TIME Magazine: The All-TIME 100 greatest fashion icons
DESIGNERS & BRANDS
Dolce & Gabbana
Hubert de Givenchy
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jacques Heim and Louis Réard
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Yves Saint Laurent
Tiffany & Co.
Diane von Furstenberg
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Horst P. Horst
Ellen von Unwerth
EDITORS & STYLISTS
Barbara "Babe" Paley
Full list with articles: http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...110513,00.html
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This is a pretty fantastic list! Thanks for sharing it with us. I like that it has a mixture of classic designers/icons/muses/etc alongside modern ones too. I am sure that a few of the people on the list are debatable (like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I really like what they are doing with their brand but it might be a bit too soon to call it iconic) but that's okay because "great fashion icons" is subjective. Overall quite a great list of people.
I find it weird that they went with Heidi Klum who has never worked a day of her life in High Fashion but left out Tyra Banks who although decided to go the commercial route, was still a very successful HF model...
I'm not sure Heidi Klum deserves this or not but her influence resides precisely in the fact that she became huge just for solely being a model and once there, branched out and brought fashion to entertainment.. on an accessible scale. I don't remember anyone else managing to do that so in a way, the fact that there are millions of people who were introduced to fashion design via television and via Heidi Klum sort of establishes her as a powerful figure that did respond to times way before anyone else (who knows if she designed that strategy but she carried it out and came to represent it).
I have to say I find it weird that nor Christy or Claudia are included here.. I was never a fan of the supermodels but they're as iconic as it gets.. unlike Heidi's influence, Claudia and Christy have been an institution for those willingly getting into fashion (not necessarily exposed to it by media), all of my aunts (even those that wear nothing but sweatpants these days ) knew who they were and still refer to them when fashion is discussed. They really set some parameters of femininity and show business attire..
Also find it funny that you can show up in 2008, influence a few collections and be the flavor of the month of some editor and suddenly you're being called an icon. What a word anyways..
Last edited by MulletProof; 02-04-2012 at 04:52 PM.
They missed out on Christy, Claudia and Tyra yet have Heidi..really
Mert and Marcus should be there too they are responsible for bringing that over saturated style to high fashion, Juergen Teller and Terry richardon for introducing that candid style of photography. MDC made an additional list of 20 peole that I agree should be here
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i think it's completely ridiculous to see the Olsen twins on the list instead of people like Lacroix, Ghesquière, Tisci, Elbaz, Slimane, Simons, etc.
and no Mert & Marcus and Inez & Vinoodh??
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After looking at this list again, it seems like Time went with the more "recognizable" names in the business rather then some of our favorites, whom we consider influential. I don't think the average reader of Time is going to necessarily know who people like Slimane, Tisci, or Inez & Vinoodh are. And I'm sure they wanted to keep readers interested rather then do a quick scan through because they don't know any of the names.
yeah the Olsen Twins stopped me on my tracks when I scrolled down that list
As for Heidi, to say she's "never worked a day in HF" is inaccurate. She may not have walked for Chanel or Dior, but she's done a handful of smaller shows (Catherine Malandrino, Zac Posen, to name a few)
Olsen twins, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama have no place on this list. They came too late and have either done too little or done things that had been done before them. I'm even tempted to exclude Patricia Field and Madonna, but I wasn't around when Madonna burst on the scene so I can't say but she's barely had any fashion influence since I've been on this planet.
Nicolas Ghesquire, Helmut Lang and Yohji Yamamoto need to be on this list. They've had immense influence on modern fashion. And Grace Jones too.
And in all honesty, if Lady Gaga is going to be on this list then so should Tupac, because his influence on clothing was huuuge when I was growing up.
Last edited by Squizree; 02-04-2012 at 11:35 PM.
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