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)