When you think of Southern fashion, visions of the antebellum scenes of Gone With the Wind and the quintessential small-town women of Steel Magnolias probably come to mind, right? While the importance of the classic films set in the South certainly shouldn't be diminished, the fashion icons of our time and the past should also be credited for influencing how many fashion girls dress, both today and throughout history. While some may be a little obvious (i.e., every Beyoncé fan knows she hails from Houston, Texas), others are a bit more surprising (any guesses as to where Farrah Fawcett is from?).
To ensure you're well informed as to the origins of icons fashion girls always turn to for style inspiration, we rounded up eleven women from the great American South, from socialite Zelda Fitzgerald to current It girl Selena Gomez. Read on to boost your Southern fashion-icon knowledge and shop pieces that stylish Southern women love.
The always glamorous Faye Dunaway, of Bonnie and Clyde fame, was born in 1941 in Bascom, Florida, a town just south of the Alabama border.
Seventies icon Farrah Fawcett was born in the coastal town of Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1947.
Julianne Moore, one of the greatest, most directional actresses of our time, was born in 1960 in the North Carolina army base town of Fayetteville.
Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, was born in 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama. Her husband referred to her as the first American flapper.
Although she's quite the world traveler these days, Selena Gomez was born (and raised) in the town of Grand Prairie, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), in 1992.
As any fashion girl will tell you, Taylor Tomasi Hill was pretty much the original street style star. Well, she hails from Dallas and returned home to live and take over Forty Five Ten, the city's best boutique.
Supermodel Lauren Hutton was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina, where she lived until she relocated to NYC to start her modeling career.
Oscar winner and face of Dior Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1990.
In case you missed it, Beyoncé was born in 1981 in the deep South: Houston, Texas.
Another Texas girl, model and disco icon Jerry Hall, was born in the Dallas suburb of Gonzales in 1956.
Country music legend June Carter Cash was born in Maces Spring, Virginia, in 1929 before eventually settling down in Nashville.
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