18 Of The Most Stylish Fictional Characters Of All Time
BY Harper's Bazaar US Staff /
Aug 9 2017 /
From Cher to Blair - these leading ladies had some of the most iconic on-screen looks
Epitomizing the ultimate Southern Belle, Scarlett O'Hara boasts a wardrobe full of oversized hats, romantic ruffles, and velvet Victorian dresses in the classic film.
Post fashion-closet makeover, Devil Wears Prada protagonist Andy transforms her style from drab to high-fashion with looks we all wanted to copy. "Are those...the Chanel boots? Yes, yes they are."
Played by Lisa Bonet, Denise Huxtable became one of the '90s coolest-dressed characters with her animal-print head-wraps, cool hats, and mixed patterns.
With her computerized closet of plaid suits, platform shoes, mini skirts, and Calvin Klein dresses, Cher Horowtiz was not only the best dressed in her school, but one of the best dressed of the '90s.
Queen of drama, throwing shade, and over-the-top glamour, Alexis (played by Joan Collins) became an instant fashion icon on the 1980s soap opera. With her countless fur ensembles, one-shouldered frocks, and larger-than-life jewels, she's easily one of the most glamorous characters to ever appear on television.
With every outfit change in this five-hour historical drama, Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) reaches new heights of gilded glamour.
Though all three of Charlie's Angels on the '70s sitcom were well-dressed, Kelly Garrett [Jaclyn Smith] had some truly next-level looks.
Taking glitz and glam showgirl fashion to new heights, Ginger (Sharon Stone) had an unforgettable wardrobe of sequins and gold in the 1995 drama.
With her designer skirt suits, body-hugging dresses, and matching two-piece sets, Fran Fine not only became the most stylish nanny of all-time, but one of the most stylish characters to ever grace our televisions.
Though that infamous white halter dress may be Marilyn Monroe's most-known look from The Seven Year Itch , the rest of her costumes from the movie are not to be overlooked. Monroe's character has a collection of perfect white summer dresses (including a black-and-white polka-dot number that transcends its time) along with this chic fur stole and red fur slippers that surely paved the way for 2017's ubiquitous fur slides.
Michelle Pfeiffer transformed into a 1970s fashion dream as Elvira Hancock. From perfect slip dresses to plunging necklines and that chic all-white suit, Hancock's wardrobe stole the show in Scarface and continues to inspire to this day.
Though Mad Men was filled with several stylish leading ladies (Betty, Joan, and Peggy included), Megan Draper brought the show into the second half of the '60s with her impeccable style, paisley prints and mini skirts included.
Adding an abundance of pink to the courtroom, Elle Woods proved there's no career path or industry too serious for playful, fun fashion.
For those who didn't identify with Blair's ultra-preppy wardrobe, Gossip Girl birthed another style star with Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively). With a little more edge than Blair, Serena's closet was both sexy and eclectic.
It's no coincidence that the friend who loved to shop the most was also the one with all the outfits you wanted to copy. She may be best known for "The Rachel" haircut, but Jennifer Aniston's character had a myriad of '90s outfits every woman wanted to wear.
Though the Fresh Prince of Bel Air may have boasted several well-dressed characters, Hilary Banks had the most fun fashion on the series. In her rise to a prominent weather reporter, her wardrobe transformed into suit separates and blossom hats topped off with the best jewellery.
From an endless collection of colorful and animal-print furs to gold suits and more bling than you could dream of, Empire's Cookie Lyon is the baddest boss bitch on TV—and she's got the wardrobe to back it up.
Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone made for the ultimate fashion duo in the classic British sitcom. While they each had their own sense of style (Eddy an over-the-top fashion victim and Patsy more classic and chic), both fashion industry "professionals" transformed television with their hilarious fashion insights and closets.