If you read yesterdays’ post, you’ll know why ‘style icon’ should be split into subcategories. Apart from it appealing to my nerdy/slightly anal nature (I’d arrange my clothes by the Dewey Decimal system if I could) some so-called icons just don’t measure up to their counterparts.
Instead of style icons, we should have style gods, style heroes, style deities, style inamoratas, style simulacrums, style mediocrities and style ‘marks for effort’.
Here’s my (incomplete) list of women that I think deserve iconic status, in descending order. Style is subjective, so no-one is going to agree 100% with me. If you violently agree or disagree, then leave a comment and tell me who’d be on your icons list. Play nice now.
Style Goddess: Audrey Hepburn
Other Style Goddesses: Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly
Style Deity: Angelica Huston
Other Style Deities: Kate Moss, Francoise Hardy
Style Hero: Anna Piaggi
Other Style Heroes: Tavi Gevinson, Grace Jones
Style Inamorata: Sofia Coppola
Other Style Inamoratas: Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour
Style Simulacrums: Daisy Lowe
Other Style Simulacrums: Rumi Neely, Cheryl Cole
There’s no point in listing mediocrites, because by definition if something is mediocre then it can’t reach iconic status. And no point in including ‘marks for trying’ people, because I’m typing this in a pair of old pajamas and that would just be too hypocritical.
Who’s on your style hit list?