A Famed American Icon – Footwear News

Few trends are as lasting and significant as the cowboy boot – and its upcoming lineup is flush with distinctive western details, burnished leathers, and colorful embellishments well-suited for fall. The cowboy boot’s status as a staple in American fashion stems from its storied beginnings, when worn by the first American homesteaders in the 1800s, … Read more

Documentary Of Fashion Icon Mary Quant – Deadline

Actor Sadie Frost turns director with Quant, an engaging documentary about the British fashion designer Mary Quant, showing at the London Film Festival. Known for her bold, vibrant designs and pioneering spirit, Quant became associated with the liberating fashions of the 1960s, ditching the style of the fitted ’50s and raising eyebrows along with hemlines. … Read more

Ricky Martin’s Journey From Menudo to Family Man and Latinx Icon

While “intense journey” may have been putting it mildly, considering the fear, confusion and self-loathing he had to overcome on the way to accepting his truth, his true fans barely batted an eye, just happy that their heartthrob sounded so happy. He wrote in Me that, while he knew he was among the lucky ones, his … Read more

Forget 007. The Real James Bond Style Icon Is Boris From Goldeneye

Few cinematic icons are more beloved, admired, and respected than James Bond. And crucial to Bond’s appeal is the Bond persona, carefully engineered over decades of films to be desirable and aspirational—the cars, the toys, the suave demeanor, and (of course) the fashion. The 007 lifestyle has spawned watch and car collaborations, whole sites devoted … Read more

Alex Trebek’s widow Jean Trebek says she didn’t realise how much Jeopardy! ‘icon’ was loved

Alex Trebek‘s widow, Jean, didn’t realise how big an icon her late husband was to Jeopardy! fans. In an interview with Eden magazine, Jean opened up about the couple’s 30-year marriage and how she wasn’t aware of how much he was adored until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The game show host died on … Read more

Alex Trebek’s wife Jean says she didn’t know the ‘Jeopardy!’ host was such a beloved icon

Jean Trebek didn’t know just how much of an icon her Jeopardy! host husband, Alex Trebek, was. In an interview with Eden magazine, Jean — who was married to the TV star for 30 years — talked about how they were homebodies, so she didn’t really “notice his popularity.” And that is a good thing, … Read more

Beyond Baldwin the icon | Eurozine

Along with Maya Angelou and Angela Davis, James Baldwin has become one of the most quoted authors of the Black Lives Matter movement. A special issue of Ord&Bild poses a simple question, which turns out to have a complex answer: what is Baldwin’s significance today? Baldwin’s insistence that ‘the sexual question and the racial question … Read more

Happy Birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow! 20 Throwback Photos of the Ultimate ’90s Style Icon

I understand why it might sound strange to call Gwyneth Paltrow underrated. After all, she’s one of our last, true A-listers; the Goop founder’s every move consumes daily headlines, whether she’s releasing a vagina-scented candle or saying that she believes “water has feelings.” Paltrow has also been acting for so long that even she’s lost … Read more

Tammy Faye Messner’s brilliant career and how it turned her into a famous gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing. With a colourful and highly celebrated career, … Read more

Butterflies: The ultimate icon of our fragility

In the 20th and 21st Centuries, the vanitas connection with butterflies held strong. Inevitably, however, the message has mutated in line with historical conditions. In the 1950s the French artist Jean Dubuffet made art using real butterfly wings which he stuck to the surface of canvases to make colourful designs of abstract patterns. In marked … Read more