The birthday girl for December 21 is Florence Griffith-Joyner.
Flo-Jo was one of fashion’s true originals. There has never been anyone else in fashion to compare her to. When I try to come up with examples of Sagittarius natives who have embodied a similar sense of style, I come up with individuals who also could be called “true originals,” like Tina Turner, Bette Midler or Sinead O’Connor.
The great thing about these women is that they have no counterpart in fashion. They’re so far removed from the mainstream of fashion that they’re idolized as fashion icons. Their individuality is celebrated as often as it is reviled or ridiculed. Rather than keeping up with fashion, fashion eventually comes back around to them. Meanwhile, the rest of us are following the trends like sheep.
Of course, there’s an anti-fashion sentiment at the root of signature Sagittarius style. The worst-dressed Sagittarians make anti-fashion their style, jumping on a bandwagon where hideousness is confused with individualism. Women like Flo-Jo don’t make that mistake. They just do what they want and that’s why we remember them.