One interesting fact about fashion and its designers is that their personal style often has no connection with the clothes they design and show us. The clothes these designers send to the runway on the models each new season are inspired by a number of styles and trends, but the creators when they come out to say hi they looks reflects an inherent and timeless style. They always wear the same thing season after season. Perhaps all of their creative energy is wrapped up in their work, so there’s nothing left to come up with a different outfit for themselves each day. Or, like the Mulleavys, maybe they’ve become detached from their work. Whatever it is, there is a trend among designers of picking a certain look and sticking to it.
Here are 10 who have done it to an extreme — some for a few months and some for entire decades. And remember Tina Fey’s advice: “A wise friend once told me, ‘Don’t wear what fashion designers tell you to wear. Wear what they wear.’ His point being that most designers, no matter what they throw onto the runway, favor simple, flattering pieces for themselves.” It’s true! See below for evidence.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER