Audrey Hepburn’s dark shades and white pearls in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Michael Jackson’s sequined glove. Michelle Obama’s Jason Wu-designed gown she wore at the Inaugural Ball. Gaga’s meat dress. It happens like clockwork: when we think of a one of a kind dress, or statement accessory that changes the game, the style icon responsible for the trend comes to mind. TIME has honored the best designers, models, and fashion muses of our time, in the newsmagazine’s “All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons“ list. Many of our favorites made the list, from Vera Wang and Josephine Baker, to Iman and Beverly Johnson.
Take a look at 10 of our fashion heroes, and learn how they define style, in their own words.
“He’s always asking: ‘Is that new? I haven’t seen that before.’ It’s like, Why don’t you mind your own business? Solve world hunger. Get out of my closet.”- Michelle Obama