When it comes to style and trends, no one sets the stage like a celebrity. Quantifying the impact of a celeb on the world of fashion is often easier said than done. Still, we’ve tried our best with the following list of our top 15 celebrities who helped define fashion and style over the last decade:
- Jennifer Lopez
Jlo stays in style, and her effortless blend of innovative looks and timeless pieces make her someone that straddles the fine line between old Hollywood and the new age.
- Lady Gaga
She made avant-garde fashion mainstream and introduced the world to a bolder vision for couture than any of us had previously imagined. From bubble suits to meat dresses, Lady Gaga’s iconic mastery of the form and expression of fashion makes her a potent force even as her style has matured into something more runway appropriate.
- Heidi Klum
From her position within the fashion-media-entertainment hybrid to her timeless tastes, Heidi Klum’s ability to influence the direction of fashion in the past decade is hard to deny.
- Kanye West
There’s one thing you cannot call Kanye, and that is boring. From his elevation of streetwear to an entirely new level of hype and style to his ability to continuously stay in the marketing limelight, Kanye is a born fashion mogul, and that has only grown over the past decade.
- Billie Eilish
She made casual looks fun and cool again and introduced us all to a new world of textures that we never thought existed.
- Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has never stopped being iconic with his style choices, and, like the actor, they only seem to get more comfortable – and individual – as he ages.
- Billy Porter
What Lady Gaga did for women’s fashion, Billy Porter did for men with his bold looks and who-gives-a-care styling.
- Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie’s mastery of every look makes her such a potent style spirit. She can wear sweats and a hoodie and look elegant without breaking a sweat.
- Taylor Swift
Inspiring legions of young women around the world, Taylor Swift’s wholesome, all-American-girl image has led to a revival in the preppy girl look and the more conservative styles often associated with ladies who prefer pearls to chains.
- Kylie Jenner
The Kardashian family has had a massive impact on fashion and style, and Kylie Jenner joins them in that endeavor. It is hard to quantify her contribution – aside from her massive style empire – because it melds so well with the impact her family has had in an overall sense.
- Harry Styles
A favorite of the fashion world, Harry Styles’ bold choices and willingness to wear anything – and make it work – makes him rare among male stars and models.
- Kim Kardashian
Along with her family, Kim Kardashian has had a significant impact on not only what women wear but how they style themselves from makeup to hair. To call the last ten years the “Kardashian era” is an understatement.
- Leonardo DiCaprio
Leo keeps old Hollywood style alive but has also mastered the “bro” look, among others. A style chameleon, his looks have inspired designers through the decades and continue to do so.
A veritable titan of media and inspiration in terms of style and spirit.
From Fenty Beauty to her music career, Rihanna’s ability to translate her personality into a style movement that low-key makes more money than everyone else’s is a testament to her ability to silently conquer the world of fashion.