Helen Of Sparta/ Troy (450 BC)
Often referred to as the most beautiful woman in history, this Native American woman transcended boundaries of colonial racism when she assisted the Lewis and Clark expedition, acting as their interpreter and guide during their discovery of the Western side of the United States. She is a well known part of American history, with her bravery used as an example for the National Woman’s Suffrage Association and her face appearing on dollar coins.
One of the most scandalous beauties in French history, the Queen of France and Neverre was known for being promiscuous and harboring sympathies from foreign enemies due to her Austrian birth. Most famously, she was accused of defrauding the French Crown Jewellers of the price of a very expensive diamond necklace. Although found innocent, this reputation lead to her being blamed for France’s financial crisis and she was sentenced to execution as a result.
What she teaches us about style: It’s all about feminine detailing! Pastels, lace and Tulle are feminine and seductive in equal parts. I bet she would have loved Zac Posen, had she been alive now of course!
Cleopatra was the last active Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She liaised with Julius Caeser, also her lover. who strengthened her position on the throne. She then bore children to second lover Marc Antony, which has sparked love stories in modern culture including William Shakespeare’s ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and more contemporary Hollywood Movies. Her conquests of the worlds most powerful men show her to be sexy and strong in equal part.
What she teaches us about style: I think it’s safe to say that Cleopatra was the inventor of the winged eye! Add this to heavy jewelry and it’s safe to say that she’s still a huge influence on modern style!
Anne Boleyn (1501-36)
THE sex symbol of the 20th century, Miss Monroe starred in major motion pictures throughout the 50s and 60s. Her exquisite looks lead to three marriages and several alleged affairs, including President Kennedy: Happy birthdaaayyyyy Mr Presdent…
Without a doubt, Jackie Kennedy is the most stylish first lady. Ever. She was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy and stuck by him until his assassination in 1963.