These stars set America’s most popular fashion trends

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Fashion fash·​ion | ˈfa-shən : the prevailing clothing style during a particular time.

Trends have no single source. Their origins can be traced to movies, street culture, social movements.

In the early part of the 20th century, movies made people more aware of style and trends, and the increasingly affluent middle class could aspire to look like film stars. And so, entertainers became fashion influencers.

Here’s a selection of Americans who have had tremendous influence on what we wear, despite not being fashion designers themselves. Names such as David Bowie and The Beatles aren’t on the list because they were not American, even though they influenced fashion trends all over the world.

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