These days, everyone’s a critic. Pretty much anyone with an Instagram account can follow the trends displayed at the latest runway shows and share their opinion in a gushing or scathing captions. But there are still those who make their living by writing and curating thoughtful critiques of the fashion industry. And these people, themselves, can often become fashion icons. Here are the world’s most famous fashion critics and how they dress!
Alexa Chung is an editor at the British Vogue (many people on this list will be from Vogue, FYI). She uses her deep knowledge about fashion to comment on seasonal trends, new collections from the world’s leading designers, and styling tips. When it comes to her personal aesthetic, she tries to wear clothes that compliment her body and highlight her long legs.
Kate Lanphear has worked for nearly every big-name fashion magazine in the world. She’s worked for Vogue Australia, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Maxim, and now she’s a creative director at Marie Claire. She smartly combines clothes in dark tones to get that classic “I’m too cool for this event” look.
You’ll never have trouble picking Julia Sarr-Jamois out of a crowd. If it’s not for incredible hair, it will be her bright and striking outfits. She is an editor-at-large of the British Vogue, and can often be spotted at “Fashion Week” events all around the world, scouting for the best-dressed people both on and around the runway.