I love Style.com, although the site is getting so dense that often I just feel overwhelmed…but there’s one fun feature that you may not know about, called “Beauty Icon”. It’s a romp through fashion history with short bios and often a great slide show of 9 – 12 photos.
The folks at Style.com never actually state their criteria for this list, and the only hard and fast rule I can detect is that for the most part no fashion executives or designers are included (Estee Lauder and Mary Quant being the sole exceptions so far). The archive is a great way to appreciate well known fashion icons (C.Z. Guest, Greta Garbo), those lesser known but equally worthy (Gloria Guinness, Mona von Bismarck) pleasant surprises (Amelia Earhart, Florence Griffith Joyner), controversial mavericks (Bjork, Grace Jones), and few head-scratchers that are sure to provoke Barry Bonds-like arguments (Sofia Coppola, Chloë Sevigny).
It’s fun little time sink!