22 Feb 2018,

Female Style Icons Who Shaped the Fashion Industry

If there is one thing that fashion grants the woman of the 21st century, it is empowerment. Clothing is an extremely diverse subject that can be adapted to suit an individual’s likes, dislikes and personality. With this said, fashion has always been about influence and many people are often prompted, perhaps subconsciously, to alter their own fashion choices to feel at one with those in the lime light. Read on to hear about a few style icons of the past and present who shaped the fashion industry as we know it today.

Audrey Hepburn

A famous actress and model, Audrey Hepburn has been a well-known style icon since the 50’s. In fact, her stance and fame has even surpassed her death as people continue to praise her work decades after her passing. Famous for popularising loafer shoes, the boatneck style of shirt and cropped pants, Hepburn had a lot of influence in the fashion world during her time on the big screen.

Babe Paley

Paley worked as a fashion editor for Vogue, which was an incredible feat for a woman during the 1930’s. At the height for her fame, Paley managed to influence millions upon millions of women with her approach to fashion that included mixing high quality and low-quality products with one another. In fact, the iconic image of Paley with a scarf tied around a purse kickstarted a trend that remains popular even today!

Jacqueline Kennedy

As the First Lady to President Kennedy, Jackie quickly became a fashion icon in the 60’s and influenced millions of women with her clothing choices. From the pillbox hat to the oversized sunglasses, the Jackie Kennedy look was certainly admired. In fact, succeeding First Lady’s like Michelle Obama have also been the talk of the fashion world, with the media commenting on the glamour that Michelle brings to the table with her clothing choices.

Princess Diana

Before her untimely death in 1997, the Princess of Wales was able to rise to the ranks of fashion stardom of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy themselves. In fact, as a member of the Royal family, Diana would often wear items of great value however she wasn’t afraid to take risks . Her most iconic outfits include broad shoulder pads and ruffles, aspects of fashion that she certainly helped propel into popularity. Following in her footsteps is Kate Middleton, who is renowned for the elegance of her fashion choices.

Style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana were essential in securing the empowerment that clothing can offer and whilst there is still a long road ahead, it is likely that the fashion industry would be very different without their influences over the years. Here at 2forjoy, we understand that the fashion industry is always changing which is why we ensure that all of our clothing is created with ethical fashion in mind. After all, it would be a shame to undo all the hard work these women have done! To find out more about 2forjoy’s ethical ethos, get in contact with a member of the team today.


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