07 July 2014 by

10 Hot Greatest Style Icons Of All Time From Audrey Hepburn To Jackie O

GALLERY >> The top 10 style icons of all time >>

1. AUDREY HEPBURN

She may be the original poster girl for the virtues of the LBD, but there’s more to Audrey’s repertoire. Her Roman Holiday wardrobe works hard every summer, her beat-style black polonecks, pumps and slacks are timeless, plus, those signature brows are once again enjoying a moment on the beauty circuit. Cara ain’t got a thing on these.

SHOP AUDREY'S LOOK

[a href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.matchesfashion.com/product/174142?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Carven dress @ MatchesFashion.com £301[/a]

[a href="http://www.karenmabon.com/?product=debbie-mcgee-me-silk-scarf">Karen Mabon scarf £80[/a]

[a href="http://www.riverisland.com/women/tops/blouses--shirts/White-oversized-shirt-650415">River Island shirt £25[/a]

[a href="http://www.greatplains.co.uk/product/Woman+Sale/J8BE8/Cafe+Knits+Turtleneck+Top.htm?WT.mc_id=affiliate_10_linkshare_GP_SS14&utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=0RpXOIXA500&network=linkshare&affiliate_id=0RpXOIXA500&utm_content=10&cmpid=affiliates">Great Plains polo £16.50[/a]

[a href="http://www.prettyballerinas.com">Pretty Ballerinas ballet pumps[/a]

[a href="http://www.karenmillen.com/cotton-slim-capri-trouser/trousers/karenmillen/fcp-product/042PS12801">Karen Millen trousers £99[/a]

[a target="_blank" href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/03S272730003/134/embellished-pearl-necklace">Shourouk necklace @ BrownsFashion.com £600[/a]

2. BRIGITTE BARDOT

When the French former actress underplayed her look, it remained most iconic: a cashmere knit and a black headband enabled her ridiculous beauty to shine through. Girls who like hair volume will forever look to Bardot for backcombing advice – but we’ll always admire her Breton collection, too. Plus Francais!

SHOP BRIGITTE'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/441716/Dolce_and_Gabbana/printed-jacquard-mini-dress">Dolce & Gabbana dress @ Net-A-Porter.com £1195[/a]

[a href="http://www.petit-bateau.co.uk/e-shop/product/11213/5W0/women-s-iconic-heavy-jersey-breton.html">Petit Bateau bretron top £58[/a]

[a href="http://www.zara.com/uk/en/collection-aw14/woman/skirts/faux-suede-mini-skirt-c269188p2032560.html">Zara skirt £25.99[/a]

[a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/belle-vivier-patent-leather-ballerinas-314101.html">Roger Vivier pumps @ MyTheresa.com £425[/a]

[a href="https://www.jcrew.com/browse/single_product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441840315&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302080433&srcCode=AFFI00003&siteId=0RpXOIXA500-8ABwufPdyj1GEvbJjTuOpQ">J Crew hat £32.50[/a]

[a href="http://www.angeljackson.com/collections/shoulder-bags-view-all/products/starlet-satchel-white-textured-leather">Angel Jackson bag £324[/a]

3. DEBBIE HARRY

The fluffy hair! The eye-shadow! The no-bra t-shirt wearing! Those slim hips in the skinniest of skinny jeans! You’ll still find countless cool kids channelling the tomboyish elements of Blondie’s frontwoman, but we enjoy her disco dresses (often one shouldered) just as much. And if you think today’s popstrels are raunchy, know this: Debbie flashed her va-jay-jay way on stage before the likes of Miley Cyrus came along.

SHOP DEBBIE'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/item10604829.aspx">Saint Laurent jacket @ Farfetch.com £272[/a]

[a href="http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Stripe-Neckerchief-Headscarf/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4145637&SearchQuery=Neckerchiefs&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Blue">ASOS neckerchief £6[/a]

[a href="http://www.beyondretro.com/en/women/t-shirts/t-shirt-white-with-contrasting-trim-e00139766.html">Beyond Retro t-shirt £18[/a]

[a href="http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/playsuits-and-jumpsuits/brown-leopard-print-zip-front-jumpsuit-_310043729?extcam=AFF_AFW_Editorial+Content_ShopStyle+UK&awc=1946_1403703581_a79d27e24c9b40c7ab550e4609a1e883">New Look jumpsuit £22.99[/a]

