10 Of Fashion’s Biggest Rebels And Rule-Breakers

Because well-behaved women rarely make history

“Well-behaved women rarely make history,” wrote noted historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich in 1976. The same can be said when it comes to fashion. From The Met’s spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”, to the 2015 Albert Maysles film, Iris (as in Apfel), it is the women who have ignored the status quo—be it when dressing themselves or others—who have inspired countless books, exhibitions and documentaries in their honour; and forever influenced the course of fashion.

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