#Fashion | The Real Names Of 31 Fashion Icons

#Fashion | The Real Names Of 31 Fashion Icons

Even though we weren’t blessed with the perfect fashion name like Coco Chanel or Audrey Hepburn, we can stop worrying that we’ll never make it in fashion and rest peacefully, cuz they weren’t either!

Can you match the celeb with their real name? Full list of fashion insiders who changed their names is at the bottom.

Q: Which of these top designers is actually called Karl Anderson Jr.?

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C: Michael Kors

Q: She was one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, but who was Norma Jean Mortenson?

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A: Marilyn Monroe

Q: Which of these legendary supermodels real name is Eleanor Nancy Gow?

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B: Elle MacPherson

Q: Which of these Coco’s is actually called Gabrielle Bonheur?

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A: Coco Chanel

Q: Which designers surname is actually Fiallo?

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B: Oscar de la Renta

Q: Which one of these top models is actually called Laura Hollins?

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A: Agyness Deyn

Now check out which other famous fashion faces changed their name:

Agyness Deyn: Laura Hollins

Alexander McQueen: Lee Alexander McQueen

Audrey Hepburn: Audrey Kathleen Ruston

Christie Brinkley: Christie Lee Hudson

Coco Chanel: Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel

Coco Rocha: Mikhaila Rocha

Cindy Crawford: Cynthia Ann Crawford

Elle Macpherson: Eleanor Nancy Gow

Erin Heatherton: Erin Heather Bubley

Gigi Hadid: Jelena Noura Hadid

Iman: Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid

Irina Shayk: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamov

Izabel Goulart: Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado

Jayne Mansfield: Vera Jayne Palmer

Jimmy Choo: Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat

L’Wren Scott: Laura Bambrough

Madonna: Madonna Louise Ciccone

Marilyn Monroe: Norma Jean Mortenson

Michael Kors: Karl Andersen, Jr.

Natasha Poly: Natalya Sergeyevna Polevshchikova

Oscar De La Renta: Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo

Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lifshitz

Rihanna: Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Twiggy: Lesley Hornby

Veruschka: Vera Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort

Yves Saint-Laurent: Yves Henri Donat Matthieu-Saint-Laurent



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