Fashion's Famous Muses

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  • Janelle Monae and Karl Lagerfeld
  • Ciara and Riccardo Tisci
  • Rihanna and Olivier Rousteing
  • Rita Ora and Karl Lagerfeld
  • Joan Smalls and Riccardo Tisci
  • M.I.A. and Donatella Versace
  • Naomi Campbell and Dolce & Gabbana
  • Chanel Iman and Michael Kors
  • Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti
  • Vanessa Williams
  •  Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham

Janelle Monae and Karl Lagerfeld

While we look to magazines and our favorite celebrities to learn what’s hot in fashion, designers turn to their fashionable friends to test drive their next masterpiece. See the stars who serve as muses for some of the hottest designers. By Britt Middleton

From their love of black-and-white tuxedos to their matching pompadours, the R&B songstress and Lagerfeld, creative director for Chanel, are a match in fashion heaven. Lagerfeld even used a remix of “Q.U.E.E.N.” as the soundtrack to his Spring/Summer 2014 Paris Fashion Week show. 

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