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The Greatest LGBTQ Icons In Fashion

Updated April 16, 2020 3.5k votes 1.0k voters 230.6k views17 items

LGBTQ fashion icons come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fiercely bold models, while others are gay designers who work to promote equal rights and marriage equality. The people on this list have had successful careers as designers, models, and even actors. They are some of the biggest names in the world of fashion.

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

  • Gianni Versace
    Photo: Unknown / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

    Designer Gianni Versace was famous for creating beautiful clothing, fragrances, and accessories.

    He was with his partner, Antonio D'Amico, from 1982 until his passing in 1997.

    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1946-1997)
    • Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
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  • Tom Ford
    Photo: Nicogenin / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0

    Designer Tom Ford helped to revolutionize Gucci. He is also a successful filmmaker, director of A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals.

    He has been with his partner, Richard Buckley, for over 30 years.

    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
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  • Alexander McQueen
    Photo: Ed Kavishe / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

    Designer Alexander McQueen was a head designer at Givenchy.

    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
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    Yves Saint Laurent revolutionized fashion by introducing tuxedos for women

    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)
    • Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
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