What’s a Fashion Icon? And What should the criteria be one?
Fashion Icon Definition
"A fashion icon or fashion leader is a influential person who introduces new styles which spread throughout fashion culture and become part of fashion. They initiate a new style which others may follow. They may be famous personalities such as political leaders, celebrities, or sports personalities." Wikipedia
"A person or thing that is very well known as being highly fashionable" Collins Dictionary
"A person or thing widely admired especially for having great influence or significance in a particular sphere. a civil rights icon. an actor and fashion icon." Merriam-Webster
What do you think the criteria should be?
I agree with the wikipedia and merriam-webster definition. A fashion icon should have a huge influence and actually create a trend(s).
I've noticed that a celebrity would wear like one unique outfit and people would label them a fashion icon. And then we never hear anything about them again nor do we see any influence from said outfit. That's not a fashion icon to me. I guess it's about longevity for me as well.
I think the label "Fashion Icon" needs to stop being thrown around like parsley.
Let me know what you think.