Style Icons: Female »Josephine Baker

josephine bakerThe gorgeous Baker was not only an amazing trailblazing entertainer, but an important member of the French Resistance (once there was an attempt to poison her champagne, but she escaped by excusing herself to the bathroom and leaving through a window).

Born in Missouri and moving to NYC, she found success and relief from American racial prejudices in Paris.

And style? She had it coming out her ears, from the famous banana skirt she wore at the Folies Bergere he to her pet leopard that usually accompanied her on stage.

Truly a pioneer to made her own way in the world and help changed it along the way, she often said, “We can make all our dreams come true, but first we have to decide to awaken from them.”

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Posted on July 10, 2006

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