Style Icons Remembered in NYC Fashion Exhibit model and members certainly know style when they see it, and if they are in New York City this week, they are getting to see a lot of it, past and present.

While everyone is looking toward the new trends at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 81 original style icons from the past are also getting a chance to shine in the spotlight.

As reported by Jan Paschal of Reuters Life!, “Notorious & Notable: 20th Century Women of Style” opened yesterday during New York’s Fashion Week and features fashions and jewels worn by glamorous newsmakers such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, consumer advocate Betty Furness and singer Marian Anderson.

“We’re not saying who is notorious and who is notable,” said Judith Price, president of the National Jewelry Institute, which collaborated on the exhibit. “We’re leaving that up to the beholder.” But she added that the exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York honors “women who put their thumbprint on New York fashion.”

In addition to fashion icons, the exhibit also pays homage to women who were prominent in society, politics, business and the arts and who represent New York’s history and cultural diversity.

Image by Reuters

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