Sixties style icon: Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick, muse to Andy Warhol, American socialite, actress and model was one of America's first It girls. Her pioneering sense of style - from her blond crop to her black leotards- is still influential...

Vintage style icon: Ginger Rogers

She was born Virginia Katherine McMath on July 16, 1911 in Independence, MO. From an early age, she was referred to as 'Ginja', which came from her cousin Helen who was unable to pronounce 'Virginia' as a...

Vintage style icon: Nancy Kwan

Billed as the 'Chinese Bardot', Nancy Kwan was one of the first Chinese actors to have a successful career in Hollywood. She was born as Kwan Ka Shen in 1939, in the then British crown colony of Hong Kong....

Larger than life: the style of Jayne Mansfield

Not everything about the late Fifties early Sixties was pastel-hued and innocent in a Doris Day kind of way. Unconventional stars like Jayne Mansfield were bolder, brasher and more modern. Nell Darby takes a...

Vintage style icon: Toshia Mori

Japanese-born Toshia Mori was one of classic Hollywood's rare Asian stars with a series of successful films during the Thirties. Mostly forgotten today, her beauty, style and talent deserve to be...

Vintage style icon: Sophia Loren

Surely one of the most iconic screen goddesses of all time has to be the incomparable Sophia Loren. Now in her seventh decade, she has had a long and distinguished career stretching back to the Fifties, when...

Vintage Style Icon: Josephine Baker

Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker grew up to be one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th Century, a born entertainer, resistance fighter, humanitarian and vintage...

Vintage style icon: Jackie O

Much attention has been paid throughout modern history as to the dress sense of women in the political arena. This applies both to female politicians, but also to the wives and partners of male politicians...

Style icons: ten sex goddesses

These days the classic pin-up, sex kitten look seems to be everywhere. With the revival of burlesque pioneered by the likes of Dita Von Teese, vintage sex goddess style has made it onto high fashion...