Billie Holiday’s voice and style were one of a kind–so much that the latter is repeatedly duplicated by celebrities hoping to channel their inner Lady Day for fashion inspiration. Juxtaposing her woeful blues sound with a glamorous image, Billie redefined classic whereever she went. From the signature flower in her hair (at times swapped for a turban or hat) to her statement making pearl necklaces, it’s easy to see why celebrities are fans of the blues singer’s style.
As we celebrate what would have been her 99th birthday, let’s see what other famous ladies have channeled the singing fashionista.
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