The 15 Most Influential Style Icons of All Time

Marilyn Monroe, Diana Ross, Audrey Hepburn--we'll never stop being inspired by these stylish stars (16 Photos)

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The 15 Most Influential Style Icons of All Time

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was the picture of pared-down elegance both on and off screen. Who can forget the belted menswear button-down worn with a long skirt and flat sandals by Princess Ann in Roman Holiday? Or Jo Stockton’s Capri pants and ballet flats in Funny Face (revived years later by Gap for a TV ad). Or, of course, Holly Golightly's oversize sunglasses and little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's. At a time when curves ruled (Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor et al.), Hepburn was the physical antithesis—gamine features, a slender boyish physique and a graceful gait born of years of ballet training. Her style choices were always about comfortable, casual elegance, not sex appeal.

Signature items: Black Capri pants, ballet flats, trench coats, turtlenecks, men's button downs

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