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Make This Halloween Your Most Fashionable Yet With An Iconic Costume

Strut your stuff.

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Calling all fashionistas! We know how tough it can be to trade in your beloved couture pieces for Halloween costumes, even if it is only for one night of the year. We suggest that instead of making the most of styling out a ghoulish get-up, try channelling your inner style icon by dressing up as one of the industry's most recognizable characters. Not only are they Fierce with a capital 'F' but they've got kickass signature styles to boot. 

Check out our list of 6 Halloween costumes inspired by fashion icons: 

anna wintour


Channel your inner Miranda Priestly by dressing up as the most iconic Editor-in-Chief of any fashion mag ever and all-around badass, Anna Wintour. This fashion journalist is frequently spotted wearing a modest but bright midi dress with a simple cardigan or jacket layered over the top, accessorized with big sunglasses and a chunky necklace. If you have long hair, you may also want to consider a shorter wig as the bob haircut is essential.
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Kate Spade Boho Floral Shirtdress - #398
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H&M Cotton Cardigan - $15
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Zara Contrasting Double Necklace - $30
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Graceful and Beautiful Women's Wig - $13
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karl lagerfeld


Karl Lagerfeld has one of the most recognizable looks in the industry.The 84-year-old is the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous line, and has become synonymous with uniform dressing. For your Karl costume, all you'll need is a white shirt with an oversized collar, a jet-black jacket, pants and boots, and finally, a few stylish accessories like mesh gloves, black sunglasses and a silver belt – a plush Choupette is optional. 
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Zara Short Double-Breasted Coat - $149
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Mango Oversized Shirt Openings - $60
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Urban Outfitters Studded Western Belt - $39
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Urban Outfitters Flat Lens Squared Sunglasses - $18
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coco chanel


Embrace your inner Parisian by going as this elegant fashion icon. Coco Chanel's signature look is not only easy to pull off but consists of clothing and accessories you are likely to already have in your closet. A LBD and pearls, pearls and more pearls are all you need! 
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Free People Wren Dress - $168
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Eloquii Twist Front Dress - $113
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Zara Long Faux Pearl Necklace - $40
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Mango Applique Heeled Loafers - $100
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carine roitfeld


The former editor of Vogue Paris and the current editor of CR Fashion Book, look no further than Carine Roitfeld if you want to dress up as a fashion icon who is super successful and intimidating. Loads of black eyeshadow, French-girl fabulous toussled hair with a center part and an ensemble with a modest cut but grungy details like mesh, grommets and leather is what you'll need to complete the look. Warning: those not in-the-know may think you're just dressed as a rock 'n' roll witch, but that's cool, too. 
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Zara Dotted Mesh Blouse with Bows - $40
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Missguided Leather Stud Midi Sirt - $27
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Urban Decay Eyeshadow - $19
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Jeffrey Campbell Swifty Heel - $90
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donatella versace


The creative director of Versace, Donatella is iconic for her peroxide blonde hair and wearing almost exclusively black and gold – very baroque, very Versace. She's a petite woman, and as such will often wear towering shoes to compensate. Really add to the look by surrounding yourself by six-foot-tall supermodel friends. 
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Anthropologie Tracy Reese Metallic Bow Blouse - $278
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Eloquii Miracle Flawless Moto Leggings - $80
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Public Desire Killer Corset Strappy Court Heels - $45
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Namecute Bleach Blonde Wig - $21
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julia sarr-jamois


She may not have the same icon status as many of the other names on this list, but i-D Magazine's fashion editor Julia Sarr-Jamois made a splash on the street style scene as soon as she stepped into it, notably with this epic head-to-toe pink puffer look during New York Fashion Week 2016. Even if people at the party have no idea who or what you're dressed as, they'll definitely ask to get a picture with you – plus, this serious statement coat is sure to keep you cozy on the journey home. Double win. 
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Free People Cold Rush Puffer - $98
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Zara Soft Touch Sweater - $30
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Monki Dressy Trousers - £25
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Vagabond Olivia Leather Boot - $175
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