Era of Prominence: 2011-2012

Jay-Z was undoubtedly inspired by Kanye West, who, if we're being honest, (probably) introduced hip-hop to Givenchy. The same year the pair embarked on their Watch the Throne journey—the album and the respective tour—Jay started wearing plenty of leather and gold chain, a la Yeezy, and of course Givenchy. From custom Riccardo Tisci designs to silk shirts from the spring/summer 2013 collection that had yet to hit stores at the time, the King of New York was on top of it all, at times even outshining  the dozens of other celebrities who hopped on the Givenchy train.