The best designers in the world are most often recognized, of course, for the creations they put on other people—but what about how they dress themselves? There are a number of designers whose personal style is off the charts, and we think it's about time we gave them their due recognition.
From Marc Jacobs and his preference for women's wear to Dian von Furstenberg and her enviable collection of colorful dresses and amazing accessories, these 17 designers have us wanting to raid thier closets immediately.
Keep scrolling to see some of the best-dressed designers ever!
The New York-based designer, known for his avant garde womenswear creations, takes similar risks with his own personal wardrobe. You have to admire his penchant for well-tailored suits, cropped hemlines, and splashes of color.
But, of course: No best-dressed list would be complete without the designers who helm The Row and Elizabeth & James. Always on-point, they have inspired legions of worshipping fans (ourselves included).
As we've seen, Marc Jacobs is one of the very few men in the world who can wear a skirt better than most women. And apparently, he can get away with wearing straight-up pajamas in public. He makes them look so good.
The iconic designer, who created an army of liberated women when she came up with the wrap dress decades ago, never shies away from color, loves a statement accessory, and is always super-polished.
The designer, known for her preppy-chic design aesthetic, is a bit more adventurous in her own wardrobe, and she definitely knows what works for her.
The creative director of Brioni stays consistently on-brand, as he almost always steps out in some of the most beautiful suits we've ever laid eyes on.
The Louisiana-born designer infuses the vividness of Southern life and culture into his wardrobe; the bow tie is his signature accessory.
The heiress to the Missoni empire has an incredibly eclectic sense of personal style, and we respect her boldness when it comes to mixing prints, colors, and fabrics.
With a design style that leans toward architectural modernism, Alexander Wang keeps his own personal wardrobe simple and streamlined. He almost always wears some combination of black, white, and gray, and his dedication to his look is worth recognizing.
Victoria Beckham's looks are most often equated with so-called "power dressing." She never met a pair of trousers she didnt' like, but occasionally changes up her look with knitwear, dresses, or skirts.
A mere mention of Tom Ford's name conjures images of sexy men in perfect suits—and for good reason. The man himself never falters when it comes to his vast and enviable collection of suitwear.
The designer responsible for most women considering a crisp white button-down a closet staple, Carolina Herrera wears them very well herself.
The masterminds behind increasingly buzzy label Public School, Chow and Osborne always look on-point when they step out, incorporating a mix of urban influence, modernism, and a taste for well-tailored clothes.
Simply put: If we could steal any closet in the world, it might be the one belonging to Céline creative director Phoebe Philo.
Givenchy's creative director mixes casual staples (like a denim jacket) with chic pieces better than anyone.
The popular British designer always manages to inject a bit of whimsy into her otherwise entirely sophisticated wardrobe.
The Canadian-born London designer is known for incorporating avant-garde elements into his creations, and the same goes for his own wardrobe. (Check out the platforms on those loafers.)
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