Fashion icons are those people that we look up to or admire how they dress or present themselves with regard to fashion. Most recent celebrities would include Madonna, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Michael Jackson or Liberace. Those are people who broke fashion barriers and had people all over the world trying to imitate their dress style. Then there are fashion designers who have built household names for themselves like Gucci, Tommy and Versace to name a few. Their products are snatched off of shelves from folks wanting to look just like the models that wear their clothes in the magazines and on TV. What does it take to be a fashion icon. These days it just takes a fan base who admires your style greatly. If you are the person on your block whom everyone wants to dress like, then you could be considered the neighborhood fashion icon. Lucky you.