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The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion  

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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.
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.

Age: Dec. at 51 (1946-1997)

Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy

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Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion
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Openly gay designer, Tom Ford, help to revolutionize Gucci. He is also a successful filmmaker, director of A Single Man, starring Colin Firth. He has been with his partner, Richard Buckley, since 1986.

Age: 57

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

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Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Gay Icons in Fashion
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Openly gay designer, Alexander McQueen, was named head designer at Givenchy in 1996. He married George Forsyth in 2000, but the couple split up one year later. He tragically took his own life in 2010.

Age: Dec. at 41 (1969-2010)

Birthplace: London Borough of Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

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Yves Saint Laurent revolutionized fashion by introducing a tuxedo shirt for women. He was openly gay.

Age: Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)

Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

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