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Unlikely Style Icon: Bjork

Yeah, everybody knows Bjork for her wackadoodle swan dress she wore to the 2001 Oscars, but there’s so much more to her.Take this outfit she wore to the Webby Awards earlier this week — a futuristic Iris Van Herpen dress paired with wild multi-colored locks. It’s totally not something that most of us could wear, but it’s completely Bjork-appropriate and somehow it works on her. And hey, she owns it. In a 2005 interview, she said, “I guess I was a bit of a lost case from the start really, I started really young dressing up in my grandfather’s clothes. I remember my grandpa had like woolen really thick pants, you know, and I cut off the legs by the knee and then they were long for me.”

Bjork’s just magical like that, and she teaches us all that if you want to wear something a little different, a little crazy, you just have to own it — just like Bjork completely owns her unique way of singing.  After the jump, more of our fave Bjork style moments, and not a whiff of that swan dress among them.

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