Fashion power couple Tom Ford and Richard Buckley, Getty Images.
10 FASHION POWER COUPLES
The fashion world’s most-envied: the twosomes who mix love and fashion, taking dressing well to new duotastic heights along the way. Read on for our 10 favourite fashion power couples.
10. JONATHAN ADLER AND SIMON DOONAN
Jonathan and Simon are an artistic force of nature for our times – the former is a renowned ceramicist with a lifestyle empire and the latter is creative ambassador for Barneys New York.
9. ALASDHAIR WILLIS AND STELLA MCCARTNEY
Stella and her husband live the dream – she looks after her own label while he is head at British brand Hunter, and at home they split their time with four children between Notting Hill and a house in the country.
8. KATIE HILLIER AND PATRICK GRANT
The darlings of London fashion, Katie and Patrick, have all bases covered. He’s the dashing menswear maverick E.Tautz and she ran Marc by Marc Jacobs with her BFF Luella Bartley before they decided to go solo this year.
7. JENNA LYONS AND COURTNEY CRANGI
The president of J.Crew is a flair-filled style icon for the masses, and her girlfriend, Courtney, who is a partner in her brother Philip’s hip jewellery line, isn’t a dull dresser, either.
6. RICK OWENS AND MICHELE LAMY
These two play by their own rules. While Rick lends his name and design skills to the label, Michele, the high priestess of goth style, is his business partner. Together they have created the Rick Owens universe: dark, mysterious and very cool.
5. INEZ VAN LAAMSWERDE AND VINOODH MATADIN
This Dutch pair have stuck together over the years, in love and in work. Together they’re one of the world’s most in-demand photography duos, having shot for Miu Miu, Chanel, Givenchy, Chloé and countless more.
4. TOM FORD AND RICHARD BUCKLEY
The design supremo met his other half in the 1980s, when Buckley was an editor at WWD. They’ve been together ever since, despite a 14-year age gap, and have a child, Alexander, together.
3. NATALIA VODIANOVA AND ANTOINE ARNAULT
It’s fitting that supermodel Natalia should have a fashionable partner. Antoine is the handsome scion of the Arnault family, who own LVMH (the French luxury conglomerate who owns brands like Céline, Dior and Givenchy), and he himself is the CEO of Italian shoe house Berluti.
2. MIUCCIA PRADA AND PATRIZIO BERTELLI
Possibly the most powerful couple in fashion, Miuccia and Patrizio run Prada, with Mrs Prada heading up design while Patrizio handles the business side – proof that love can be the basis for the best business.
1. KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN
Magazines, music, TV and fashion: nowhere is safe from the pervasive clout of the Kardashian-West clan. Kim and Kanye are the most talked-about couple in the world and their creative influence is felt everywhere.