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Natural Beauty: A Study of Icons

This season, our collection deliberates femininity through both definition and design approach. As such, we ask ourselves what beauty means in the modern day, considering above all real women and real experiences.

Among the ever-changing standards of beauty, the women who have remained true icons created their own rules with gusto and warmth. They honed their individuality—embracing unique features or an irreverent affinity for style—meanwhile, and often unintentionally, evolving the point of view of us all. If only we were all so courageous. Let them lead by example: it is the imperfections that truly captivate us.

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

The intelligent perspective of Frida Kahlo was an honest portrayal of her own beauty through portraiture. While other artists were showing themselves unrealistically to society, she painted herself in truth: with a unibrow and facial hair that she is now distinguished by.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

Feminine ideals affected much of Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work, but the expectations never altered her path. Her art work expressed and celebrated nature through both landscape and figure. Her pronounced profile is now iconic for its strength and symbolism.

Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton

In the sixties, a gap-tooth smile was a foreign concept to the ideals of fashion and cinema, but Lauren Hutton rejected the pressure to conform and instead made it famous. This is the gospel: attitude is everything.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

A woman who refused to alter her quirky features and magnificent nose. “On the one hand I'll be compared to an Egyptian sculpture and on the other hand people think I'm awful-looking,” said Streisand. “My opinion of myself is probably a little bit of both.” Her conviction paved the way for women in the spotlight, and we love all that she stands for.