Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List is the annual stamp of approval for the most stylish celebrities year round. From the red carpet to street style, the list comprises of Hollywood stars with a well-developed sense of personal style.
This year’s list is broken down into four parts; Fashion Fluidity, The Peacocks, The Originals, Power Plays, The Globalistas, Regal Bearing, The Mix Masters, The New Elegance and The Big Mood.
Tracee Ellis Ross, Donald Glover and Meghan Markle are some of the names on the famed list. See the Africans on that made the list below:
Born: Dar es Salaam. My parents were Ghanaian diplomats, based in Tanzania when I was born.
Favorite wardrobe items: My Panerai Luminor Marina watch and my long white Balmain shirt.
Favorite designers: Virgil Abloh and Carlo Brandelli.
Favorite accessory: My Ghanaian beads.
Style icon: Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president.
Style advice: Always mix high fashion with high-street fashion.
Jenke Ahmed Tailly
Born: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Favorite wardrobe item: A vintage Alaïa coat which Mr. Alaïa gracefully adjusted before gifting it to me.
Favorite designer: Hedi Slimane is heaven for my sense of aesthetic—and he’s half African.
Favorite accessory: A scarf from my mother’s Saint Laurent treasures.
Best 2018 fashion purchase: A beautiful men’s caftan I got in Dakar.
Style icon: My grandfather, Jean Tailly.
Style motto: Style is not about clothes; it’s about dreaming.
Favorite wardrobe item: My vintage French workman’s jackets.
Favorite designer: Madame Grès.
Best 2018 fashion purchase: A Wales Bonner suit.
Style icon: David Hammons.
Style advice: For the classics, always get multiples.