Sometimes we get so caught up in our Fourth of July celebrations--what with all its boozing, fireworks, parades, and burgers--that we lose sight of what Independence Day is really about: The day the United States formally declared its independence from Great Britain way back in 1776. It was a pretty fabulous time, made possible by some pretty fabulous guys--the Founding Fathers.
So today, we thought we'd celebrate that fierceness with a look at some of the Founding Fathers' absolutely flawless personal style. Here's looking at you, Ben Franklin...
Mary-Kate Olsen would go bonkers over those chic little glasses. And how does he keep his curls so tight? Someone knows a thing or two about extra-hold hair spray...
He made it cool for Marc Jacobs to make buckled pilgrim shoes cool.
Franklin supposedly started wearing a hat made of marten fur when a scalp condition rendered him too itchy for his signature long white wig. Whatever the reason... he looked fabulous.
Way ahead of his time with that fabulous white turtleneck. And that flaw-free layering? I can't even.
Andre Leon Talley would kill for that robe. Fab-u-lous.
Furry and fierce. Only someone this fabulous could invent the lazy Susan, I mean come. On.
This guy knew black was going to be the new black. And he looked fabulous.