With each season comes a new collection which makes fashion an ever-changing entity. But some women have transcended the changing trends and have become trendsetters themselves. Their legendary fashion sense has influenced the world, and everyone got up to take notice of these fashion icons.
Her name is itched with the image of her black dress with a pearl necklace smoking a cigarette in the movie ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Besides this, her short hair and Parisian style aesthetics have been preserved in her numerous award-winning performances. She made her petite framework work to her advantage and chose silhouettes that added more panache to her looks.
A list of the most fashionable women is truly incomplete without the Princess of People’s hearts – Lady Diana. Her effortless good looks and signature side-swept short hair, along with her elegant demeanour, grabbed the attention of hundreds of paparazzi. From evening gowns to athletic wear, she could adapt to any style, like a chameleon. Of course, who could forget her legendary ‘black revenge dress’, which set a break from her traditional princess outfits?
Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur
Encapsulating the Rajasthani grace, charm and class, Maharani Gayatri Devi, was the third wife of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur. Born and bought up in a royal family, opulence ran in her blood, and each outfit embodied the same. Clad in pastel-coloured chiffon saris and a beautiful pearl necklace, her poised and serene aura was always the major talking point.
The founder of the most famous luxury brand in the world needs no introduction. Coco Chanel is often credited as being the foremost person to introduce a new style of clothing that was casual, feminine and easy to wear. She wanted women to break free from the stereotypical corsetted look in the post world war era. Now her bespoke designs are loved even after 100 years after they were designed. She proved that classic and timeless fashion never goes out of style.
Unconventional and unafraid, Frida Kahlo lived life on her own terms. She started painting after a terrible accident which left her bedridden for months. Little did she know that her surrealistic and modern art would itch her in the art museums and as a celebrated figure even after her untimely death. Her Mexican ethnicity was imbued in her style, art and lifestyle, which paved the way for her braided hairstyle adorned with fresh flowers to be still replicated today.
Wife of the former President of the United States, John F Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy was a star in her own rights. Her signature pillbox hats, along with matching channel suits, made her a major attraction in public outings. Even her hairstyle was emulated by women across the world. After her husband’s assassination, she shed away from public life, but her clothes were always documented that consisted of more relaxed fits and trench coats.
The golden girl of powerhouse singing, Diana Ross’s unfaltering style made heads turn with her each appearance. She combined the glamorous silhouettes with full-on singing legend vibes. Her larger-than-life stage outfits that were a bling fest, along with her changing hairstyles, made her not conform to just one single style. Her daring nature made her try different looks with ease, and she rocked any look, even if she put on a simple satin dress.
Rihanna has carved a niche for herself as one of the most popular singers out there in the music realm. Her bold singing voice is channelled by her bold fashion sense that is unafraid to break the rules. Due to this, she even launched her own skincare and makeup brand called ‘Fenty Beauty’, which is an all-inclusive brand that caters to all skin colours. Her every appearance is a fashion statement in itself, as her fans are always waiting for her next unexpected move.