I rarely look back much beyond the 60's for style icons. On the whole, the clothes just get too costume-y for my taste and the lifestyle they exude is just too antiquated to relate to. Of course there are exceptions, the biggest one being heiress and muse Diana Cunard whose heyday was in the 20's. When I first saw these pictures I just couldn't believe how completely relevant she would look today.
Does she remind you of anyone? She reminds me of Daphne Guinness. When I was at Barneys, we were planning a project with Daphne, and in our first meeting I couldn't help but ask her if she had any style icons. She quickly said no, and then paused before saying, "Well, just one. Nancy Cunard."