Street-Style Stars Before They Started Dressing for the Camera

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Joanna Hillman¬¬¬¬
Joanna Hillman
Sr. Editor at Harper's Bizarre

Left: 2005, Right: 2012
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Joanna Hillman¬¬¬¬
Joanna Hillman
Sr. Editor at Harper's Bizarre

Left: 2005, Right: 2012
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When the Sartorialist was founded by Scott Schuman in 2005, it was a small blog devoted to capturing stylish, unknown men (and eventually women) as they walked through the streets and attended fashion shows. By 2008, photographers like Tommy Ton and Phil Oh were gaining attention for their blogs - Jak & Jil and Streetpeeper - as they snapped editors like Taylor Tomasi-Hill, Joanna Hillman, and Kate Lanphear outside the shows. Though they were known in the industry, none of these women had attracted the rabid, style-icon status they hold now.