Doja Kat flexed her wicked sense of fashion alchemy, Beyoncé brought back disco trends, Blackpink applied for a full-time gig as “the coolest band on Earth” — here are the artists who took sartorial genius to new heights
To quote hip-hop “When it comes to style, you either have it or you don’t,” says legend and fashion trendsetter Slick Rick. These days “having it” is more important than ever; Style and music have never been inextricably linked. So, we decided to rank the 25 most stylish musicians in the world – from Beyoncé reprising her renaissance seventies and eighties look, to rapper Dawn channeling the classic hip-hop silhouette in his song “Stupid Cool.” Balancing soft and hard for Rosalia (or as she describes it, “toma y dacagive”) in her Motomami Travel wardrobe. These musicians weaved their own identities into every look, telling stories with the clothes, epitomizing style with a vibrant personality.
For Rolling Stone‘s second annual Most Stylish Musicians list, we selected a panel of voters from around the world in fashion, music and culture. They were asked to select and rank 20 musicians, defining “style” according to each voter. Have any disagreements with our picks? Email [email protected] to air your grievances.
Alastair Mackin Editor-in-Chief, iD; Albert Ayle Founder and Creative Director, Up Next Designer; Amanda Charchien photographer; Arianne Phillips clothing designer; B. Akerlund fashion activist and fashion designer; Brigitte Chartrand Vice President of Womenswear Buying, Ssense; click film directors; Colm Dylan Creative Director, Kidsuper; David Joseph Tamargo CEO, Alligator Jesus; Dion Lee Creative Director, Dion Lee; Dhoni Namiyas Creative Director and Founder, Nahmias; Edwin Thompson Designer and Creative Director, Theofilio; Eric Johnson photographer; Federico Barazzi Vice President of Menswear Buying, Ssense; Francesco Rizzo Creative Director, Marni; Hannah Lux Davis Video Director; Ludovic de Saint Cernin creative director, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Ann Demeulemeester; Manu Rios the actor Marcus is lame Creative Director and Stylist; This is Pang makeup artist; Nicola Formichetti Creative Director and Fashion Director; Odunayo (Ayo) Ojo fashion critic and journalist; Patty Wilson stylist and consultant; Raisa flowers makeup artist; Silvia Prada Artist and Cinematographer, Playgirl magazine; Stavros Karelis Founder and Director of Purchasing, Machine-A; Stuart Weavers Creative Director, Coach; Tetsuya Akiyama Artist and owner, Grillz Jewelz; Willa Bennett Editor-in-Chief, Highsnobiety; Willy Chavarria Founder and Creative Director, Willy Chavarria
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