Vanity Fair has unveiled its Best Dressed List for 2019! The list which was divided into five categories; The Virtuosos, The Classics, The Originals, The Pros, and The Ensembles, features this year’s fashion trendsetters on the publication’s annual best-dressed list featuring a sheikha, an N.B.A. star, and notable Africans Kehinde Wiley and Reni Folawiyo. 

Reni Folawiyo

Joining the likes of Celine Dion, Billy Porter, Dwayne Wade among others, this year’s list features those who have dared to make statements from feminism to gender roles; as Vanity Fair put it: “Fashion hasn’t been this performative in decades“.

Scroll below to get Wiley’s and Folawiyo’s fashion secrets. And see the full list on

Occupation: Artist.
Home base: NYC, Beijing; Dakar, Senegal.
Happiest wearing: A chalk-line-print custom suit for the unveiling of his portrait of Barack Obama.
Trend I despise: Fast fashion “shows a disrespect for the ceremony surrounding clothing.”
Item I overuse: “Simple white Converse go with everything.”
Favorite designers: Amine Bendriouich, Sarah Diouf, Adebayo Oke-Lawal.

Occupation: Founder/CEO, Alara boutique.
Home base: Lagos, Nigeria.
Current obsession: Magical ’70s watches that “close up and become beautiful bracelets.”
Style icon: Josephine Baker.
Favorite designers: Duro Olowu, Phoebe Philo, Kenneth Ize, J.W. Anderson.
Bury me in: “Clothes are for living. Ask me to drinks after I just got a Valentino gown, I could turn up in that.”