I've thought really hard trying to determine who my real style/fashion icons are as I tend to feel very affected by people who actually create style rather than carry it for the most part.. I don't know if there's any sense or higher/lesser validity in any of the two as dressing for yourself is be purely personal whereas the job of a stylist is often affected by external elements (publications, trends, etc) and certainly bound to end up on a page/window rather than on their own body, but I guess it's their vision what I respect and what I feel drawn to the most.. they definitely don't affect me in a way that I feel like immitating them in some degree.. because there's little I can immitate , but I do see them as an obsessive force that is both inspiring and liberating to look up to.. so.. in that department, Panos Yiapanis would be very much my icon to follow.. I love everything that he touches, how personal and consistent he is to his own ideas and obviously the traces of poetry in his work..
on the other hand, speaking of people who actually wear their ideas.. Charlotte Rampling is the only person I can think of at the moment.. every one of her pictures.. from those in her late teens to those in her 60s.. they're very much a class act and an example of dressing (or undressing!) with dignity, and aging gracefully, too.
[credits: showstudio, scans by berlinrocks, charlotterampling.net]
I know it's very cliche, but I adore Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicole Richie for my every-day looks. For my eccentric moods, I admire Raquel Reed for her versatile style, attention to color and that "!!!!" factor.