Visual artist Andy Warhol–although not a fashion designer–carved out the blueprint for modern-day style muses with his Edie Sedgwick obsession. The model, arguably a goddess among mortals during the 60s, was Warhol’s drive behind a lot of his iconic works. “My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person,” he’s been quoted. Safe to say he might’ve been talking about his favorite It girl.
Fast forward to today, and you’ll find Rihanna slipping on exclusive Balmain ensembles for couturier Olivier Rousteing in his Paris studio. “He called me his muse,” she wrote in hashtags, stamping her, if not before, as one of the top fashion killas of our time. As always, the River Island designer and her unapologetic love for style has yet again landed her in great company.
Click through to see the top celebrity fashion muses and their designer pals throughout the years.
Screenwriter and director Sofia Coppola and American fashion designer Marc Jacobs
Brazilian heiress and model Alice Dellal and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld
French designer Christian Louboutin and Dancer/Actress Dita Von Teese
Singing icon Madonna and French designer Jean Paul Gaultier
Actress Charlize Theron and Dior designer John Galliano
Chief designer of Versace Donatella and British recording artist M.I.A.