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Philadelphia's Top 25 Philly Fashion Icons

Two weeks ago, I put a call out for Philadelphians to nominate their favorite Fashion icon with Philadelphia ties after reading Time Magazine's Top 100 Fashion Icons of All Time. I loved that spread.

Philadelphia's Top 25 Philly Fashion Icons

Two weeks ago, I put a call out for Philadelphians to nominate their favorite Fashion icon with Philadelphia ties after reading Time Magazine's Top 100 Fashion Icons of All Time. I loved that spread.

Thanks for your suggestions - Ann Gitter of Knit Wit has a lot of fans out there. I used them to help me compile a list of who I think are our city's Top 25 Fashion Icons. For full story see here. 

Here is a sample of the listing.

 

Icons/Entertainers/Best Dressed

1. Grace Kelly

2. Patti LaBelle

3. Teddy Pendergrass

4. Joanna McNeil Lewis

5. Allen Iverson

 

Designers

6. Tory Burch

7. Ralph Rucci

8. Willi Smith

9. Paula Hian

 

Retailers

10. Joan Shepp

11. Ann Gitter

12. Sophy Curson

13. Suky Rosan

14. Tom Marotta

15. Syreeta Scott

16. Ben Franklin

17. Mary K. Dougherty

18. Pamela Katz

19. Sebastian McCall

20. Richard Hayne

 

Visionaries

21. QVC

22. Michelle Shannon

23. Karen Giberson

24. Kevin Parker and Kerry Scott

25. Tweety Elitou


Thoughts?

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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