Here's the thing with Gloria Steinem: She was a feminist and she was hot. She had a giant brain, biting tongue and wore tiny miniskirts. She's still hot! And I'm feeling a little un-feminist myself writing about how hot Gloria Steinem was (is), but one of the really awesome things about her is she got rid of a certain idea of a stodgy, humorless feminist. She was very young, hip and with it when she came on the scene.
When I think about the "style icon" side of Gloria Steinem I think of the '70s, I think of long hair and big glasses and that take-no-prisoners look on her face.
As seen so clearly here.