Iconic Fashion Moments
The vintage and iconic moments that made their mark on the fashion world.
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Black has the potential to make your style everything you want it to be. Minimal and chic, bold and edgy, or demure and refined—and if you add a white accent, your look becomes a graphic contrast that packs a punch. In our edit: wool berets, leather pants, over-the-knee boots, maxi dresses, and more versatile pieces.
Josephine Baker was one of the most iconic dancers and singers in the 1920s. Growing up with humble beginnings, she took it upon herself to learn how to dance and soon became a world-renown sensation, never afraid to push the label in fashion and style. Later in life, she was a leader in the French Revolution and American civil rights movement. If you're looking for a new role model, here she is.
Pat Cleveland is known as one of the first Black supermodels rising to stardom in the early '70s with features in every top magazine. Her unique facial features and confident personality are what got her both scouted on a subway platform and a long-lived career as a top model.
Eartha Kitt rose to fame in the early '50s as a singer, but her career spanned all the bases. The singer became the original "Santa Baby" and shortly thereafter moved over to acting, playing the role of the first Black Catwoman. She eventually found her way to Broadway and was able to use her platform for activism.
Aaliyah rose to stardom at a young age making an influential mark on the R&B scene. Her smooth and gentle voice was a stark contrast to the edgy, tomboy style she was known for. Think baggy sweatpants, bandanas, and oversized denim—her style might as well have been trademarked.
With an unmatched voice and iconic style, Lizzo is one of the hottest new artists. She’s projected to be one of the biggest fashion icons of the upcoming decade, too, so our eyes are peeled on what she will wear next. Her micro bag moment at the AMA’s was an unforgettable look for the fashion lover.
Jimi Hendrix was the rock-n-roll superhero we didn't know we needed who swooped in to save the day with his melodic rhythms that won over the crowd at his infamous Summer of Love performance. Still one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived, he also makes for a great style icon to represent his era of counterculture.
When reminiscing on the similarities between fashion worn both in the 1960s and today, our minds instantly jump to The Supremes. Their bold fashion choices have truly stood the test of time. Whether it was matching ultra-feminine sequin dresses or smartly tailored suiting, their cultural relevance is still reflected in modern day fashion.