Saint Laurent channelled three battle axes during Paris Fashion Week

Saint Laurent channelled three battle axes during Paris Fashion Week

Designers love to channel an icon, but typically such icons are restricted to the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monore… well, if you are a student designer with a taste for basicness, that is. Meet the new icons to channel from the Paris Fashion Week circuit...

Saint Laurent Does Joan Collins via Pat Butcher and Bet Lynch

Why channel one soap icon when you can channel two, with a penchant for animal print and a statement earring? Throw Joan Collins into the mix in all her shoulder padded Dynasty glory and you have Anthony Vaccarello’s first collection for Saint Laurent described to a t!

Chloe Does Big Bird

Sesame Street is missing a character! Chloe tackled the colour of next year, yellow, in the most fabulous and over blown ways. Want to know how you can style up yellow? Read our guide to 2016's yellow trend.

Dior Does Madonna Circa Die Another Day

In one of Madonna’s strongest acting roles to date, the singer played a fencing coach in James Bond’s Die Another Day. A real classic for the ages, I am sure you will agree. Well Dior’s new Creative Director certainly enjoyed Madge’s fencing turn if her runway show was anything to go by.

Nina Ricci Does Beetlejuice

Stripes for spring? Groundbreaking, right?! Nina Ricci showcased the boldest of monochrome stripes and in the process evoked Michael Keaton’s star turn in Beetlejuice. Part prisoner vibes, too. Chic.

Jacquemus Does Monet

Monet has been inspiring thousands and lining the walls of old people’s homes for donkey's. Jacquemus brought the man himself to the fore on the opening day of Paris Fashion Week with a collection based on the wears of the Impressionist master's. Just wear an oversized straw hat with everything come next summer. Note to self.

Elie Saab Does Cher

All together now, ‘if I could turn back time, if I could find a way…’ Cher seemed to take the spotlight on Elie Saab’s runway with a flurry of black sequins and many a sheer panel.  

Balenciaga Does Kim Basinger

Oversized shoulders are 100% making a serious come back for 2017. So prepare yourself accordingly by binge-watching Kim Basinger in 9 And A Half Weeks.

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Which of these unlikely icons will you be channelling next season? We're all about Joan Collins via Pat Butcher and Bet Lynch.