Singer Florence Welch says her fashion icons are her old English teacher and ''doomed romantic heroines'' from books.
Florence Welch says her style is inspired by her "old English teacher".
The Florence and the Machine singer says she bases a lot of her outfits on her former mentor as well as "doomed romantic heroines" from classic books because she loved the way they dressed.
She said: "My fashion icon is my old English teacher. She used to come to school in crushed-velvet gowns like a medieval maiden. I'm also attracted to doomed romantic heroines, like Tennyson's The Lady of Shallot.
"My love for fashion began in my dressing-up box. I loved the theatre of it, the playing behind costumes. As I got older, the dressing-up box became my wardrobe."
As well as her fictional heroines, the 25-year-old star also has huge admiration for the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
In an interview with Britain's ELLE magazine, she said: "Elizabeth Taylor was an amazing woman. I'm reading 'Furious Love', which chronicles her relationship with Richard Burton. It's dramatic and passionate - they just spent all of their time drunk and in love. He used to call her 'Ocean' in love letters to her because she was so overwhelming."