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PHOTOS: 30 Things That Need To Stage A Comeback

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

In 2007, I launched on this site ...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Famous Fashion Editor

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Vreeland's very appearance reflected her mantra that beauty could sometimes be strange and even alarming.

PHOTOS: Secondhand Tablecloth-Wearer & Style Icon Ali MacGraw

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

MacGrawn originally began her career in fashion, working at one point as an assistant to legendary editor Diana Vreeland. Perhaps this influenced her wonderfully innovative approach to dressing.

PHOTOS: The Most Famous Costume Designer Of All Time

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Ms. Head's snippets of advice and witticisms were as closely heeded as those attributed to Coco Chanel, and they remain relevant today: "You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it."

PHOTOS: Eccentric Style Icon And Designer Muse The Marchesa Casati

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Unlike our other style icons, Casati had her true heyday before World War I -- yet her occult-ish look continues to inspire history-minded fashion insiders generations later.

PHOTOS: Meet This Heiress, Muse And True Style Icon

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Today we pay our respects to the great Nancy Cunard, a heiress, activist, and provocateur who shunned a spoiled existence to wage war on the racist attitudes of her generation.

PHOTOS: Suzy Parker, The World's First Supermodel

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Contemporary audiences will immediately notice how comparatively mature Parker appears compared to today's supermodels. Aesthetics were very different in Parker's day: women strived to look sophisticated, rather than half their age.

PHOTOS: Josephine Baker, A True Style Icon

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

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