognisable to a 00’s girl. There’s a very unlikely chance most fashion forward women won’t be able to tell you who Carrie Bradshaw is and why she’s so fabulous. Played by Sarah Jessica Parker, both Carrie and Sarah had brilliant fashion sense and weren’t afraid to explore the unknown and try something new and daring. The notable thing about SJP is that she has remained a constant in the fashion scene even up until now, inspiring and enthralling a new generation of women and girls to dare to be different with their fashion choices.