Why Jayne Mansfield Is My Unexpected Style Icon


I first discovered Jayne Mansfield—one of the earliest Playboy playmates and bona fide Hollywood sex bomb—after seeing a legendary photo of her with Sophia Loren from 1957. Who was this woman? I asked myself. Loren is giving her (and her boobs) major side eye while the two sit side-by-side at a dinner table. And Mansfield looks like she doesn’t give a fuck. It’s exactly that attitude that has made her one of my undying, unexpected style icons.   I could go on and on about the fearless way she wore leopard print and a sick pencil skirt—but there’s also something to be …

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