…Something or someone charismatic, influential, inspiring and, therefore, powerful. I picked the late Princess Diana as my icon. She was a mother, a philanthropist, a trendsetter, a true fairytale princess, an ICON. – Historie Girl, United Kingdom.
…The easiest one for me to define as I know exactly what it means. Today I’m very far from being an Orthodox. But there were moments in my life when I was standing in front of these adorned images waiting for some answers… – BellaDonna, Russia.
…For this challenge I asked my 8th graders, What is an Icon? Here are the responses:
“Describes something to click on the computer”, Girl, 14
“A role model”, Girl, 13
“Someone important”. Boy, 14
“A symbol to represent a company”. Boy, 14
“Someone who’s known by everyone”. Girl, 15
“An idol”. Girl, 13
” A secret message.” Boy, 14
“Someone who is associated with a certain subject, for example, Neil Pearl is a drumming icon.” Boy, 14
“Someone who sets the standard.” Boy, 14
“Someone people follow, who sets trends and actions.” Girl, 13
“A religious image painted on a wall.” Boy, 14
“IDK.” Lots of them!!!
I hope you enjoy!!! I did a teenager outfit to compliment and Jay Z seems to be the biggest Icon they are ALWAYS talking about 🙂 – HarperLeo, United States.
…Something unforgettable and one-of-a-kind, like Annie Hall. – Dame B.
…Something/someone you look up to, something/someone you hold in the highest esteem. For some they are religious icons and for others they are modern/pop icons. In this case the iconographer becomes the saint and goes from making icons to becoming one. The ultimate icon Andrei Rublev. – Prima Dona, United States.
…Someone who sets, invents and inspires instead of following; a symbol of creativity, originality and talent who stands out of the crowd and make their own statement. – Badrouchka, Morocco.
For me, an icon is…
…Someone that has a certain ‘je ne se quoi’, that indescribable something that makes them not only talented, but also relatable. It’s what they do and how they make you feel when they do it (be it singing, acting, etc). – Jen1987, United States.
“I do not truly consider myself an icon, but the Cube has been quite successful.” ~Erno Rubik (Quoted by Miss Bea Heyvin, United States)
…Something or someone who is always in the spotlight. – Aribar2.
…Leading by being daring, being unique. Adding value and meaning to others life by making a difference! – Gabinsky, The Netherlands.
To me, an icon is…
…Pretty close to fame, even though it represents so much more, an icon can really be anything. i decided to represent its more literal sense with this outfit, something outgoing and fun and expensive looking, something that someone with a following would pull off effortlessly! like a grown up Eloise… – Dolores Haze, United States.
I think of an icon as…
…An image used to symbolize an idea. I see Andy Warhol’s Marilyn image as an icon of celebrity and fame, which links icons to people and people to fashion. Fashionable icons can be stars or celebrities which are very commonly seen in media. I think it’s interesting to think about the power, influence, and influx of icons in modern society. – AshleyAshley, United States.
The definition of an icon is…
…Someone who has not only withstood the test of time, but has influenced everyone that has come after. When you can with one glance recognize their influence- whether it be a song, a piece of clothing, or a haircut. – Ameerah26, United States.
…Jane Birkin has been my number one style icon for as long as I can remember. While I do like to experiment with fashion and trends, I always find myself going back to the refined, neat, simple aesthetic that Jane Birkin epitomized. In my opinion, anyone who has an Hermes handbag named after them deserves the “Icon” title. Seriously. – Crimine, United States.
…Iman. I think she is so regal, stunning and she doesn’t age!!!She’s 54, a mother of three, was a supermodel, is a cosmetics entrepreneur, married to David Bowie, active supporter of charitable organizations such as Keep a Child Alive and maintains a positive public image.
I think she would look so hot in this outfit and since she’s a rocker’s wife I had to throw in some rocker’s boots to show she still can get her sexy on..LOL!! – Marsoline, United States.
Someone who inspires emulation and admiration that is so powerful, the person almost becomes mythical.
To me Grace embodied impeccable sophistication,with a hint of smolder beneath those beautiful blue eyes.
She carried herself with the comportment of a true Princess. and was an ambassador for the arts during her short life. – Powder Puff, United Kingdom.
Special thanks to all the fabulous ladies who have participated in this challenge.