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/item10379311.aspx">Rick Owens dress @ Farfetch.com £112[/a]

[a href="http://www.shoescribe.com/gb/women/sling-backs_cod44609053qe.html">Gianvito rossi slingbacks @ Shoescribe.com £303[/a]

[a href="http://www.stylebop.com/product_details.php?id=477193&partner=shopstyle&campaign=Kooperation%2Fshopstyle%2Fusd%2F&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=shopstyle&utm_campaign=productfeed&ia-pmtrack=56971310&campaign=affiliate/linkshare/usa/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=adsus&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-KFu6rRf_mwUs4820xvqqvw">Faith Connexion gold jeans @ Stylebop.com £129[/a]

[a href="http://www.riverisland.com/women/jeans/boyfriend--slouch-jeans/Light-wash-slim-Mom-jeans-653480?mid=38432&cur=GBP&cmpid=af_Linkshare_UK_0RpXOIXA500&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-6j9TquULPwiNFhJJbN8QHA">River island 'Mom' jeans £40[/a]

4. EDIE SEDGWICK

Andy Warhol’s little darling shall forever be referenced in salons across the world for her beatnik, elfin crop, but those giant shoulder-scraping chandelier earrings mixed with mod stripes and basic dance-gear will always inspired anyone tempted by the era. This is the girl who could make a pair of black opaque tights look cool – and that’s a powerful thing.

SHOP EDIE'S LOOK

[a href="https://www.wolfandbadger.com/lace-chandelier-earrings-gold/">Arabel Lebrusan earrings @ Wolf and Badger £224[/a]

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/item10276952.aspx">Maison Martin Margiela body @ Farfetch.com £192[/a]

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/item10681024.aspx">Fendi dress @ Farfetch.com £645[/a]

[a href="http://www.kurtgeiger.com/women/shoes/courts/venice-black-satin-39-lucy-choi-shoe.html">Lucy Choi shoes @ KurtGeiger.com £185[/a]

[a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/collection-by-john-lewis-ponte-jacket-black-cream/p827216?s_afcid=af_79682&awc=1203_1403707324_2a85c8f64ebdc89d82a4abcb290b483f">John Lewis jacket £79[/a]

[a href="http://susancaplan.co.uk/collections/earrings/products/1970s-vintage-trifari-interchangeable-earring-ring-set">Susan Caplan Vintage earrings[/a]

[a href="http://www.monki.com/Dresses/Jenna_dress/27338-5008326.1#c-47958">Monki dress £18[/a]

5. FARRAH FAWCETT

You could never talk about high waisted retro jeans without the image of Farrah Fawcett on a skateboard playing an integral part. The Charlie’s Angel looked just as sexy in a red Baywatch-style swimsuit as she did in flares and sneaks – but it will forever be the ‘70s bouffant that gets referenced most.

SHOP FARRAH'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.adidas.co.uk/firebird-track-top/F80087_320.html">Adidas jacket £52[/a]

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/187842?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Stella McCartney jeans @ MatchesFashion.com £127[/a]

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/198801?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Galvan dress at MatchesFashion.com £1445[/a]

[a href="http://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_17,acc_1.1/6892238100">Accessorize clutch £29[/a]

[a href="http://www.jdsports.co.uk/product/nike-classic-cortez-nylon/120170/?cm_mmc=googleshop-_-PPC-_-Google-_-__keyword__&aid=1100&source=plusbox&keyword_id&remote_ad_id&matchtype&keyword=&mkwid=0ULaFnqR_dc&pcrid=44504433661&gclid=CjkKEQjw5qmdBRCn--70gPSo074BEiQAJCe7zVpCf5DUjDc0BxINVpb4lAgjiWs98VohIXKWTigc44rw_wcB">Nike sneakers @ JDSports.co.uk[/a]

[a href="http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/078065">Uniqlo sweater £59.99[/a]

6. JACKIE O (KENNEDY)

Almost overnight she became a global sensation – in terms of fashion her giant sunglasses are still popular today even if the craze for her tailored Jean Scherrer skirt suits and pillbox hats has moved on a tad. Her name became a byword for looking smart, being polite, charming and oh-so-modern and we’re certain Jackie is still is the blueprint for first lady dressing.

