In one of the most lucrative markets in the world, fashion is something that is open to inspiration by our own personal identity. The following celebrities and public figures have made their mark in the industry in various ways, and we explore how.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sex and the City actress SJP has worn some stunning outfits on the programme in her role as Carrie Bradshaw. The show, which lasted for six seasons and spanned two films, is still incredibly popular and influences from Carrie Bradshaw are often mimicked in fashion.
Carrie’s most famous outfits on the show and films include that newspaper print Dior by Galliano dress and the oversized corsage dress (both pictured below). SJP chose her favourite outfit which was the outfit her character Carrie wore at the end of the last series whilst in Paris; an outfit which incorporated a cream blazer, mint green cami top and midi-length mint tutu.
SJP has built upon her HBO character’s fashion successes and is often spotted on the red carpet wearing some of the world’s finest designers. In 2011, she was voted number 45 on the Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women.
The First Lady is a great example of a modern style symbol, bringing together elegant tailoring and traditional suits with a modern twist. In 2011, she was voted 1st on the 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes.
Michelle Obama has wowed the world with her charisma, support of her President husband and family, and her warm heart. Her fashion hits include this Liz Claibone full-skirted dress in bright orange hue, and this stunning floor length black glitter dress finished with rows of pearls at the White House in 2011.
Michelle Obama proves that women can rock both the fashion and the politics world at the same time!
You’d think after 12 years of being Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief you’d have a great sense of style and eye for detail… and that’s exactly what Anna Wintour has. Her sophisticated yet modern look makes her second to none in the style stakes and she is known for her classic bob and dark sunglasses combination, fur coats and love for John Galliano, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang to name a few.
Wintour is the most powerful woman in fashion, and the reasons are obvious.
The aforementioned women all have made their mark as powerful women, and whilst fashion doesn’t rule the world, these women prove that fashion and power can go hand-in-hand.
Amy writes for Direct Sight about eyewear trends. She enjoys keeping up with the latest fashions and regularly comments on celeb fashion.