The list of celebrities who have been through a rock-chick style phase is long, but for many women, this style is a lifetime fashion project. True rockers never stray far from their leather-clad roots, staying true to a signature style that serves them well no matter what decade they're going into. Think of Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, Siouxsie Sioux—these are all women who have never faltered when it came to ignoring the trends and remaining faithful to their favourite choppy haircuts, smudgy makeup and swathes of black.
Go through the gallery to see the rock chicks that rule the fashion world.
WHO: Erin Wasson
WHAT: Model and designer
WEAR: While Erin is more of a skater girl at heart (yes, she has a skate ramp in her backyard), her street style always leans on rock-chick classics like biker jackets and black.
WHO: Kristen Stewart
WEAR: Queen of red carpet casual, K.Stew is known to rip up designer T-shirts before wearing them and always favours sneakers over stilettos.
WHO: Siouxsie Sioux and Pam Hogg
WHAT: Musician and designer (respectively)
WEAR: Both firm friends and both big fans of wearing Pam's skintight metallic jumpsuits, these two don't do the glam-rock look by halves.
WEAR: Soko's unusual blend of gothic, rock and streetwear has seen her infiltrate the cool Gucci crew.
WHO: Pat Benatar
WEAR: Pat's part of the seminal 1980s rock-chick gaggle where skirts were short, hair was mulleted and acid-coloured leopard print was key.
WHO: Jess Morris
WHAT: Founder of Rockins
WEAR: Jess is all about the glam rock, so expect platform shoes, plenty of satin and always one of her signature skinny scarves to finish off any look.
WHO: Lili Sumner
WEAR: Handpicked by so many designers to walk their runways, Lili has a unique and eclectic take on rocker style that continues to surprise us.
WHO: Debbie Harry
WEAR: Debbie's sassy rock-chick look revolved around band tees, choppy hair, slinky dresses and that classic insouciant glare.
WHO: Sora Choi
WEAR: Sora Choi's street style aesthetic stands out in a crowd. She errs on the gothic—think crucifix jewellery, suspenders, smudged lipstick, the works.
WHO: Courtney Love
WEAR: No '90s or rock-chick gallery can be complete without Courtney in one of her signature disheveled slip dresses.
WEAR: Since bursting onto the scene, Lorde bucked all young pop star fashion trends, blazing her own trailing in plenty of black, tailoring and interestingly layered pieces.
WHO: Gwen Stefani
WEAR: Gwen has always leaned on the kookier, more girlish side of rock, setting the tone for a generation of girls who didn't think they could pull off the look.
WHO: Julia Cummings
WHAT: Model and musician
WEAR: Julia's barely clad rock-chick vibe is genuine enough to have made her one of Hedi Slimane's muses during his time at Saint Laurent—enough said.
WHO: Chrissie Hynde
WEAR: Chrissie's go-to look consists of boots over jeans (often OTK) with a blazer and something wrapped around her neck.
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