Top 5 fashion icons we miss: 2011

The fashion world lost some of its most talented and individual style icons this year, but they will be inspiring generations of fashion-lovers in years to come.

1-Amy Winehouse was surely one of the most talented soul singers in recent times and had a huge impact on the music industry- as well as helping to bring back retro fashion and pin-up styling.

Amy Winehouse

2-Couture legend François Lesage will be forever remembered for leading Embroidery Atelier for over 50 years. He preserved the true art of couture – the magic of hand embellishment and unique craftsmanship – and has made creations for YSL, John Paul Gaultier and obviously Chanel (which acquired the company in 2002) as well as many more. BTW: Great obituary from The New York Times.

The late great Francois Lesage (image: NYT)

3-Elizabeth Taylor had one of the most enviable jewellery collections ever, that went under the hammer this year, as well as some seriously glam looks over the years. A true icon.

Elizabeth Taylor's casual look!

4-One of the saddest stories this year in the fashion world was the scandal surrounding John Galliano. The Dior SS12 collection was nice, but not ground-breaking and Kate Moss wore a Galliano wedding dress, but we miss the designer and hope he gets better to reclaim his fashion crown.

John Galliano in the glory days (Image: The Telegraph)

5-Finally, we saw the last D&G show at Milan Fashion Week, as it was announced that the brand will disappear to let Dolce & Gabbana be the star attraction. *Sob*

Goodbye D&G

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