Top Ten Fashion Icons We Love

With the constant stream of style inspiration, from street style-star snaps to couture gowns seen on the red carpet, dreaming up a designer closet has never been more accessible. Fashion blogs, live streamed presentations and the ever-refreshing feed of Instagram images only adds to our insatiable style desire, and conjuring up fashion fantasies can often lead to closet envy. So who has the fairest, most desired wardrobe of all? Read on to see the top ten closets we’d love to raid.

Illustration by Laura Laine
Illustration by Laura Laine

10. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Embodying that elusively cool andy stylish model off-duty look, this British beauty displays edge and charm in equal measure. Choosing ladylike, elegant gowns on the red carpet highlights the model’s ability to ooze glamour, while her stylish, rock n’ roll street style and well-documented fashion-forward airport ensembles demonstrate her effortless and enviable taste, as documented here.

9. Rita Ora
If there was ever a star who showed fashion fearlessness with idiosyncrasy, it’s Ora. Combing the unique mashup of tomboy and pinup with a lots of colour thrown in the mix, the talented singer looks equally cool and comfortable in boyfriend jeans and a pixie cut as she does in hot pants and her signature red lip. Plus, she’s never afraid to throw on a kooky, quirky piece or two: from accessories to statement pieces, Ora rocks ’em all.

Rosie, Rita, Chloë

8. Chloë Grace Moretz
When Teen Vogue throws you your sweet 16 birthday party (complete with a sparkly pink tiered birthday cake), your closet is bound to be undeniably raid-worthy. The NYFW front row staple exemplifies the delicate balance between youthful effervesce (she’s known to have a huge collection of really cool vintage t-shirts) and feminine glamour.

7. Rihanna
Pop princess Rihanna’s sporty, borrowed-from-the-boys’ style is often juxtaposed with super sexy and girlie getups. Badass sneakers (often from her namesake collection with Puma; check it out here), lots of leather and millions of snapbacks would be just as fun to play dress up in as her oft-spotted in sophisticated Manolo’s and glamorous gowns.

6. Taylor Swift
Ever the style chameleon, you’ll want to raid T-Swift’s closet whether you prefer 50’s circle skirts or have an inclination for designer high tops (fringed suede YSL’s, anyone?). Sporting a sharper, more downtown look as of late, Swift’s statuesque frame makes anything and everything look good. If that wasn’t enough, her notoriously fashion-forward squad would mean there’s even more pieces to steal.

Rihanna, Taylor and Marion
Rihanna, Taylor and Marion

5. Marion Cotillard
If French style is quintessentially understated, sophisticated and alluring all at the same time, no one displays that sartorially better than Cotillard. Often choosing easy, simple yet elegant shift dresses for the red carpet, the actress looks perfectly composed, but never contrived.

4. Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Another French style star, this former Vogue Editor’s daughter illustrates the moody, sultry side of francophone fashion. With her affinity for all things black, luxurious textiles and a perfectly paired pump, Restoin Roitfeld gives us serious style envy.

Julia, Poppy, Anna

3. Poppy Delevingne
Prints, pops of colour and lots of leg are the defining elements of Cara’s big sister’s style. A little bohemian, a little spirited and a lot fabulous, Poppy Delevingne masterfully mixes and shows us the art of dressing.

2. Anna Della Russo
Vogue Japan’s Editor has been quoted saying, “I need at least $50,000 to get dressed everyday.” The most-snapped editor of street style blogs and major glossies’ style pages alike, her outlandish outfits and fearless fashion choices never cease to impress.

1. Kate Moss
The legendary, the one, the only, Queen Kate. An fashion veteran after 25 years in the industry, she is still one of the most in-demand models, and coasts alongside girls half her age effortlessly. A style chameleon, she easily flits from boho-chic festival fashion it-girl to ultra-glam goddess to rock n’ roll badass grunge style, and pulls off each look as spectacularly cool as the next. All hail the queen of fashion, and the number one celeb closet to raid; see her evolution here.