Gq Names Kanye West Its Most Stylish Man Of 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, December 31, (THEWILL) – GQ has announced rapper/designer Kanye West as its 'Most Stylish Man of 2015'.
Based on fan votes via social media, Kanye emerged winner thanks to the 'almighty power' of the Kardashian social media complex, which spiked the number of votes cast in West’s direction (520,119 votes) as against Lucky Blue Smith's 445,073.
Lucky Blue is a 17-year old American model known for his platinum blond hair.
As to how Kanye came to claim the title for the second year in a row, GQ writes:
“If there was ever a year dominated Kanye’s personal style, it was 2015. From the debut of his Yeezy label at New York Fashion Week back in February to the rollout of Yeezy Boosts throughout the year that instantly sold out, West had a dominant hand in defining how men wanted to look in 2015. His elevated, athletic-inspired aesthetic is part of the reason the athleisure look hit critical mass this year (even landing the word in the dictionary). Plus, West’s own wardrobe is studied, tracked, and blogged about with an amount of fervour usually reserved for female stars (like the rapper/designer’s own headline-grabbing wife). From Haider Ackermann velvet bomber jackets to Balmain blazers, ripped Acne jeans to his beloved Bottega Veneta Chelsea boots, every piece West wears sparks a discussion on the current state of menswear (and, we assume, launches a million Google searches). And in a year where West didn’t release a new album, or any new music to the masses, really, it’s no small feat that the style-minded man stayed at the center of our radars—and obviously yours—all year long.”
Scroll down to see the complete chart of contenders for this year's title.
2. Kanye West
Kim must be ecstatic right about now! Quick question though… do you agree with GQ?