Barbara "Babe" PaleyMae Murray

We all know that New York is one of the world's fashion capitals, and has been for centuries. Everyone has a different style, different inspirations, and different takes on what is "in." From Sarah Jessica Parker to Anna Wntour, it's undeniable that this city is made up of countless fashionable women, but it's important to pay homage to some of New York's style icons that came before them. Click through the slideshow and check out 10 of the most important ladies who paved the way for our favorite trendsetters today.