Fashion icons and celebrities have a knack for wearing clothes. They can wear a pair of denim jeans with custom patches and make it a fashion statement and they can don a torn jacket and it will become a trend the next day.
The history of fashion has many examples of accessories that were made famous by celebrities. Whether it is Coco Chanel’s pearl necklace, the headband of Grace Kelly or Michael Jackson’s famous white glove, history is filled with many iconic fashion accessories that were popularized by celebrities.
This article will look back at some of the iconic accessories that are attributed to a celebrity.
1. Pearl Necklace (Coco Chanel)
Coco Chanel had a fascination for pearls and she was often seen wearing the pearl necklace in public appearances. In one of her iconic photographs, she posed wearing a pearl necklace around her neck. The necklace accentuated her feminine style and made her look like a true fashion diva.
Later on, she collaborated with Robert Goossens and launched a line of long-strand pearl necklace which became a staple product of her brand and women started wearing jewelry which was only a luxury for the elites at that time. Even today, the pearl necklace is considered a chic piece of jewelry for every woman.
2. Headband (Grace Kelly)
Headbands have many memorable moments in history of fashion but none of them are as iconic as the oneswhen Grace Kelly wore them. From Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor to Katy Perry and Alexa Chung, there is no style diva that could match the killer elegance of Grace Kellywearing a headband.
Grace Kelly carried the headband with such poise that it became a symbolic accessory of the lady and people still associate the item with her.
3. White Hand Glove (Michael Jackson)
It was perhaps started from the famous 1983 NBC performance of the King of Pop when he showed his moonwalk for the first time and people noticed that white glove on his left hand. Since then, hewould wear the glove in his every performance.Just like the moonwalk, the white glove has become a signature accessory of Michael Jackson.
4. Coke Bottle Glasses (John Lennon)
John Lennon is the poster face of the Beatles. As a lead vocalist, headded an aura of style to the band. His iconic coke bottle glassesbecame the talk of the town when he started wearing them in his performances. He looked dapper in those circular-lens glasses and he contributed to the sales of the glasses during the 1960s and 1970s era. Even today, the trend of coke bottle glasses is still in fad thanks to John Lennon.
5. Biker Gloves (Karl Lagerfeld)
Karl Lagerfeld has left a legacy that would continue to influence the fashion world. Among the many signature fashion products of theKarl Lagerfeld, the biker gloves are something that instantly remind us of thestyle genius. But this is the only item from biker’s culture that inspired the man. After all, he was too classy to wear the biker’s jacket with custom back patches or the torn denim jeans.
6. Newsboy Cap (Leonardo DiCaprio)
When you are a mega Hollywood star, paparazzi wants to keep a track of your every move. For celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, it could be a real headache. But he finds a stylish way to deal with this situation. He wears a newsboy cap.
Leonardo DiCaprio wants to keep a low profile and newsboy cap is this accessory to remain incognito in the public appearances. The cap provides him enough cover to his face to easilymove around a city without revealing his identity. Whatever the reason, he looks even hotter in the cap that he often wears during his night outs.
7. Tiara (Lady Diana)
Tiara is an iconic crown that is worn by the royal ladies during the formal ceremonies. Lady Dianahad many tiaras but the most famous was the one that had studs of pearls and diamonds. The tiara made her look likethe princess that she was and it became her most valued possession during her life.The popularity of tiara led many women to don it during their wedding and engagements.
8. Oversized Sunglasses and Pillbox Hat (Jackie Kennedy)
Jackie Kennedy was the most stylish First Lady in American history. She had the aura and charm that could mesmerize the onlookers and she had an incredible sense of style. Her oversized sunglasses and pillbox hat are two of her iconicaccessories that defined her look. Media called it the ‘Jackie Look’, a term that is attributed to her signature style.The oversize shades and pillbox hat are still a hot fashion items that women love toflaunt.
9. Stiletto (Sarah Parker)
It was in the Sex and the City that Sarah Parker came to be known as the lady who can carry the high heels like a true style diva. Her characterCarrie Bradshawwas seen wearing the stiletto by Manolo Blahnik. The stiletto addedastreak of a style geek in her character.Carrie Bradshaw became the most iconic character of the TV series and stiletto resurged in popularity.
10. Bandana (Tupac)
Bandana started a new phase of trend in fashion world after Tupac started wearing them in his musical performances. Celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt and David Beckham have flaunted their style in bandana but it was after Tupac Shakur donned thiskerchief that people took notice of this fashion accessory. Tupac has a collection of many bandanas that he loves to wear in his public appearances.
11. Black Ballet Flats (Audrey Hepburn)
The black color is often associated with Audrey Hepburn as the lady is credited with popularizing the little black dress and black flats, the two staple clothing pieces that women love to wear. It was in 1957 when Audrey Hepburnplayed the character of Joe Stockton in the musical ‘Funny Face’ that she popularized the black ballet flats.
While the film could not do well at the box, it promoted the black ballet flats worn by Audrey Hepburn. Since then, the black ballet flats have remained an iconic piece of women’s clothing.
12. Oversized Black-Rimmed Sunglasses (Iris Apfel)
Can someone look chic at a fragile age of over 90 years? Well, I can’t think of anyone other than Elizabeth Taylor and Iris Apfel. The latter is the woman who popularized oversized black-rimmed sunglasses. She had a fascination for the sunglasses since her childhood and she would collect the black shades since her teenage.
Today, she is a living fashion icon who wears the most stylish black sunglasses and made the women and girls a run for their money when it comes to style.
These were the celebrities who popularized some of the most iconic fashion accessories. They continue to inspire people who love to wear them in their daily lives.