The world of fashion has so many famous personalities who have amazing style. From celebrities to fashion editors to bloggers, the current crop of style icons has been catapulted into the style spotlight largely because of social media. Instagram and street style blogs consistently provide us fashion fans with a fresh source of style inspiration and source of wardrobe envy every single day. It is so much fun to see how different people from across the world style different pieces, and it is so inspiring to see so many different interpret fashion trends of the moment—therein lies the appeal of street style.
Street style is now a category all on its own. Uniquely distinct from fashion editorials and other magazine content, street style provides a somehow more approachable and direct view into one’s personal sense of style. But who are these women? The following famous faces aren’t just top insiders within the fashion industry; these movers and shakers also continue to influence how the rest of the world gets dressed in the morning. Meet our top 10 famous faces in fashion.
Anna Dello Russo
The creative consultant and editor-at-large of Vogue Nippon, Anna Dello Russo has been making waves since she first stepped into the fashion scene. She’s a true visionary, and that’s certainly evident from her larger-than-life sense of style. Dello Russo takes trends and makes them more decadent, more dramatic and more desirable. It is her unique take on fashion that’s led to a sold out design collaboration with H&M in 2013. If you’re in a rut fashion wise, check out her ensembles and her artistic vision, I’m sure it’ll inspire you.
Olivia Palermo has successfully shed her reality TV beginnings and is now a full-fledged fashion darling. A front row fixture and a frequent muse to designers, Palermo has turned her amazing sense of style into a lifestyle empire. Her uncanny ability to take classic pieces and upgrade them with unexpected trendy pieces has landed her on front pages of fashion publications and earned her the admiration of young, burgeoning fashionistas worldwide. Palermo’s trademark is an American easygoing silhouette married with Italian elegance and Parisian élan.
Leandra Medine is one the pioneering forces in the blog industry. Her blog, Man Repeller, is one of the top blogs in the industry and she even has a published book under her belt. Medine popularized the term “man repeller” referring to trends that men find off-putting. She got a lot of fashion fans to embrace clunky creepers, extremely oversized trousers, wacky prints, and unconventional bandana styling. For Medine, someone’s approval shouldn’t matter when you are genuinely in love with the piece you’re wearing or trend you’re sporting.
Britain’s resident It Girl and style icon, Alexa Chung started out as host and has parlayed her mod meets British high street sense of style into a full fashion career. A Mulberry brand ambassador, Chung has made coquettish 60s inspired style her signature. Peter pan collars, high waist skirts, Mary janes, billowy blouses, Breton stripes, and menswear-inspired pieces are just some of the trademark Alexa Chung pieces.
Russian socialite, designer, and street-style star Ulyana Sergeenko is impossible to miss during her regular Fashion Week appearances around the globe. A fan of extra voluminous skirts and turbans, Sergeenko’s outfits always has a concept and a definite global influence. She embraces eccentric and eclectic head wrap accessories, wearing long trains for the daytime, and brings on the fashion drama wherever she goes.
Ulyana is married to billionaire oligarch Danil Khachaturov, Sergeenko and became a key couture client of Valentino, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier , Chanel, and her favourite, John Galliano at Dior who introducing her to the fashion industry. She first gained renown as a show attendee, photographed by Tommy Ton alongside other members of the Russian fashion pack, or the ‘Czarinas’ as they came to be known.
In 2011 Ulyana started an eponymous fashion label that shows during the haute coutureshows in Paris. She is represented by elite fashion publicist Karla Otto and has a team of 65 in Russia, where the collection is designed and produced.
Petite girls look no further than Miroslava Duma for your style icon. This fashion Juggernaut and digital entrepreneur made a name for herself as the founder of Buro 24/7 and she’s proof that chic things come in petite packages. Appearing and writing for major publications is just a day in the life of Miroslava. She consistently slays front row and fashion party appearance and has achieved cult icon status in street style blogs. You will especially love how she makes every trend work for her frame and personal style. Keep a look out for her statement bags and her love for textured fabrics.
Unless you live under a rock, you know who Anna Wintour is. The Queen Bee of the fashion industry and the the editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue and has been credited with starting the careers of various designers, stylists, and models as well as shaping the trends and the fashion industry, as we know it. Never without her black sunglasses, Wintour favors feminine silhouettes. Often clad in a sheath or A-line dress silhouette with either a midi or knee-length hem, Wintour knows what works for her and sticks to it. One wouldn’t expect anything less from a fashion industry legend.
An online influencer, stylist, and trendsetter based in Amsterdam, Linda Tol is always looking forward. Her sense of style melds vintage influences and inspirations and marries it with current silhouettes from groundbreaking and up-and-coming designers. Her white-hot hair isn’t the only thing distinctive about her, Tol’s love for mixing textures is legendary. Leather plus leopard, ruffles plus denim, fur plus cotton—how can you not love Tol’s penchant for the unexpected?
A former model, it seems like an impeccable sense of style just comes naturally for Giovanna Battaglia. The editor of L’Uomo Vogue and contributing editor to W Magazine, Battaglia’s love affair with fashion is crystal clear. She always kills it whether in flats or heels, and she just possesses that very European flair for making any ensemble seem effortlessly thrown together yet polished at the same time.
The style and accessories director for Marie Claire magazine, it is no wonder that Taylor Tomasi-Hill is a complete whiz at accessorizing. Making even the most unconventional outfit pairings and statement accessories work, Tomasi-Hill can make even biking shorts underneath denim cutoffs look cool. The way she layers trends together is the ultimate height of chic. Little details are the best part of Tomasi-Hill’s style, from that brooch on her lapel to a printed shirt tied casually underneath a sweater; she moves you to think outside the box.