Stylelist — What makes a celebrity into a fashion icon? While impeccable taste certainly helps, consistently donning a garment or accessory that soon becomes a signature is the real key.
Here, some of the most iconic women in history and their hallmark statement piece â€” from Michelle Obamaâ€™s vibrant cardigans and Gwen Stefaniâ€™s blazing red lips to Nicole Richieâ€™s hippie head wraps and Jackie Oâ€™s oversize shades.
Gwen Stefani: Red Lipstick
Songstress and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani knows a good thing when she sees it. Thatâ€™s why she hasnâ€™t taken off her blazinâ€™ cherry-red lipstick since the video for breakout hit â€œJust A Girlâ€ in 1995. But seeing as it plays perfectly off of her pinup-ready black-winged eyes and alabaster skin, we canâ€™t really blame her.