Doja Cat used her crazy sense of fashion alchemy, Beyoncé brought back disco trends, and Blackpink applied for a full-time gig as the “coolest band in the world” — here are artists who took sartorial genius to a new level
To quote hip hop legend and fashion trendsetter Slick Rick: “When it comes to style, you either have it or you don’t.” Today ‘having it’ is more important than ever; style and music have never been so inseparable. That’s why we decided to rank the 25 most stylish musicians in the world – from Beyoncé restoring 1970s and 1980s looks to her renaissance era, to rapper Dawn who continues to evolve classic hip-hop silhouettes in his single “Stupid Cool”. to Rosalía balancing soft and hard (or as she puts it, “give and takegive and take”) in her Motomami tour wardrobe. These musicians embodied style with distinction and personality, telling stories through clothes while weaving their own identities into every look.
For Rolling stone‘s second annual Most Stylish Musicians list, we selected a panel of voters from across the worlds of fashion, music and culture. They were asked to pick and rank 20 musicians, with the definition of “classy” being up to each individual voter. Do you disagree with our choices? Email email@example.com to express your grievances.
Alastair Mckimm editor-in-chief iD; Albert Ayal founder and creative director, Up Next Designer; Amanda Charchian photographer; Ariana Phillips costume designer; B. Akerlund fashion activist and costume designer; Bridget Chartrand vice president of women’s clothing purchasing, Ssense; clicked film directors; Colm Dillane creative director, Kidsuper; David Joseph Tamargo CEO, Alligator Jesus; Dion Lee creative director, Dion Lee; Doni Nahmias creative director and founder, Nahmias; Edwin Thompson designer and creative director, Theophilio; Eric Johnson photographer; Frederick Barassi vice president of menswear purchasing, Ssense; Francesco Risso creative director, Marni; Hannah Lux Davis video director; Ludovic de Saint Sernin creative director, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Ann Demeulemeester; Manuel Rios actor; Marcus Correa creative director and stylist; May Bang makeup artist; Nicholas Formichetti creative director and fashion director; Odunayo (Ayo) Ojo fashion critic and journalist; Patty Wilson fashion stylist and consultant; Raisa flowers makeup artist; Silvia Prada artist and director, Playgirl magazine; Stavros Karelis founder and purchasing director, Machine-A; Stuart Vevers creative director, coach; Tetsuya Akiyama artist and owner, Grillz Jewelz; William Bennett editor-in-chief, Highsnobiety; Willy Chavarria founder and creative director, Willy Chavarria
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