Remembrance: the iconic looks

As the New Year begins, we have time to reflect on the past year and the events that defined it. 2016 had many defining moments: the loss of iconic stars, such as Alan Rickman and Terry Wogan, comes to mind. To remember just a few of the talented lot that we said goodbye to, Impact Style is journeying back to their most recognisable looks and their influence on fashion past and present.

Carrie Fisher

If you mention Carrie Fisher by name, it is almost certain there will be mention of the gold bikini that the actress wore as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The gold halter-neck bikini with burgundy draping will go down in history; Carrie Fisher looked incredible!

Debbie Reynolds

The mother of Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds will always be remembered for her role as Kathy Selden in Singing in the Rain. Hence, she will always be remembered for the coordinating yellow raincoat and yellow hat.

“You have to keep practicing, if you’re going to be really good.” – Debbie Reynolds

David Bowie

When David Bowie passed away in January of 2016, the world was awash with red hair and glittery lightning bolts. The highly-esteemed musician pushed the boundaries of fashion at a time of extreme experimentation. His influence on music and fashion will be present for years to come.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor is known for being the pioneer of the Hollywood socialite. The air of Hollywood glam that surrounded her throughout her long and full life will be remembered for years to come. We will miss her sweetheart necklines, vivid lipstick and diamond necklaces.

“I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor


The musician was always known for having outrageous style; however, his most memorable look is the silk purple suit and white ruffled shirt that graced the cover of his Purple Rain album. Prince influenced the fashion industry towards androgyny with some of his most iconic looks touching on the side of femininity.

George Michael

George Michael brought the age of new romanticism into the world of fashion. The mom jeans, white shirt and silver cross earring was an ensemble that the former member of Wham will always be associated with. Then there is always the matching tracksuit combination that he wore alongside Smithy in Carpool Karaoke!

“Change is a stranger you have yet to know.” – George Michael

Jo Grimwood

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