SHOP JACKIE'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Stella-McCartney/Paula-stretch-crepe-gown/375330?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-nKyxJWcsBaNZ3GhVnKpC0Q">Stella McCartney gown @ TheOutnet.com £832.50[/a]

[a href="http://www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Tom-Ford/Elise-square-frame-acetate-sunglasses/448347?cm_mmc=ProductSearchPLA-_-GB-_-Accessories-_-Sunglasses&gclid=CjgKEAjw286dBRDmwbLi8KP71GQSJAAOk4sjKHXjTn4Um5vPFTv5OjtHyO9Es2vZ4DGiyQTiOZxMgvD_BwE">Tom Ford sunglasses @ TheOutnet.com £128[/a]

Carven skirt suit @ MatchesFashion.com - [a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/174116">skirt £162[/a] [a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/174134">jacket £330[/a]

[a href="http://www.stylebop.com/uk/product_details.php?id=486346&campaign=Kooperation/shopstyle/de&campaign=affiliate/linkshare/uk/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=adsuk&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-fmkBq5kVw_oSKWxlPUIBNw">Valentino shoes @ Stylebop.com £625[/a]

[a href="http://www.coast-stores.com/ciel-earrings/earrings/coast/fcp-product/2829263108">Coast earrings £12[/a]

[a href="http://www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Versace/Printed-silk-scarf/474919?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-hZQwpfU0lwqHEocV0UpT9A">Versace scarf @TheOutnet.com £97.50[/a]

[a href="http://shop.mango.com/GB/p0/women/accessories/bags/metallic-fabric-clutch/?id=23019028_94&n=1&s=accesorios.bolsos&ident=0__0_1404315211490&ts=1404315211490">Mango clutch £39.99[/a]

7. JANE BIRKIN

Bags are named after any ol’ celeb nowadays, but the Birkin from Hermes is a real original and still covetable. The bandy legs, mussed up hair and casual t-shirt styling still looks just as insouciant and on-trend today as ever. However, Jane’s more retro looks – like suede knee-boots and baker boy caps definitely tap into this autumn’s strong ‘60s vibes.

SHOP JANE'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/hotshop-946/straw-circle-brim-floppy-hat-3073392?bi=1&ps=20&geoip=noredirect&cmpid=aff_lsuk_0RpXOIXA500_10&_$ja=tsid:19906|prd:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500&network=linkshare&utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=0RpXOIXA500&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-8VWHrp3BZy2SU..cF7maAA&cmpid=aff_lsuk_0RpXOIXA500_10&_$ja=tsid:19906|prd:0RpXOIXA500">Topshop hat £28[/a]

[a href="http://www.lanecrawford.com/pdp/AAY865?utm_source=Linkshare_GB&utm_medium=Affiliates&utm_campaign=Accessories&countryCode=UK&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=Affiliates&utm_campaign=Linkshare_UK&_country=GB">Dior sunglasses @ LaneCrawford.com $490[/a]

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/uk/shopping/women/item10642581.aspx">Drome jacket @ Farfetch.com £434.94[/a]

[a href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.lauraleejewellery.com/hold-fast-silver-cluster-necklace">Laura Lee necklace £475[/a]

[a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/miss-selfridge-aztec-mini-skirt-multi/p1491428?s_afcid=af_79682&awc=1203_1404471471_93b92bb203f4534dce1a0daac1d7a0bd">Miss Selfridge skirt @ JohnLewis.com £35[/a]

[a href="http://www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Iris-and-Ink/Slub-jersey-T-shirt/447511?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-3hLvrX7X9zFcwPePKpr1NQ">Iris & Ink t-shirt £25[/a]

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/177052?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Melissa Odabash kaftan @ Matchesfashion.com £284[/a]

[a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/suede-over-the-knee-boots-312450.html?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=affiliate.cj.uk">OTK Nicholas Kirkwood boots @ Mytheresa.com £700[/a]

8. MARLENE DIETRICH

The alluring Marlene was one of the first women to claim menswear for womankind – the shot of her smoking in a black tuxedo captured the concept decades before Yves Saint Laurent so famously stole this look for his eponymous line. There’s still nothing sexier.

