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Florence Welch's unusual style insiration

Florence Welch has revealed that her ultimate fashion icon is her "old English teacher". 

The Florence and the Machine superstar is as much famed for her ethereal style as her incredible songs and has now admitted that she is still influenced by a teacher that "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", she added. 

Watch Welch's latest video, for 'What The Water Gave Me', here: