Special Report

America's Most Popular Fashion Influencers

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> Period of influence: 1980’s

The list of trends Madonna started is long — conical bras, tutus, and too much jewelry — but the one that is making a comeback these days are the colorful haute scrunchies. Now that they are in vogue again, some are even ridiculously expensive, ranging from $110 to $810.

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Bella Hadid
> Period of influence: Since 2017

Small sunglasses were a thing in the late 90’s, but the Hadid sisters, who along with their mother are sometimes called the first family of fashion, are bringing them back. You often see Bella Hadid with the micro frames, whether she is wearing gowns or sweat pants. While Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner have also been spotted wearing small sunglasses, Hadid made the fashion news with her choice of a pair that was so small they barely even covered her eyes.

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Jackie Kennedy
> Period of influence: 1960’s

The little pillbox hats Jackie Kennedy wore in the 1960’s were not expensive designer hats. The most famous pillbox hat in history is perhaps the one that was part of the pink Chanel suit she was wearing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. The former first lady was also known for loving pearls and white gloves.

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Lauren Bacall
> Period of influence: 1950’s

As an actress and TV show host, Lauren Bacall became known for her fashion choices, earning the nickname “The Look.” One of her most popular looks was the tan subway coat. The camel-color cashmere coat was plain and simple on the outside but lined with matching sequins on the inside. Student curators at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology created an exhibit showing the late actress’ most iconic looks.

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Michael Jackson
> Period of influence: 1980’s

Everyone knows Michael Jackson’s red jacket from the 1983 “Thriller” video. Before that it was the red leather “Beat It” black power jacket in 1982. And who can forget the smash hit “Bad” video from 1987 and the moto jacket he wore. The power jacket became one of the the King of Pop’s most iconic clothing items.

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