Forty Fashion and Style Icons

Style is not something that can be taught, it’s something we are born with or garner over a long period of time. It’s something we create from experimenting with fashion until we find our niche, drawing inspiration from the people and the world around us.

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Some exude style effortlessly and influences everyone around them, these are the style icons. Those who start trends, create movements and inspire generations. This is our (ever expanding) list of style icons. We’ve edited it down to 40 to celebrate our 40th birthday, in alphabetical order of course.

Alex Turner

Alexa Chung

Anna Wintour

Bridget Bardot

Cara Delevingne

Carine Roitfeld

Chloë Sevigny

David Bowie

David Hockney

Emma Watson

Erin O’Connor

Grace Coddington

Gregory Peck

Hardy Amies

Henry Holland

James Dean

Jane Birkin

Kate Middleton

Kate Moss

Kendall Jenner

Marilyn Monroe

Marlon Brando

Michelle Obama

Olivia Palermo

Pablo Picasso

Paul Smith

Rumi Neely

Sarah Jessica Parker

Stella McCartney

Steve McQueen

Suki Waterhouse

Susie Bubble

Tavi Gevinson

The Olsen Twins

Tinie Tempah

Tom Ford


Victoria Beckham

Vivienne Westwood

Yves Saint Laurent

Share your style icons with Coggles on twitter or Facebook, we’d love to hear who inspires your style.

Words by Olivia Cooley.

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