Most people out there may have their own icon regardless area of expertise.
Mine (specifically for fashion) are Jackie O (Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis) and Audrey Hepburn (Audrey Kathleen Ruston).
These two legendary women have similarity not only in their fashion senses, but also in their thrilled life--from their trouble marriages to their death caused by cancer.
What people do see on them that they are still maintaing their sense of classy styles without distracted by their horrific experiences.
Perhaps known as the wife of the late president John F. Kennedy, Jackie endured one of the most tumultuous lives ever lived in the public eye. As a mother, a wife, a fashion icon, and of course a first lady, she will go down in history as one of the most popular and beloved figures of the 20th century.
Jackie is well-known for her famous pill box hat style. The ladylike essence of Jackie O's look is a quality that has returned to today's fashion world. It is a look that creates a very feminine, confident, classy mystique.
There was something in her smile, in her eyes, in her timeless and natural elegance. Audrey Hepburn - beloved actress, icon of style, devoted mother, humanitarian and spokesperson for the children of the world.
Audrey Hepburn's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" became an iconic character for decades.
She wore classy clothing in the film designed by her and Givenchy, which became the most classiest wear to match her role as a socialite.
Even though both of them have lost in their battle with cancer, their styles remain forever.
The truth is that at the time they were quite forward looking and trend setting.
They have made 20th century's greatest fashion icons, they did more for the fashion and flagging fashion industry than either industry could ever thank them.
Fashion moves at a frightening pace. The rest of the world just loved following trends they set. Some observers felt safer wedded to their hippy looks of yesteryear. Others were setting a contrary trend of punk and other subcultures.
Most of us were pleased that Jackie and Audrey constantly moved us forward. Jackie and Audrey really were outstanding fashion icons of their days.
I would rather say that we hardly find any of our locals to kick start the trend setting gear.
We may get style inspirations from celebrities or public figures just for certain times or occasions; still everyone has someone to turn to for fashion inspiration, but have we ever come across to put any local one's fashion styles to deserve the level of a fashion icon ?