By: Zsófia Benyi
Met Gala icons Beyoncé and Rihanna are not the only fashion icons famous for delivering looks that did not even exist in your brain: the word fashion revolution brings daring designers to mind as Chanel, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent, and queens of dressing who are always showstoppers like Queen B, Riri, Cher, and Madonna.
What about the slow revolutionaries, whose dressing sings rather than shouts, transforming how those not hitting magazine covers and red carpets on the daily dress: the classic Icons? Instead of defining an era or pop culture moment, they choose to encapsulate time, rather than ruling runways and red carpets only, they make the streets their catwalk, like 90s supermodels rocking the model-off-duty style, their fashion complements them, never speaking for them entirely. A good pair of jeans, trusted shoes, a bag and a white tee shall do. Errands Lady Diana took to pick up her boys from school in biker shorts and sweatshirts, French girl fashion brought to life by the likes of Jane Birkin, magazine editors from the movies, and Katharine Hepburn in trousers. Kaia Gerber, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner and the models who make the moment all search for this je ne sais quoi with which you can roam the streets free, looking effortless and forever in fashion, like the classic icons, bringing high-octane glamour in a tee and jeans you pulled over. “Less is more” is always a good motto to know what makeup look to go for, and when in doubt about skincare? Skinimalism is your answer. The secret to being in fashion forever: invest in classic pieces or visit the thrift store around the corner! A curated classic capsule wardrobe will make you a classic icon.
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