When it comes to style, models have an advantage over the rest of us. They are already surrounded by great inspiration and outfitted in awe-inspiring outfits daily from the hottest designers in the world. Hell, they probably get the clothes for free! It would be easy to put their own stylistic efforts down to being surrounded by current fashion so frequently, but some of these models draw their inspiration from other sources – their own personal style icon who they look up to.
In a recent piece featured in Net-A-Porter’s current online magazine, Karlie Kloss states that Christy Turlington, as well as Audrey Hepburn are her style icons. She says “I think they are the most classically beautiful women in the world”. She describes her own style as “simple, classic, chic”. I agree!
Georgia May Jagger cites her own mother, model Jerry Hall, as her personal style icon. Georgia, who usually favours the designs of British designers such as Vivienne Westwood says about her mother’s style: “She’s got lots of crazy ball gown dresses with bustles.” Wouldn’t you like to have a vintage closet like that to raid too?!
Kate Moss has always drawn comparisons to beautiful gap-toothed model Brigitte Bardot, especially when it comes to their style. Kate, who has previously admitted she is inspired by Bardot, can often be seen channeling classic Parisian chic, complete with Breton stripes or sharp tailoring, not forgetting that sex kitten aura that both seem to emanate.
In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, Russian beauty Natalia Vodianova states that Audrey Hepburn is her style icon. She explains “Audrey Hepburn – for her pure femininity and integrity. She managed to be both strong and fragile, and allowed us to see her layers of vulnerability. She was always herself and a lovely person.”
Madonna may seem like an unlikely style icon for Naomi Campbell, but she insists that it’s Madonna’s ability to transform that she finds so inspiring. Naomi, whose personal style exudes sheer sophistication and luxury says she admires the ever-changing Madonna: “I think my style icons are people who reinvent themselves – they come back with a different look, a different vibe, a different sound and Madonna is definitely one of those people. It’s just amazing to watch her through all these decades-she just keeps coming back.”
Source: Front Row Mode