SHOP MARLENE'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/176070">J W Anderson trousers @ Matchesfashion.com £275[/a]

[a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/431405?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-ProductFeed-_-Givenchy&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-T2t8ii9B8IJ.bqDWBXDTDQ">Givenchy jacket @ Net-A-Porter.com £1850[/a]

[a href="http://www.moss.co.uk/moss-bros-black-cummerbund-572550715">Moss cummerbund £18[/a]

[a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/pique-shirt.html">3.1 Phillip Lim shirt @ Mytheresa.com £213[/a]

[a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-silk-self-tie-bow-tie/p291489">John Lewis bowtie £16[/a]

[a href="http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,30/1607502740">Office loafers £55[/a]

9. MARILYN MONROE

Diamonds, pink satin… That white dress. Marilyn’s always influencing a fashion moment somewhere, but like many of the stars in this gallery it's their downtime dressing that looks so right for now: her modest one-piece is still a winner this summer. 

SHOP MARILYN'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/202173?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Dolce & Gabbana rollneck @ MatchesFashion.com £570[/a]

[a href="http://www.caratlondon.com/web/product/en/3969?antiCache=140446701243474BB78F289196466F94E762806101D59">Carat necklace £620[/a]

[a href="http://www.theoutnet.com/en-GB/product/Melissa-Odabash/St-Tropez-bandeau-swimsuit/484747?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-4gFynCu3fHtJ9eJ4m4FWxw">Melissa Odabash swimsuit @ TheOutnet.com £85.05[/a]

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/174490?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">The Row dress @ MatchesFashion.com £938[/a]

[a href="http://paulandrew.com/shoes/006-fall2014-europeaus/">Paul Andres sandals[/a]

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/187466?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Mark Cross bag @ MatchesFashion.com £1150[/a]

[a href="http://www.20thcenturyfoxy.com/en/vintage-style-dresses/emerald-fever-sarong-dress">20th Century Foxy dress £110[/a]

[a href="http://www.stylebop.com/uk/product_details.php?menu1=clothing&menu2=10&id=513304&special=sale&campaign=Kooperation/shopstyle/de&campaign=affiliate/linkshare/uk/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=adsuk&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-Qff4_1B_Vz37Ule2mN08Gw">MSGM trousers @ Stylebop.com £101[/a]

10. STEVIE NICKS

The sweeping kimonos, gypsy dresses and platform boots of the Fleetwood Mac front-woman still act as a formula for bohemian festivalgoers worldwide. Not everyone can imitate her mesmerising dance moves, but all can enjoying a bit of floaty sleeve action and floppy fringe.

SHOP STEVIE'S LOOK

[a href="http://www.freepeople.co.uk/Moroccan-Romance-Belt?productOptionIDs=E799B7D9-63D7-4084-8B5F-834CE2051FD0&cm_mmc=CJ-_-Affiliates-_-Sugar+Inc+UK+Ltd-_-Free+People+UK+Product+Data+Feed">Free People coin belt[/a]

[a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/east-paisley-print-maxi-dress-pearl/p1245190?s_afcid=af_79682&awc=1203_1404319291_df460931a28300cf5ef7667071011006">East dress @ JohnLewis.com £125[/a]

[a href="http://www.question-air.com/p-2563-swildens-kiss-top.aspx?siteID=0RpXOIXA500-2Jq2B1hnZTABHvO0fbDwow">Swildens Kiss blouse @ QuestionAir.com £89[/a]

[a href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/san-francisco-flared-jeans.html?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=affiliate.cj.uk">Marc by Marc jeans @ MyTheresa.com £147[/a]

[a href="http://www.my-wardrobe.com/day-birger-et-mikkelsen/cream-tasseled-day-scarf-740980?src=linkshare&utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=linkshare_0RpXOIXA500&utm_content=15&mid=39116&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-T6ly4uYH4sB548CnpL9SNg">Day Birger et Mikkelson scarf @ MyWardrobe.com £75[/a]

[a href="http://www.lautrechose.com/gb_en/sales/shoes/suede-sandals-with-leather-ankle-strap-leather-buckle-as-de.html">L'Autre Chose sandals £133[/a]

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/190180?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500">Talitha kimono @ Matchesfashion.com £625[/a]

The word icon is used more than liberally these days but in terms of fashion, there are some women – and wardrobes – that truly do stand the test of time. Here are ten such ladies: from the graphic pop of doe-eyed Edie Sedgwick - whose retro stylings seem to strut onto the runways on a regular basis - to the enduring love affair we have with Audrey Hepburn and that Hubert de Givenchy LBD. The gallery above shows the looks from the women we’ll always want to dress like - no matter what trends come and go - and how you can buy the look today...


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