This year, Vanity Fair's prestigious Best-Dressed List looks a little different than usual. In addition to highlighting the expected, high-profile figures (like H.R.H. the Duchess of Cambridge, Karlie Kloss, the King of Bhutan, and H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands), this year's list has some undeniably progressive mentions from the world of streetwear.
This year, Pharrell Williams makes the list, citing adidas Stan Smiths as his top kicks, Mark McNairy as his most trusted tailor, and Dover Street Market as his top spot for acquiring new gear. Victor Cruz mentions Kith as his number one shop, Air Jordan 3 Retros as his preferred shoes, and coincidentally, Pharrell Williams as his style icon.
It's a new day when stores like Kith and shoes like Air Jordan 3s are mentioned in the same group as Lanvin pants, Gucci loafers, Prada ties, and Thom Browne button-down shirts. This year's Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List places more relatable, streetwear-conscious guys alongside literal royalty, on a list that used to be more about guys who were "best-dressed" based on being fancy and suited. Now, guys who wear tees and Js are in the mix, and this marks another huge step in the progression of streetwear's transcendence.
One slight may be the exclusion of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian from the Best Dressed Couples list. Who are Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen anyway? JK, but it seems like VF may have intentionally forgotten the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple, who got a Vogue cover this year, and who have been stunting their superior style all over the globe (with wedding outfits custom designed by Riccardo Tisci, and more).
Below are some noteworthy inclusions. Check out the full list on Vanity Fair.