6 style icons who broke every fashion rule in the book, and we love them for it

Rules are meant to be broken

Fashion, by its very definition, implies a popular aesthetic that's favoured by all. Anti-fashion, on the other hand, is far removed from it — with roots in strong, definitive choices, it doesn't conform to the pre-conceived notions of fashion. Opposing and contradicting in equal measure, it believes in breaking rules, subverting them to support a counter-culture that provides relief from cookie-cutter fashion tropes . 

And that's exactly what these style icons have implemented in their life — a belief in staying true to their creative selves, no matter how dark that side may be. From 96-year-old Iris Apfel, who doesn't have a single care to give to leading trends, to 74-year-old Michèle Lamy, whose gothic priestess look makes her one of the most iconic faces at global fashion weeks, explore our list of women who will change the way you perceive fashion.

6 leading ladies whose personal style is truly iconic:

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