The New School: Iconic Black Women Of Today (First Lady Michelle Obama, Sanaa Lathan, Angela Basset and More)

The New School: Iconic Black Women Of Today (Michelle Obama, Sanaa Lathan, Angela Basset and More)

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There are women who follow trends and there are those who set them, with sets the standard with their individual styles. Women who are sure to go down in the fashion history books are stylish women with distinctive flair—First Lady Michelle Obama, Angela Basset, Iman and Janelle Monae. The time has come to decide who will carry the fashion icon torch for the next generation and the nominees are in. There aren’t too many women who shine through fashion, talent and hard work, but these ladies make it happen.

Click through to see the fashion icons of the new school, and tell us if we missed anyone.

Angela BassetPhoto: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup/AP

One word to describe Angela Basset’s style is “class.”

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Sanaa Lathan has always had a simple style that makes her so lovable, no matter what film she is in.

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 Solange Knowles’ style is always eclectic with bright colors and prints.

Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals

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Halle Berry is a talented actress who always brings it in the fashion department.

Tracie Ellis RossPhoto: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

Tracee Ellis Ross has truly become a fashion icon from her Girlfriends days and continues to be.

Mikki Taylor

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup/AP

Mikki Taylor is a classic woman who has dedicated her life to the beauty and style of black women.

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Janelle Monae wears black and white like no other. Her iconic style and music sets her apart from so many artists.

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Kerry Washington is a regal beauty with that talent that has us glued to the small and big screens. She portrays Olivia Pope flawlessly.

Beyonce KnowlesPhoto: AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock

Beyoncé’s talent as a singer, actress and all-around performer translates in her fashion sense.

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Erykah Badu’s style has always had an afrocentric feel and is seamless with her iconic music.

 Oprah Winfrey

Photo: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most iconic media moguls in the world and her simple style serves her well.

Michelle Obama

Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo

First Lady Michelle Obama has fascinated us with her style since the first Presidential campaign and she continues through fashion and her work in the White House.

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Iman is a stunning beauty who has graced the covers of various magazines and continues to inspire through her philanthropic efforts and gorgeous style.

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Kelly Rowland is a talented singer whose voice has made us love her, but her style keeps us looking for more.

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Photo: Michael Carpenter/WENN

June Ambrose is a fashion dream in the way that she dresses and how she styles the stars.

 StyleBlazers, who is your fashion icon of the new school?

-Meghan L. Reid


  • james jones

    whoever wrote this needs to pick up a dictionary. the word iconic is now drilled into my head

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