05/09/2012 08:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Candy Darling's Flamboyant Style...And How To Get It (PHOTOS)

Before there was Lady Gaga, there was Candy Darling. The Warhol superstar, née James Lawrence Slattery, overcame an outcast in Long Island, New York, childhood to become a muse for the pop artist, as well as The Rolling Stones and The Velvet Underground. While making the rounds in New York's Greenwich Village in the late '60s and early '70s, the transsexual actress commanded attention in her unapologetically flamboyant ensembles. Do you think Candy paved the way for future risk-takers to be comfortable in their own skin?

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Urban Outfitters Jumper, Gryphon New York Reversible Vest, Too Faced Lip & Cheek Color, Topshop Glitter Wedges

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