Sure, the fashion world may be obsessed with the ‘70s of late, but that’s not the only decade that should be on your radar. When it comes to finding your style, the past is full of inspiration. "Growing up, I was always in awe of Marilyn Monroe's glamour," says 7 for All Mankind spokesperson Miranda Kerr. "I think that's where I got my love of a red lip." This season, the denim giant is taking you on a trip down memory lane, revisiting the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s in the form of high waists, flare legs, cropped culottes, and more. Your tour guide? None other than Kerr herself, known for her fresh yet timeless fashion sense. Below, she reveals the style icons who have influenced her look over the years.
Scroll down to see Kerr’s style icons, plus five modern-day looks inspired by each.
“To me, Grace Kelly epitomizes style and elegance. While her image as a younger woman in the '50s was cultivated by the glamorous movie industry, she still exuded the wholesome ‘girl next door’ qualities. She had an innate sense of style and symbolized classic elegance perfectly.”
“Brigitte Bardot is the original sex kitten. She made everything look effortlessly seductive and chic—from Breton tops to bikinis to her signature cat-eye, nude lip and voluminous hair.”
“Farah Fawcett defined style in the '70s with a brilliant smile, legendary hair, high-waisted jeans, and a disdain for wearing bras. Her fashion style was super-cool and relaxed and still remains modern today: high-waisted jeans paired with blouses, T-shirts shirts, or a simple knit.”
“Jane Birkin… so cool and effortless. She owned denim flares and created the '70s iconic style of Parisian, boyish looks and off-duty dressing. She made casual outfits look impeccable and effortless.”