Styles’s 71 Most Stylish ‘People’ of 2023  


The “people” on this list — who are presented in no particular order — reflect the ways that the Styles desk defines its coverage: high and low; fun and serious; curious and open-minded; reveling in characters; appreciating the material world; inviting everyone to the party.

Many were recognized for being Styles-ish, others for being stylish. (Several could not have done it without the help of stylists, costume designers and other crews.) Lots came from the worlds of politics, film, TV, music, sports and fashion. But a few caught our attention in less expected places, like courtrooms.

Some had great hair. Some had singular accessories. One person had both — and was mistaken for a duchess in disguise. Certain people might surprise you or (we hope) inspire heated debate. After all, one thing they had in common is they made us talk: about what we wear, how we live and how we express ourselves.


Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh waving on a red carpet. She is wearing a green gown with a matching stole and black gloves.
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The actress made history at the Oscars, became a face of Balenciaga and stood out on every red carpet.
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Photographs by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Her wardrobe for the Renaissance tour featured almost an entire season’s worth of couture looks.
A black-and-white image of Phoebe Philo.
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Six years after leaving Celine, fashion’s prodigal daughter returned with a namesake brand sold only online. Fans lost their minds, some over what they felt were high prices.


Frances Tiafoe playing tennis in a sleeveless shirt and shorts that have the same swirly, lava-lamp-like print.
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Big Foe, as the tennis player is known, scored big style points when he played the Australian Open in his colorful lava-lamp-like kit.


A still from “Bottoms” showing the characters P.J., left, and Josie, wearing rugby shirts.
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P.J., played by Rachel Sennott, and Josie, played by Ayo Edebiri, helped to usher in a rugby shirt renaissance.


A group photo of the NewJeans members, each of whom is wearing a white T-shirt, denim and a hat with bunny ears.
From left, NewJeans members Hyein, Hanni, Minji, Haerin and Danielle.Credit...ADOR

With a sound inspired by late ’90s and early 2000s R&B, the bunny-ears-wearing members of NewJeans climbed to the top of Billboard charts and earned various distinctions — including being the first female K-pop act to play Lollapalooza.


Patrick McHenry speaking at a microphone and wearing a jacket, a collared shirt and a striped bow tie.
Credit...Kenny Holston/The New York Times

A silver lining of watching the many House speaker votes? Seeing the outgoing Republican congressman’s various bow ties.
A schooner with a figurehead carved to resemble a voluptuous woman.


When the boat set sail, many started to see Lauren Sánchez, the former news anchor who became engaged to the Amazon founder in May, in its figurehead. In an interview with Vogue, she denied it was her likeness, suggesting that if the figurehead were inspired by her, it would have bigger breasts.

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Travis Kelce walking on a sidewalk wearing sunglasses, chain necklaces and patterned denim separates.
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Proximity to a certain pop star has made the Kansas City Chiefs tight end a household name — and a desirable billboard for labels like KidSuper.


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Angela Weiss/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


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The singer and rapper has made an art form of altering her image, using prosthetics (and an Oscar de la Renta gown) to evoke Karl Lagerfeld’s cat at the Met Gala and covering herself in ruby crystals to complete her fiery look at a Schiaparelli couture show.
Dylan Mulvaney on a red carpet. She has short blond wavy hair and is wearing a black, semi-sheer strapless dress.
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The transgender influencer did not let critics of her Bud Light campaign stop her from gracing red carpets at events like the Tony Awards, where she sparkled in a semi-sheer gown.
Pharrell Williams posing in a design studio with his arm around a dress form.
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Since taking over men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, he has tapped (a pregnant) Rihanna for an ad campaign and has designed a $1 million handbag.


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Alex Goodlett/Associated Press


Pool photo by Rick Bowmer
Pool photo by Rick Bowmer


Perhaps the only thing more talked about than her clothes at her ski crash trial were her courtroom quips, like “Well, I lost half a day of skiing,” which inspired a wave of T-shirts and other merchandise.


The Sphere, a dome lit up to look like a yellow smiley face, with people lined up outside.
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Las Vegas’s new arena has become the biggest visual spectacle in a city full of them.






As host of the murderous reality TV competition, the actor gave a master class in men’s wear.


Lauryn Hill performing in a chain-mail-like headpiece and a glittering white patterned suit with a bow at the back of the jacket.
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Her tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of her album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” treated fans to nostalgia and some pretty neat costumes.


Paul Mescal from the chest up, wearing a white tuxedo jacket with a red flower in the lapel. His hair is styled in a mullet.
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His commitment to — and command of — the mullet was remarkable.


A still from “Succession” showing a female character wearing a large bag with a check pattern over her shoulder.


As Tom Wambsgans said in the show: “What’s even in there, huh? Flat shoes for the subway? Her lunch pail? I mean … it’s monstrous. It’s gargantuan. You could take it camping. You could slide it across the floor after a bank job.”


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Cobra Team/Backgri


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Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images


Onscreen and off, the actor has surprised people with his accessories (that eyebrow piercing in “Saltburn”) and lack thereof (walking barefoot in Los Angeles). But his best accessorizing by far has been with handbags big and small.


Justin Jones, wearing a white suit, carrying a sign with his surname and raising a fist in a crowded hallway.
Credit...Jon Cherry for The New York Times


The Democratic lawmaker’s white suit became a potent political symbol when he was briefly expelled from the Tennessee legislature over a protest for gun control.


