Who’s your sartorial idol, your stylish guiding light? Whose attitude, wardrobe, and approach to life informs your daily dress? Is it a parent, longtime friend, or a famous woman-of-the-moment such as Alexa, Kate, Solange, or Tavi? Or, perhaps you're one of the clever few who find inspiration in style stars of the past like Audrey, Coco, Edie, or Stevie.
To celebrate those chic history majors who turn to ladies of yesterday to dress for tomorrow, we've teamed with Coach — whose timeless, iconic designs inspired its new, luxurious, aptly named Legacy collection — to profile five aspiring fashion icons and the woman who've inspired them. Click forward to find out how personal style can weave together lives (and decades), see these fabulous young women dress their fashion heroes, and learn how there's nothing more modern than a touch of the classics.
Photographed by Kava Gorna; Styled by Emily Barnes; Hair by Adrian Clark; Makeup by Tiffany Patton.