Best Dressed In The Art World


Artforum publisher Knight Landesman; collector, creative director, and television host China Chow; and artist Aaron Young.

From a couture-clad curator and colorful publisher to a Coogi-collecting artist and a been-there-shot-that fashion photographer, these are their own muse, master, and masterpiece. Their unique signature style is revered and imitated the world over, whether on a red carpet or gallery wall — and they always know who the It-designers are, sometimes before anyone else. They’re the rock stars Is it any wonder why the worlds of art and fashion get along so well?

Aaron Young1357682891-e44d3-1

Easily transitioning from uptown swank to downtown grit, Aaron Young is a sartorial chameleon. The handsome artist exploded onto the scene this year, rip-roaring across social pages as if gunning one of his famous motorcycles.

Knight Landesman1357682895-37887

Artforum publisher Knight Landesman’s colorful suits lend an air of whimsy in a crowd that can sometimes take itself too seriously.

Fatima Al Qadiri1357682897-03a9e

With her angular crop and minimal-meets-sporty style, Fatima Al Qadiri dresses for the future. It’s a look as fresh as her musical mash-ups.

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis1357682898-ad7ec

With an equally daunting name and title—Vogue’s Style Editor at Large—TNT stands out more than most. Then there’s her penchant for Miu Miu, Michael Kors, Prabal Gurung, and Proenza Schouler.

Mario Testino1357682902-548c8

Fashion photographer extraordinaire Mario Testino had a big 2012, with the opening of his MATE Asociación Foundation in his native Peru. The gregarious lensman blends sharp tailoring with a casual vibe.

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn1357682904-0457c

Gallerist Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn has a wardrobe as chicly curated as her Salon 94 Gallery, and she’s not afraid of ambitious pieces by the likes of Rodarte and Rick Owens.

Gilbert & George1357682905-1c9fc

For four decades Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore have been paragons of British style in their coordinated tweeds and sharply tailored suits.

Yvonne Force Villareal1357682908-bf0ff

When the Art Production Fund co-founder worked on the Gucci for the Guggenheim project in 1998, the Italian fashion house gave her the keys to their closet. Since then Villareal has been a major force in fashion and art mash-ups, like pairing Prada with Elmgreen and Dragset for their Marfa installation.

China Chow1357682909-fc751

Whether acting as muse to artist Richard Phillips or hosting the now-defunct reality show “Work of Art,” Chow always manages to wear ensembles fit for gallery walls, such as a Miu Miu frock with the bright colors and bold shapes of an Ellsworth Kelly painting.

 Mariko Mori1357682913-7f141

Mariko Mori always looks chic in her preferred ivory color palette. Plus, she has a strong fashion background, having attended Tokyo’s prestigious Bunka Fashion College and worked as a fashion model in the late ‘80s.




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