What is your opinion about Anna Dello Russo? Fashion clown or fashion icon?
Can she be both? Because I think she sits right in the middle. You’ve inspired me to create a ven diagram on the subject.
Anna Wintour is most definitely iconic with her bob, her sunglasses, and her chic dresses, as is Carine Roitfeld with her hair in the eyes, smoky makeup, and pencil skirts. Daphne Guinness does a great job of looking sophisticated yet borderline insane, and for that reason alone, her style is iconic. And Kate Moss can wear a giant fur vest and Ugg boots, and look cool, so therefore she is iconic.
There is something iconic about Donatella’s signature blond tresses and tight dresses but her “I’ve done too much cocaine” car crash, over-tanned face is very clownlike. Susie Bubble and Anna Dello Russo are iconic in that they have created an eclectic style that is very recognizably their own, but sometimes the insane outfit combinations are bordering on clown costumes (although, they can both get away with it.) And Karl Lagerfeld, well, he is the ultimate fashion icon/fashion clown.
While I love Lady Gaga’s music, her taste is clothing has definitely made her the fashion clown darling of 2011. Andre Leon Talley is an oversized clown, while John Galliano is a clown who went crazy in fancy period costume shop. And BryanBoy is a fashion clown with lots of expensive clothes, but no taste.
This list is not exhaustive, who would you add to it?