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If you had to name the Top Fashion Icons of the 20th century, who would you choose?

The staff at have come up with a list.

1900s: Jeanne Lanvin

Lanvin made such beautiful clothes for her daughter and soon she was
asked to make dresses for their mothers, some of the most famous women in

1910s: Anna and Laura Tirocchi

The Tirocchis managed to distinguish themselves from over 800
dressmakers in Providence at the time.

1920s: Coco Chanel

Her simplicity and modernist fashions debatably made her the greatest
designer of the century.

1930s: Elsa Schiaparelli

Heavily influenced by Surrealists, she was a fierce competitor of Coco

1940s: Christian Dior

His voluptuous designs reestablished Paris as the center of fashion
after WWII.

1950s: Marilyn Monroe

After her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve she was
a worldwide fashion and sex symbol.

1960s: Jackie Kennedy

She influenced the style in the sixties with her clean suits, A-line
dresses and pillbox hat.

1970s: Valentino Garavani

Known for his glamorous and flamboyant style, he catapulted into the
70s after winning the Neiman Marcus Award, the equivalent of an Oscar in
the field of fashion, in 1967.

1980s: Princess Diana

Princess Diana’s style and use of the color red sparked imitation
throughout high-end boutiques. She frequently wore Versace, Christian
Lacroix, Ungaro and Chanel.

1990s: Anna Wintour

Since 1988 she was editor-in-chief of Vogue and revived the fashion
publication. She is known for her demanding ways and support of younger
designers as portrayed in the film, The Devil Wears Prada.

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