Brilliant fashion analysis of Little Edie from Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens is one of the greatest documentaries of all time, and one of its subjects is style icon Little Edie Beale. YouTube channel The Ultimate Fashion History created a great bio and analysis of the eccentric recluse's impact on fashion.

How does one become a style icon? Creator Amanda Halley says she came to realize it was not about the fashion itself, but the icon's relationship to fashion. Side note: if you have an ear for accents, Professor Hallay has a great Transatlantic accent, a mix of British and American dialects. You can learn more about her work on her personal site.

20th CENTURY STYLE ICONS: Little Edie Beale (YouTube / The Ultimate Fashion History)