Kate Moss, Madonna, Debbie Harry and Bridget Bardot have been named the biggest fashion icons of the 20th century
British supermodel Kate Moss, whose 1993 Calvin Klein advertising campaign sparked a craze for waif-like models - was crowned the best-dressed person from the 90s after polling 62.5 per cent of the vote.
Fellow models Linda Evangelista and Erin O'Connor won second and third place respectively, with former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham coming fourth.
Pop singer Madonna's iconic 80s 'Material Girl' look - which saw her take inspiration from Marilyn Monroe by sporting bleached blonde hair and bright red lips - was also lauded, with Britain's late Princess Diana and actress Joan Collins also receiving mentions for their fashion savvy during the decade.
Blondie singer Debbie Harry's rock-chick style received 43.8 per cent of 70s vote, beating Diana Ross and Bianca Jagger.
Former actress, singer and model Bridget Bardot's signature doe-eyed look triumphed in the 60s category, while actresses Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich were named the earliest style icons.
Despite David Bowie being named the 70s' second best style icon, men were generally missing from the survey, with soccer star David Beckham and singer John Lennon only pulling in small amounts of votes.
The survey was conducted by Clothes Show London fashion event, with the aim of discovering which famous faces have sculpted the British fashion industry.
The poll was taken ahead of next month's Clothes Show Style Awards, which will name the top fashion stars of 2009 in categories such as Best Dressed Man and Best Dressed Woman.
Top four 90s style icons:
1. Kate Moss - 62. 5 per cent
2. Linda Evangelista - 12.5 per cent
3. Erin O'Connor - 12.5 per cent
4. Victoria Beckham - 6.3 per cent
Top four 80s style icons:
1. Madonna - 75 per cent
2. Princess Diana - 12.5 per cent
3. Joan Collins - 6.3 per cent
4. Jane Fonda - 6.2 per cent
Top four 70s style icons
1. Debbie Harry - 43.8 per cent
2. David Bowie - 25 per cent
3. Bianca Jagger - 12.5 per cent
4. Diana Ross - 6.3 per cent
Top four 60s style icons:
1. Bridget Bardot - 41.2 per cent
2. The Beatles - 17.6 per cent
3. Edie Sedgwick - 17.6 per cent
4. Twiggy - 11.8 per cent
Top four 50s style icons:
1. Audrey Hepburn - 58.8 per cent
2. Grace Kelly - 29.4 per cent
3. James Dean - 5.9 per cent
4. Ave Gardner - 5.9 per cent
Top four 40s style icons:
1. Marlene Dietrich - 53.3 per cent
2. Fred & Ginger - 26.7 per cent
3. Lauren Bacall - 6.7 per cent
4. David Niven - 6.7 per cent
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