Most Inspiring Fashion Muses

Audrey Hepburn

Hubert de Givenchy created the fragrance L’Interdit for her in 1953. He designed the shoulder-tie evening dress she wore in “Sabrina” (1954) and the black sheath in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961).

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Jackie Kennedy

In January 1961, Oleg Cassini was named official designer to the first lady. She wore a white Cassini evening gown with gloves to the inaugural ball.

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Iman

The Somalia-born supermodel was Yves Saint Laurent’s statuesque muse in the 1980s, especially for his “African Queen” collection.

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Kate Moss

Calvin Klein ushered in the era of heroin chic when he made her the child-like model the star of 1990s ads for Obsession perfume.

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Madonna

Her friendship with the late Gianni Versace (and his sister, designer Donatella Versace) led to ad campaigns, a silver-embossed ostrich bag named for her and a diamond-and-gold tiara created in 1995 and sold at auction earlier this year for $500,000, short of its $3 million estimate.

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Princess Diana

One of the princess’s favorite couturiers was Catherine Walker, known for her flattering, feminine dresses. When the Victoria & Albert celebrated Ms. Walker’s designs in 2002, special Princess Di mannequins were created to wear them.

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Isabella Blow

A Briton famous for her eccentric sense of style, she launched the careers of milliner Phillip Treacy and designer Alexander McQueen, whom she helped propel into the creative director job at Gucci Group. She died in 2007.

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Victoria Beckham

A fashion show fixture, the erstwhile Posh Spice appeared in Marc Jacobs ads in 2006 and 2007.

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