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Gay fashion icons come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fiercely bold models, while others are openly gay designers who work to promote gay rights and same-sex marriage. Gay style icons have had successful careers as designers, models, and even actresses. The famous gay icons on this list are all big names in the world of fashion.

Who is the most famous gay icon in fashion? Lindsay Lohan's fashion style is analyzed and adored by the gay community, and other fabulous female gay fashion icons include Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, and Lady Gaga.

Many revolutionary fashion designers are openly gay. Karl Lagerfeld has worked for Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, and many more of the top names in fashion. Openly gay designer, Valentino, has influenced a generation of designers and his gowns are frequently seen on the red carpet.

Who do you think are the greatest gay icons in the world of fashion? Cast your votes below.
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Gianni Versace


Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion
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Openly gay designer, Gianni Versace, was famous for creating beautiful clothing, fragrances, and accessories. He was with his partner, Antonio D'Amico, from 1982 until his death in 1997.

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Age: Died at 51 (1946-1997)

Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy

Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Actor, Costume Designer

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#19 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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Valentino


Valentino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion
Valentino has influenced a generation of designers, and his gowns are frequently seen on the red carpet. He has been in a relationship with his partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, for over 50 years.

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Age: 84

Birthplace: Italy, Voghera

Profession: Fashion designer, Designer

Credits: The Devil Wears Prada, Valentino: The Last Emperor

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#18 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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Coco Chanel


Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion
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Coco Chanel created iconic designs and fragrances for a generation, and is a classic gay icon of fashion.

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Age: Died at 88 (1883-1971)

Birthplace: Saumur, France

Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

Credits: The Rules of the Game, The Blood of a Poet, Tonight or Never, The Greeks had a Word for Them

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#75 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#9 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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Yves Saint Laurent


Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion
Yves Saint Laurent revolutionized fashion by introducing a tuxedo shirt for women. He was openly gay.

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Age: Died at 72 (1936-2008)

Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

Profession: Fashion designer, Designer

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