They’ve embodied aesthetic movements and enlivened many a party. In celebration of W’s 40th anniversary, we look back at the extraordinary muses who’ve inspired four decades of fashion designers. Click here to purchase W: The First Forty Years.
Photos: Mr. and Mrs. Clark And Percy, 1970-1971: David Hockney, Tate London 2012; Minnelli, Halston, and Taylor: Gray/Condé Nast Archives; Schiano, De La Falaise, And Saint Laurent: Bright/Condé Nast Archives; Harlech and Galliano: George Chinsee; De La Fressange and Frisoni: Benoit Peverelli; Swinton: Stephane Feugere; Coppola and Jacobs: Stephane Feugere; Gainsbourg and Ghesquiere: Steven Meisel/courtesy of Balenciaga; M.I.A. and Versace: Max Vadukul