The fashion industry may be filled with many things, but the one thing that we celebrate every day is the iconic friendships the industry has created – followed by the epic runway moments they’ve built together, especially when that friendship is between fashion icons like Bella Hadid and Virgil Abloh or Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott.
As a lover of all things fashion and an average consumer of all things pop culture, you could say there is something truly fascinating and intriguing about these iconic duos. Take supermodel Naomi Campbell and Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa for example. Campbell was at the very beginning of her career. It’s even too soon to say career, as she was an emerging supermodel trying to make way into the fashion industry but couldn’t find that one opportunity that would skyrocket her career until she met Azzedine Alaïa. The late designer gave Noami a once in a lifetime opportunity to work together and ever since skyrocketed her career – now that’s one lucky charm.
Their story is just one of the many iconic fashion friend duo’s we’ve seen over time. Ahead, find a round-up of the most influential friends in fashion to date.
1. alexander mcqueen and isabella blow
Isabella Blow was a die-hard Alexander McQueen fan, even before McQueen launched his career. When the designer was only emerging and finishing his final year at Central Saint Martins, Blow paid more than £5,000 for McQueen’s entire final project when graduating from college and helped support his career as a designer when he first launched. Now, if that’s not love – I don’t know what is.
2. Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier
Gaulthier has been one of Madonna’s all-time favourite designers. Over the years, the two have created some of the most i-c-o-n-i-c looks, from red carpet looks to performance attire and beyond.
3. Olivier Rousteing and Rihanna
Rousteing has many celebrity friendships, but the one that stands out the most is his longstanding relationship with none other than our girl RiRi. The duo met and began working together on several projects for Balmain back in 2013 and have been inseparable since.
4. virgil abloh & bella hadid
Alboh and Hadid are the duo we never knew we needed, and honestly, I’m surprised we couldn’t see it before it happened. As the king of youth culture and the queen of life, their friendship has taken the fashion industry by storm and continues to create the most breathtaking moments on the runway.
Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott are a match made in heaven. The iconic duo has created some of the most memorable red-carpet looks to date, leaving us highly anticipating what their next move will be.
6. Naomi Campbell and Azzedine Alaïa
Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia and iconic supermodel Noami Campbell are probably among the most iconic fashion friendships of them all. The late designer discovered Campbell at the age of 16, and ever since her career skyrocketed, the duo remained close friends until Azzedine died in 2018.