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Monday, April 02, 2007

The icons you haven't met yet

Anyone who's watched America's Next Top Model for the past four "cycles" knows these words well: "You're getting the Mia Farrow in 'Rosemary's Baby' haircut". They said it to Cassandra in Cycle 5, Mollie Sue in Cycle 6, Megan in Cycle 7, and, most recently, to Jael in Cycle 8.

But really, don't we all know that that's really Jean Seberg in 1960's "Breathless", eight years before "Rosemary's Baby"? No? Maybe the reference would be lost on the ANTM girls, but not here at Periodic Style.

When asking someone about their fashion inspiration, inevitably there are a few names that automatically come up: Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, Katharine Hepburn. An entire challenge of Project Runway last season was based on the concept of designing and modernizing these icons.

But what if you want to dig deeper? I found Style.com's extensive list of beauty icons and have been spending my morning clicking through the slideshows. Here you can find Jean Seberg and Peggy Lipton listed alongside FloJo, Gemma Ward, and Louise Brooks. Style's been running their beauty icons since November of 2002, starting with Frida Kahlo, and it took them until July '06 to feature Marilyn Monroe -- to this day, Audrey, Jackie, Twiggy, Coco, and Mia have yet to make an appearance.

So take a look and see who you haven't found just yet. It's great to have someone to look up to in regards to style, and even better to have someone that won't automatically be referenced on a reality show.

images from style.com

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