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Photographs by Presley Ann/Getty Images; Stephane Cardinale/Corbis, via Getty Images; Lionel Hahn/Getty Images; Michael Buckner/Variety, via Getty Images

On red carpets, the breakout star of “Killers of the Flower Moon” has a knack for mixing luxury fashion with pieces from independent and Native American designers.
A film still from “M3GAN” showing a lifelike doll wearing a brown jacket, a striped pussy bow and a beige collared shirt.
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The twisted doll had a killer outfit.


Greta Lee posing for a photo in a white pillbox-esque hat, a white blazer, a white top, white pants and open-toe shoes.
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The “Past Lives” actress dresses with a fearlessness that makes fashion fun. Her return to red carpets was among the many benefits of ending the actors’ union strike.


King Charles III, in a crown and long cloak, walking out of a building with boys in red coats holding the hem of his cloak.
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He finally got to wear St. Edward’s Crown.


Ice Spice, center, standing in a crowded room. She is fixing her red Afro with her hands and is wearing a diamond pendant necklace and a sheer red bodysuit with animal stripes.
Credit...Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times

The rapper known for her red Afro was the inspiration for a diamond necklace, a drink at Dunkin’ and lots of Halloween costumes.


Maggie Smith standing against a brick wall. She is wearing a dark greenish-brown furry coat and carrying a dark greenish handbag.


Her Loewe campaign was one the fashion world didn’t know it needed.


  An artificially generated image of Pope Francis wearing a long white puffer jacket and a hulking silver cross necklace.

Few of the artificially generated images that have flooded social media feeds were as fly as the rendering of Pope Francis in that puffer.


Jenna Lyons posing for a photo against a mantle. She is wearing big glasses, jeans and a black tuxedo jacket with sequined lapels.
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If nothing else, the “Real Housewives of New York City” reboot was a platform to remind people how well she executes high-low style.


Photographs by Rich Polk/NBC, via Getty Images
Photographs by Rich Polk/NBC, via Getty Images
Remember how many great outfits the comedian wore as host of the Golden Globes?


Princess Rajwa of Jordan, in a long-sleeved white gown with an asymmetrical neckline, and Prince Hussein of Jordan, in military garb, smiling and walking arm in arm past a cheering crowd outside.
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There was a lot of fashion at their royal wedding, but the bride and groom might have dressed the best.


Law Roach posing for a photo. He is holding a blue bag and wearing tinted sunglasses, a denim jacket, jeans and blue shoes that match his bag.
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He quit styling A-list celebrities. Or did he? Either way, he garnered a ton of attention for a job that’s mostly behind the scenes.


Kristen Kish standing in a crowd. She is wearing a pinstripe vest with no shirt, revealing her tattooed arms, and matching pants.
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She’s the new host of “Top Chef,” which hopefully means more opportunities to see her in top-notch tailoring.


Jimmy Butler posing for a photo holding a basketball. His short brown hair is straightened, he has several facial piercings, and he is wearing a Miami Heat uniform.
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After the Miami Heat lost the N.B.A. championship, the forward kicked off a new season with a new (temporary) emo look that included facial piercings, black nail polish and 2007-era Pete Wentz hair.


Gaurav Gupta, center, posing for a photo with Fan Bingbing and Cardi B.
From left, Fan Bingbing, Gaurav Gupta and Cardi B at the designer’s couture show in Paris in July.Credit...Laurent Benhamou/SIPA, via Shutterstock


The Indian couturier, who started his line some 20 years ago, was invited to show at Paris Couture Week for the first time. He also made the atmospheric blue gown Cardi B wore to the Grammys.


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Photographs by EMI and Capitol (videos); Eric Gaillard/Reuters; Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

The capstone of his stylish year? When Timothée Chalamet and the band boygenius replicated a look from the singer’s “Got Me Started” video — a tight white tank, baggy blue pants and red undies — on “Saturday Night Live.”

Mark Zuckerberg, with his back to the camera, flexing and making a fist in front of trees.
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He bulked up. And he might have agreed to a cage match with Elon Musk?


Ariana Madix walking outside in a yellow sweatshirt and matching yellow sweatpants.
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The “Vanderpump Rules” cast member came out of “Scandoval” with a cover of Glamour — and possibly looking better than ever.


Andrew Cooper/Netflix
Andrew Cooper/Netflix


Andrew Cooper/Netflix
Andrew Cooper/Netflix


As Amy, played by Ali Wong, unraveled, her changing hair and wardrobe perfectly captured her emotional state.


Karl Jenkins posing for a photo with one hand against his shaggy gray hair. He has a gray handlebar mustache and is wearing tortoiseshell glasses and a dark shirt.
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May he forever be known as the man who is not Meghan Markle.


Mary Earps clapping her hands together. She is wearing a green long-sleeved soccer jersey and matching shorts with neon gloves tucked in the back.
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With help from passionate fans, the keeper for England’s national women’s soccer team got Nike to issue versions of her Women’s World Cup jersey after the company initially said it wouldn’t.


Pedro Pascal on a red carpet wearing a red coat, a red shirt, a black tie, black shorts, black socks and black boots.
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His rugged physique, along with paternal roles in “The Last of Us” and “The Mandalorian,” helped him become the internet’s daddy.


Martha Stewart on a cover of Sports Illustrated wearing a white one-piece bathing suit beneath a yellow-gold cloak.
Credit...Ruven Afanador/Sports Illustrated

Was posing for the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue at 81 a bit gimmicky? Yes. Should she have any regrets? No.


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