The iconic sound: The eclectic sounds of Blondie put the alluring Debbie Harry at the epicentre of the entertainment industry. Her daring love for music saw her write, with bandmate Chris Stein, some of Blondie’s biggest hits, such as Heart of Glass and Rapture. She also experimented with different sounds and helped usher hip-hop into the mainstream when she became one of the first artists to embrace the sound — to the point where she and Stein co-produced the soundtrack to the 1982 hip-hop film Wild Style.
The iconic look: Famed for her crazy antics and wild nights out in the city, Harry was a quintessential rock star who made as many headlines as she did fashion moments. Her alternative-girl look paved the way for a fresh new approach for women in rock that did away with pops of neon and bright colours. With her approach to “tough girl chic”, Harry’s style captured glam rock through combat boots and fishnets that have evolved into more elegant options like designer thigh-highs and stockings.