All hail Grace Jones. (Photo by Griffin Lipson/BFA/REX/Shutterstock)
Power suit queen Gillian Anderson shows off her tailored best in The X-Files, The Fall, and Hannibal.
Madonna’s blonde ambition.
Power to the plaid, Peggy Olson.
The Claire Underwood power suit is a fashionable fortress.
Olivia Pope: fixer and style maven. (Photo by Danny Feld/Shondaland/ABC/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)
Fire emojis for days. Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon is unfuckwithable in a snakeskin-print suit.
When your suit matches bae’s. Jane Birkin forever.(Photo by BOB DEAR/AP/REX/Shutterstock)
Do not attempt to cross these Joan Collins/Alexis Carrington shoulder pads.(Photo by VIVIANE VENTURA/REX/Shutterstock)
Tilda Swinton. Tilda Swinton. Tilda Swinton.
Cults we’d like to join.
Diane Keaton, the patron saint of menswear-inspired fashion and frequent power suiter.
Yesss. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock)
From the New York Times on Patti Smith’s sense of style: “‘She is very aware of her style and she controls it,’ said Ms. Demeulemeester, a longtime friend and fashion collaborator. (Ms. Smith favors the designer’s mannish white shirts, inspired by the one she wore on the cover of her debut album, ‘Horses.’) ‘It’s about being conscious of who you are and using all the strength you have to communicate that.'”
Nothing clueless about it.
There’s only room for one shoulder pad goddess in this town, and it’s gonna be Joan Crawford.
“I put on pants 50 years ago and declared a sort of middle road.”