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Special Project
From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Accidental Icon

Winner in Fashion

About Accidental Icon

In 2014, 61-year-old Lyn Slater waited for a friend outside Lincoln Center in a Yohji Yamamoto suit with a Chanel bag. It happened to be New York Fashion Week, and crowds started to swarm, snapping photos and asking who she was. In that moment, Accidental Icon was born. Lyn began blogging about the philosophy behind her style, with insight she gained from years as a Fordham University professor. She quickly became a social influencer, showing her wildest and most daring looks to over 270K @iconaccidental Instagram followers. Lyn inspires women of all ages to challenge the status quo through self-acceptance. With articles about her appearing in Vice, HuffPost, and InStyle in 2017, it looks like that message is resonating.

Accidental Icon's best work on social