Maggie look won’t suit us

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Power-crazed Maggie Thatcher, pictured, saw herself as warrior queen, great leader of our times.

But surely never a fashion icon.

Her clothes were more like armour. A smart, functional and very blue one. Something as frivolous as style never came into it.

So how bizarre it is to see, on the back of the Meryl Streep film, fashion mags urging trendy young things to Get The Margaret Thatcher Look... via boring jackets, knee-length skirts and prim blouses.

Hairdressers will be advertising the Iron Haired Lady look before you can say Geoffrey Howe.

Now there was a memorable haircut...