What Made These Women the Biggest Fashion Icons of the 20th Century

The world is being taken over by the most famous women fashion icons, but who are they and how they contributed to the style lovers?

Every season many places of the world are introducing us to new styles, but not everyone has an idea of how it came out overall. For many designers the biggest influence – fashion icons that started in the 1950s on new lines and shapes. Here we want to introduce you to the women that must be called icons because they have known what they are doing for the world!


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Katharine Hepburn: The First Lady of Menswear 

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On-screen, Katharine, as an actress and style icon had her very own personal style that personalized the American look, meanwhile in her personal life she was a lover of sportswear. She showed the world that ‘men shape’ clothes also can suit women and elegantly show the body shape. In that way, straight pants became popular and actually just came back as a fashion this season!

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Madonna: Costume Couture

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Madonna very quickly evolved as a fashion guru in the 80s and showed how extravagant look is not only for the stage. She was the fashion girl who adopted the tomboy look and can be called the icon of the future artists shows fashion.

Marilyn Monroe: Dangerous Curves

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Marilyn Monroe was the one who introduced sex appeal into the fashion world. Starting from high waisted bikinis to The Seven Year Itch look. Even nowadays women are trying to copy her look and follow the fashion trends that she has introduced to the fashion industry

Elizabeth Taylor: Queen of Diamonds

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Elizabeth Taylor’s fashion sense – fearless. She introduced to glamour with her plunging necklines, fur wraps, feather boas, and eye-catching headpieces. Still, Elizabeth Taylor’s impact on the fashion industry with diamonds is alive these days. Isn’t the diamonds are the best friends of women?

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Audrey Hepburn: The Little Black Dress

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – classic Holly Golightly looks from one of the most iconic ‘Old Hollywood’ photos. The simple Givenchy column gown, 3-strand pearl necklace, large tortoiseshell sunglasses, sleek updo, diamond earrings, and long cigarette holder is known as an Audrey Hepburn-inspired 60’s fashion look, which is still being popular these days.

Brigitte Bardot 1960s fashion

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The world-famous French bombshell’s style defines the 1960s fashion, so Brigitte Bardot made messy, piled-high up-dos the hair of choice, which brought the confidence in every girl. Who knew that perfectly un-perfect fringe would be fashionable these days? Nevertheless, one of the most known artists Amy Winehouse was also an icon of this look many years after!

Are you ready now to follow up these 20th-century fashion icons?


Essential Home is highly inspired by some of these fashion icons, so do not forget to check out the furniture pieces and accessories of the mid-century if you are an interior lover!


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