Harry is the Style Icon

Debbie Harry, frontwoman of rock band Blondie, was crowned a fashion icon at London’s Elle Style Awards, and she thanked her punk influences for defining her style.
“Coming from the punk point of view, which was very deconstructionist, destructive, and disrespectful, you have to find something in yourself that makes you feel a lot of different ways,” she said at the red carpet event late on Monday.
“So you have to feel beautiful, you have to feel comfortable. I have to feel sexy.”
Harry, who attended the event with Blondie co-founder Chris Stein, playfully wore a crown designed by Vivienne Westwood, while posing for photographers. Harry also wore a Westwood red suit with a black-and-white shirt and shoes.
Blondie, an American punk band famous for hits like “Heart of Glass” and “Call Me” in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is expected to release their 11th studio album, “Pollinator”, in May.
Debbie Harry was born Deborah Ann Harry on July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida, and was adopted by Richard and Catherine Harry when she was 3 months old. Growing up in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Harry sang in the church choir.
She tried college for two years before dropping out and moving to New York City. Having sang with the 1960s’ band Wind in the Willows and worked as a Playboy Bunny, Harry ended up waiting tables at Max’s Kansas City, a popular club that was part of the downtown art and music scene.
“It’s about the ongoing circle of culture and how we all feed off of each other and I think at this particular time… it’s very important to remember that. That we’re all so deeply connected,” Harry said about the new album.
British actress and United Nations Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson was given the Woman of the Year award in recognition of her acting career and work for gender equality.
Other winners included French singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens, who won Album of the Year, and Christopher Bailey took home British Brand of the Year for Burberry. Erdem Moralioglu won British Designer of the Year.
Blondie’s self-titled debut was released in 1976. The following year, the band toured in support of their second album, Plastic Letters, which scored a No 2 spot on the British charts with single “Denis.” Over the years, Blondie would continue to be a formidable force in the UK.