Fashion has always been a big part of our culture, and gay people have always had an impact in the fashion industry, from movie stars, musicians, and fashion designers, which is why it is so hard to figure out which person has had the biggest impact in fashion. We will try to narrow the list down, with our top 5 greatest gay icons in fashion.

Gianni Versace


He was an openly gay Italian fashion designer that founded Versace, a fashion house that produced clothes, fragrances, makeup, and other accessories. He worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion and entertainment industry, and designed clothes for people like Princess Diana, Elton John, Madonna, and Sting. He is also credited with linking the fashion world with the music world. He was one of the most popular designers in the 90s and was mentioned in songs by a few artists.




Alexander McQueen

mcqHe is gay British fashion designer that had a big impact in the world of fashion. He was the chief designer at Givenchy, before branching out on his own and creating the Alexander McQueen label. His works gathered a lot of praise, and he was named British Designer of the Year four times, and won the International Designer of the Year award in 2003. He also worked with a lot of celebrities, like Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, and Sarah Jessica Parker.


Yves Saint Laurent

yslYves Saint Laurent was an openly gay designer who was considered one of the greatest fashion designers ever. He was an Algerian born French designer, who was credited with creating the tuxedo suit for women and using non-white models. He worked for Christian Dior at the beginning of his career, but was fired in 1960. He would later open up his own label and go on to be one of the most influential designers in the world. His impact on the fashion world was so big that the French president and his wife attended his funeral. YSL is famous not only for awesome dresses, suits and shirt designs but was also famous for interior design.




Karl Lagerfeld

klThe gay German designer is one of the most famous names and faces in fashion. He is the head of design and creative director of Chanel and Fendi, two of the biggest fashion houses in the world, as well as his own Lagerfeld fashion house. While he is one of the most recognizable faces in fashion, Lagerfeld is also known for his sharp tongue and has made some quite controversial comments over the years.






Coco Chanel

cocoChanel was a French designer who has been dead since 1971, but is still one of the biggest names in fashion today. She designed clothes, bags, hats, jewellery and other accessories, but her most famous creation was the fragrance Chanel No. 5, which is still very popular today.