Josephine Baker had it all, she broke barriers, and danced her way through life with a glamor that is insurmountable. Fringe, feathers and chandelier earrings reigned over Josephine Baker’s look. Although I’m a little dismayed that I can’t find a decent modern interpretation of the iconic banana skirt (completely ignoring Beyonce’s attempt) these picks will definitely suffice. She made her mark in the civil rights movement, was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, and her risque style was just the tip of the iceberg. As far as I’m concerned, I’d like to perfect my French by laying around with a gramophone belting the sweet vinyl melodies of Josephine Baker’s ‘J’ai deux amours’. If I were to decorate a room in my house a la Madame Josephine I’d jazz up the fringe on everything from tapestries to lampshades, and ensure there was an envy worthy vinyl record collection to accompany this beautiful gramophone. As for dressing the part: I’m thinking a fringe skirt like this one from Cynthia Rowley, a fringe-y feathered kiss-lock clutch like this one from Magid, and the best part is the set of purple-blue Swarovski crystal clip on Evelyn earrings from Dannijo.