I might take some flak for this one, but I don’t care. Not all people have to like what you wear for you to achieve icon status, you can also just be unique, visceral, compelling, or intensely original. The trick of a lot of icons is the ability to wear anything while always managing to look like themselves. I wouldn’t say Harvey’s a style icon because she has cool clothes, I’d say she’s a style icon because she’s cool as hell, and somehow makes whatever she’s wearing (no matter how ridiculous and costume-y) look unaffected. There’s something threatening, even frightening, about the way Harvey exploits her unconventional good looks–though it helps to have endless legs, great hair, loads of talent and a big brain. Anyway, here’s to PJ.
- Fri, Dec 3 2010