When it comes to the fashion industry, celebrities hold a huge influence on the latest trends and style. However, there comes a time when a particular celebrity makes an appearance or stars as a particular character that is so revolutionary, that they end up changing the entire fashion industry forever.
Let us now take a look at 7 such celebrities who changed fashion forever!
1) Marilyn Monroe
At a time when female actresses wore conservative clothing and preferred to avoid bold colors, Marilyn Monroe came about and took the fashion world by storm. Her bold low cut dresses and camisole tops were incredibly stylish and seductive that she became what could be referred to as the first sex symbol of Hollywood. Her dresses were so iconic that several are preserved in fashion history museums across the world.
2) Audrey Hepburn
Following Marilyn Monroe in our list is the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn. Although she popularized various types of jewelry, her most iconic contribution to the fashion industry is the simple little black dress! Designed by Coco Chanel, this dress has, since being popularized by Audrey Hepburn, became a mainstay in women’s wardrobes all over.
3) Grace Kelly
Back in the 50s the distinction between men’s and women’s fashion was stark and there was no gender neutral clothing style per se. However, this all changed when the American actress Grace Kelly began popularizing Men’s Clothing as a stylish alternative for women to wear. This trend immediately caught on and has become a mainstream sub-section in women’s fashion. T Shirts, pants and more have become a staple in women’s wardrobe now, thanks to the daring leap that Grace Kelly took, back in the day.
4) Princess Diana
Princess Diana was renowned for being one of the most photographed people on the planet. Her every action was closely scrutinized by the media. However, she used this to her advantage and showcased her style and fashion through various unique outfits that were specifically designed for her public appearances. Also impeccable was her amazing jewelry collection. After all, she was the Princess of Wales and had no shortage of amazing jewels to choose from!
5) Angelina Jolie
Although tank tops and cargo shorts have been available for years, it wasn’t until Angelina Jolie popularized them as Lara Croft, that they really took off as mainstream fashion and became the predecessor to the modern street wear fashion segment. She continued to popularize this trend with her character Mrs. Smith in the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Thanks to her, the fashion industry began to accept street wear and garments like tank tops gained immense popularity across the world.
6) Jennifer Aniston
When it comes to women’s hairstyles, there’s probably no style more famous than ‘The Rachel’. This style was adopted by Jennifer Aniston when she starred as Rachel Greene in the popular American Sitcom Friends. Although the style kept evolving, the essence of the hairstyle – straightened smooth hair curving inside was a constant and has since been adopted by millions of women. She truly changed fashion as we knew it forever!
Beyonce is easily the most popular icon of the early 2000s who single handedly revolutionized fashion as we know it. Bold colors, even bolder outfits and swoon-worthy album art were all part of Beyonce’s legendary journey to fashion stardom. She started what we can call the Instagram Fashion that is so important today. Women like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are heavily inspired by Beyonce’s style and are carrying on her legacy today.
Well, that brings us to the end of our list of 7 Celebrities Who Changed Fashion Forever. How did you like it? Think we missed someone? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll add to this.!