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Madonna
A Designer for the Ages

In the 1970s, Vivienne Westwood pioneered punk clothing design, years before the British band the Sex Pistols ever got popular. She then turned her attention to pirate-inspired garb, underwear as outerwear, and by the mid-1980s, she was single-handedly attempting to kill the oversized shoulder pad movement through tailored, royal dynasty-inspired designs. Although she turned 70 in 2011, Westwood continues to reinvent her designs -- and her own look, too.

Even if we long ago stopped wearing Madonna's signature fingerless lace gloves (hello, "Like a Virgin" video!), no worries; she has, too. In fact, if there's one constant about Madonna, it's that her style changes again and again. We're not saying she always gets it right (remember those conical bras?), but we're certain she's always got it going on.

We especially loved Madonna's "Evita" phase, in which she seemed to channel the fashionable sensibilities of this first lady of Argentina, even after the 1996 filming of the movie came to a close. Today, we continue to admire Madonna's newest looks, which aptly accentuate her athletic build.

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