Icon - n.
One who is the object of great attention and devotion; an idol or
An image; a representation.
There are many candidates, both people and things which can be described as 1980s icons. Of course this is a subjective list, one man's 1980s icon is anther man's 1980s nobody. So here I present those people and things that I deem to be worthy of the epithet icon. You might not agree with one or two, or any of my choices.