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10 American Fashion Icons Throughout History

10 American Fashion Icons Throughout History

July 04, 2018

Happy 4th of July! Today is the day we take the time to celebrate everything that’s great about the red white and blue. To commemorate this national holiday, the bright experts at HIDDEN HQ have put together a countdown of the top 10 American fashion icons through time.



Katharine Hepburn - The First Lady of Menswear



Considered as one of the most talented actresses of her time, Katherine Hepburn was a trailblazer of 1950’s style. Within her movies, Katherine could often be seen sporting the classic “old Hollywood” style that so popular during the time, however, away from the silver screen she was famed for her androgynous style. Often seen wearing menswear and sport-inspired attire, Katherine was a true pioneer of androgynous style.



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Audrey Hepburn - The Ultimate Lady



Often considered one of the most beautiful women of all time, Audrey Hepburn lit up the silver screen with classics like “My Fair Lady” and “Roman Holiday.” However, Audrey cemented herself as one of the biggest style icons in history with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Her simple boat neck black dress showed us all the beauty of simplicity and is arguably the reason a LBD is a staple in every girl’s closet.



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Edie Sedgwick - The Waif of New York



Born into old money, indie movie star and original "It Girl" Edie Sedgwick rose to fame thanks to her celebrations with pop art genius Andy Warhol. Famed for her intense winged eyeliner, statement earrings, and silver sprayed pixie cut, Edie could spend hours perfecting her makeup and outfit before appearing at Warhol’s legendary factory. Although Edie’s life ultimately came to a tragic end, she will forever be remembered as a pioneer of 60’s mod fashion.



Steal Edie’s style with our range of mini skirts.  




Diana Ross - The Queen of Disco



The original queen of extra, Diana Ross has maintained a career that has lasted over 50 years! Famed for blurring the lines between costume and everyday clothing, Diana Ross not only defined the look of Motown but disco too! Her use of bold colours, textures, and prints on disco inspired dresses and jumpsuits have made her legendary as a style icon.



Achieve Miss Ross’s iconic look with our collection of jumpsuits.




Stevie Nick - The White Witch



Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks lit up the 70’s with her distinct brand of west coast bohemian style. Messy layered hair, flared trousers, and bohemian inspired prints all came together to create Stevie’s signature style - and thousands of women took note. Stevie Nicks remains the first port of call for any girl looking to achieve a boho-chic look.

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Debbie Harry -  The Punk Princess



Often considered the first lady of American punk, Debbie Harry was the "It Girl" of late 70’s New York. Known for her edgy yet seductive style, Debbie could often be seen sporting camouflage prints in unconventional ways and leather biker jackets. The original alternative pin-up, Debbie Harry is still frequently stated at a fashion icon for millions of women worldwide.



Why not bring out your inner punk princess with our collection of leather jackets.




 Madonna -  The Vixen



Provocative, controversial and never dull - Madonna has successfully straddled the lines between global pop star and feminist icon for over 30 years. Initially stepping on the scene with a more tomboy style, Madonna solidified herself as a style icon with her Blonde Ambitions Tour. With stage costumes designed by John Paul Gaultier (including the legendary cone bra), Madge cemented herself as a figurehead of female liberation.


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Jennifer Aniston - The Girl Next Door



Jennifer Aniston is possibly the embodiment of the all-American girl. She lit up the 90’s and early 00’s with here casual yet feminine style and sleek locks. We mean we can’t talk about Miss Aniston’s impact on fashion without mentioning “the Rachel” hairstyle! For most of us, Jennifer's “Friends” character was our first style icon. She showed us all that being stylish doesn’t mean you have to wear the most outrageous items - you just have to wear them well!


Channel your inner Rachel with our range of casual jeans.   




Paris Hilton - The "It Girl"



The world was hooked to celebrity culture more than either before in the 00’s, and no one rode this wave quite like Paris Hilton. The heiress of the Hilton Hotel fortune became the "It Girl" for a whole generation. With her velour tracksuits in vibrant colours, oversized sunglasses, and slinky party dresses - Paris showed us that life in plastic was indeed fantastic!


Achieve Paris iconic off-duty look with our collection of tracksuits.




Kim Kardashian - Social Media’s Sweetheart



With the evolution of celebrity culture also came the invention of social media, and a new style icon was born. Kim Kardashian changed the course of the zeitgeist, with her curvy body, tight-fitting clothes and revolutionary approach to makeup. From her signature bandage dresses to her love of perspex shoes - Kim Kardashian is indeed the style icon of modern times.



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