Lest we forget the originals: the girls who reached new and unimaginable style heights before the celebrities we know and love today attained their full potential of fashion fame. It’s clearly evident these preexisting style icons inspired the next flock of famous fashion troops…
Daphne Guinness → Lady Gaga
The strange style similarities shared by Guinness and Gaga are uncanny, and run far beyond their avid support for the late Alexander McQueen. Though not entirely surprising, given Mother Monster has credited heiress Daphne’s cultivated lifestyle as an eccentric artist and muse, a chief source of inspiration.
Jackie O → Lana Del Rey
Lana makes obvious references in her music to great American icons, but judging by her obnoxious hair, it’s more than clearly evident that Jackie O is a major motivator. Lana’s ghetto-fab spin on the kind of elegance made timeless by Jackie, gives her rising style icon status.
Kate Moss → Chloe Sevigny
Chloe says she grew up with the final “vestige of cool” in the ‘90s, so it’s no wonder her understated style and vintage relics pay homage to the great Moss in some way, shape or form on any given day.
Isabella Blow → Dita Von Teese
Though Isabella might not have been described as ‘burlesque’ while she was alive, Dita’s shared fascination with fascinators and attraction to gothic couture brings her glamorous, offstage style choices ~almost~ to par with the legendary magazine editor.
Catherine Baba → Leandra Medine, AKA The Man Repeller
It goes without saying that the token unadulterated fashion worship put at the forefront by The Man Repeller is slightly borrowed from original offender, avant-gardist Catherine Baba. With a penchant for ridiculous layering the two are clearly cut from the same Balmain cloth.