There’s no disputing the influence our favorite actresses and artists have on seasonal style and fashion trends, whether you look to the red carpet for the hottest celebrity fashions or prefer to receive your style inspiration from Instagram these days.
While most celebrities have access to a whole glam crew and many stylists on fast dial, a few stand out in terms of their personal style, both on and off the red carpet, which can only be attributed to a combination of self-assurance and an eye for design.
From sophisticated French actresses to California-chic runway models, these celebrities have some of the most desirable red carpet (and Instagram) trends.
Rihanna is the most influential celebrity in pushing the boundaries of style and fashion. The mysterious singer and fashion designer has been lauded by everyone from Vogue’s CFDA committee to the British Fashion Awards for both her creations and personal style, which focuses on highlighting her individuality instead of following existing catwalk trends.
“When I am putting looks together, I dare myself to make something work. I always look for the most interesting silhouette or something that’s a little off, but I have to figure it out. I have to make it me. I think that’s the thrill in fashion.”
Cara Delevingne is an English model, actress, and singer best known for her signature bushy eyebrows and androgynous runway looks—tried she’s everything from a glossy bald look to a fitted blazer with little else—but the well-liked actress is most admired for her laissez-faire approach to fashion and the bold confidence that comes with it.
“I like a little bit of designer, with a bit of vintage and high street mixed in. I love it when you find those one-off key pieces, which end up becoming investment pieces.”
He is a fashion designer, best-selling author, and Instagram celebrity. Rachel Zoe combines her own designs with timeless classics such as antique Chanel and Hermès to create her signature style of California-chic meets Parisian model. The ethereal designer likes to adhere to the classics rather than trends using an exceptional capsule wardrobe.
“I always say that I don’t like it when people follow trends too much, just because it is on the runway. I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is.”
As the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour is often regarded as the most prominent gatekeeper in the world of international fashion and beauty; nonetheless, her minimalist style shows she likes to dress for herself rather than follow runway trends. Her characteristic look is oversized sunglasses and tweed dresses; she never wears all black, which she considers boring.
“Fashion’s not about looking back. It’s always about looking forward.”
Kendall Jenner rocked the fashion world when she left reality television with her family to pursue a career as a runway model. The international supermodel enjoys being calm and comfortable, but it does not prevent her from flaunting her fashion sense with vintage designer accessories, edgy outerwear, and fashionable eyewear.
“I guess my style’s a little edgy but comfortable. I like being comfortable, for sure, and kind of casual.”
Kim Kardashian may be famous for, well, being famous, but the reality TV star also has a keen sense of fashion, which has only gotten better with time. Kim Kardashian has some of the best designers on speed dial and has become something of a style icon for everyone from Kanye West to Olivier Rousteing and Jacquemus.
“I’ll cry at the end of the day; not with fresh make-up on.”
Gigi Hadid is a businesswoman, a worldwide model, and, most recently, a new mother, and her personal style appears to be getting better as she accumulates more awards. The attractive supermodel never shies away from daring runway trends and ostentatious couture, but she is at her best when she dresses at home with her sister and fellow model Bella.
“I feel like I try to keep learning every time I step off a runway, I try to get better with each one.”
Beyonce is a singer, actress, campaigner, and reigning queen of popular culture, and her fashion choices could stop traffic. While we don’t see as much of the elusive celebrity as we did when she mostly withdrew from the spotlight, her Instagram posts and Ivy Park clothing line continues to impact street fashion worldwide.
“My biggest thing is to teach not to focus on the aesthetic. It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”
Gemma Chan’s style is just as exquisite and sophisticated as the popular character she portrayed in Crazy Rich Asians, Astrid Leong, for which she is best known. Her refined approach to fashion has landed her on countless best-dressed lists, thanks to her acute eye and brave fashion choices.
“If you find something you are passionate about, you’ve got to try. Even if something doesn’t quite work out, disappointment is a temporary thing. Regret lasts forever.”
When Ariana Grande initially began topping the charts, her sense of style was decidedly sweet and youthful, but the Grammy-winning singer has gone a long way since then. She may be best known for her extremely high ponytail and bunny ears, but her red carpet ensembles are mature, refined, and well-planned.
Celebrities are those who wield a significant amount of influence. This permeates a wide range of industries, most notably the fashion and style industries. It is impossible to refute the fact that their appearances on the red carpet, in the airport, and in interviews have always brought a new wave of fashion. Throughout the course of time, a number of individuals have attained the status of icons by virtue of their widespread admiration and imitation.