A Look At Some Fashion Icons

If you study the History of American fashion, you will see a trend where in certain people have been responsible for creating and building a fashion style and consciousness and have gone on to set the trend with their own identity.Lets look at few of the fashion icons that stood out for their different style and became famous for it.You will recall Betty Boop of 1930 who was considered a cutie pie cartoon character. Though a fiction of imagination her dark, free flowing below hip dresses, stockings with designs, high heeled boots with thigh high stockings and short hair and with oodles of energy and charm made her one of the popular sex symbols.Edie Sedwick was that actress who took the fashion world by surprise and rose to popularity in 1960s. Being a model and socialite, it was no wonder that she became Andy Warhol’s, the avante-garde artist’s muse. She is said to have been one of the most glamorous models with her short and straight hair, long thin legs, pointed heels, covered with fur and sporting huge dangling earrings.The foremost picture that comes to mind of the 1990’s television scene is the role of Angela Chase played by Ms. Claire Danes in My So Called Life. Her feministic attitudes and style of dressing stood out from the rest. In fact one can say that she was responsible for popularizing chokers, floral print dresses and matching boots. She seemed to have created a trend of her own, which was soon followed by many women.Take the modern singers turned fashion trailblazers, Lady Gaga’s name appears on top of the list. While many people think she is garish, she has managed to keep the press following her all the time and makes it a point to shock the people most of the times. Following a unconventional style of dressing, pink and platinum blonde hair with black nail polish, skin tight metallic outfits makes her style stand out as one of the futuristic trends which may be liked by many who are young and into pop or rock music scene.Fashion is something that keeps changing all the time. Sometimes history repeats itself. Sometimes. Fashion follows its own course and trend. Today fashion trends can get started or be influenced by any thing including technology or any particular philosophy.It is time that we give due recognition to the history of fashion. However one needs to acknowledge the fact that today fashion is free flowing, free thinking and more of individualistic expression rather than any particular trend in the industry.