Miss Piggy; Style Icon
When Jim Henson first conceived of Miss Piggy's character for The Muppets back in the 1970s, he must have had a crystal ball that predicted an era where larger than life divas like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna and Katy Perry would reign supreme, so Miss Piggy certainly deserves recognition for paving the way.
Frank Oz, who voiced Miss Piggy from 1976-2002, once described her as a girl from Iowa who lost her father at an early age and suffered under the care of an unkind mother. She joined the beauty queen circuit to get away from that small town and find her way to stardom.
Oz's version of her back story explains so much; her compulsive need for attention (especially from men) and her competitive aggression towards other women.
Growing up watching The Muppet Show, my sister and I adored Miss Piggy because she was feisty, demanding, manipulative, daring and she always got her way in the end. Although I recognized that without a doubt she was the break out star of The Muppets, I never imagined she'd evolve into the style icon she is today.
Miss Piggy is a very big deal in the fashion world today. She has a makeup line, Miss Piggy for MAC.
She gets insider exclusives like a private preview of Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 collection.
Here you see him talking her through the collection.
This month, InStyle magazine dedicated an entire fashion spread to her featuring custom made looks from top designers like Jason Wu and Suno;
not to mention these knock out Brian Atwood platform sandals.
She upstaged Carrie Underwood at this year's CMA Awards armed with a nude sequined dress, juicy legs and towering platform peep pumps. She certainly got Brad Paisley all hot and bothered.
Yes, Miss Piggy is certainly a trendsetter and she's been one for a long time now. (Make sure you go see her in Disney's The Muppets this Thanksgiving)