As we celebrate Women's History this month, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some trailblazing and iconic women in the fashion industry. Whether it's creating beauty looks, designing clothes for the runway, or wearing clothes on the runway; we believe all of these women pushed fashion to the next level for women in the industry. Here's just a few of our favorites -
Women in Fashion: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Coco Chanel - One of the most influential designers of all time, known for her iconic classic designs, that became glamorous. This French designer is a cornerstone figure in modern fashion, expanding her empire early on to beauty, and accessories, and becoming a world renown name.
Women in Beauty: Pat McGrath
Pat McGrath - Known as the Mother of Makeup and labeled by Vogue as Fashion's Most Influential Makeup Artist, McGrath has been a pioneer since the early 90s in the makeup industry, working for designers like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Miuccia Prada. She now has extended her reach creating for the global beauty industry.
Women in Fashion: Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood - Known for making a statement in the fashion industry, Westwood is considered a pioneer in punk fashion and designs not only challenged fashion but ultimately changed it. Emerging in the 1970s as a designer, Westwood's pieces are now globally recognized as high fashion with features like tears and holes, safety pins, and faux leather.
Women in Fashion: "Twiggy" Dame Lesley Lawson
Twiggy - Widely considered one of the world's first supermodels, Twiggy started modeling at age 16 in the 1960s. Quickly recognized for her fake exaggerated eye makeup and lashes, and is one of the first models to be recognized by nickname.
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Women in Fashion: Iman
Iman - A supermodel who revolutionized the fashion industry and even today calls for more diversity on catwalks and advertising campaigns. Iman was born in Somalia and became a revolutionary supermodel and philanthropist.
Women in Fashion: Norma Kamali
Norma Kamali - Known as being one of the most innovative designers in the fashion industry for over 50 years, Norma Kamali continues to push boundaries. In 1973 Kamali's designs were referred to as the vintage of the future and she remains influential today, expanding her focus on female empowerment.
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Women in Fashion: Betsey Johnson Betsey Johnson - One of the most unique and original designers since the 1960's, Johnson's designs remain true to her one-of-a-kind vision throughout time and have developed with the times while staying true to itself.
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Women in Fashion: Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell - Known as the essence of a fashionable-supermodel, Campbell is also credited as a trailblazer for black models. Her elite looks in campaigns and runway have made her career span for decades and she continues to influence fashion looks today.
Women in Beauty: Rea Ann Silva
Rea Ann Silva - A Hollywood makeup artists who revolutionized the beauty and makeup industry by creating one of the most used makeup tools of all-time. Silva's Beautyblender is now used world-wide in the fashion, tv, and beauty industry through her profound understanding of makeup done well.
Women in Fashion: Melody Ehsani
Melody Ehsani - A trailblazer for women's streetwear fashion, Ehsani began designing jewelry, clothing, and then shoes - since her beginnings she has now been named Footlocker's first female Creative Director. Based in Los Angeles, she is a pioneer for females in this industry, donating her profits from her website towards the advancement and education of women in our society.