Exploring The Most Influential Fashion Friendships

Friendships in the world of fashion are always worth celebrating.

Whether it’s the legendary bond between Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent or the dynamic duo of Bella Hadid and Virgil Abloh. 

These B.F.Fs, or “Best-Fashion-Friendships,” captivate both fashion enthusiasts and casual pop culture consumers.

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Moreover, the history behind these friendships often sheds light on the journey to success for one or both parties involved.

Fortunately, there are numerous tales of fashion friendships to satisfy your craving for more. 

We compiled a list of the most influential B.F.F. duos that have left an indelible mark on the industry.

Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent

One such iconic duo is Dior and  Saint Laurent

Before establishing his own Maison, Saint Laurent honed his skills at the House of Dior, where he was hired on the spot. Following Dior’s passing, their mentorship propelled Saint Laurent to become the head designer of the brand.

Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent
Dior and Saint Laurent/Photo via Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Jean Paul Gaultier and Madonna

Gaultier has been one of Madonna’s preferred designers for years, creating unforgettable pieces such as the cone bra famously worn during her Blonde Ambition tour.

Jean Paul Gaultier and Madonna cone bra
Madonna wearing Gaultier’s conical cage corset/Photo via Instagram @jeanpaulgaultier
Gaultier and Madonna
Gaultier and Madonna/Photo via Instagram @jeanpaulgaultier

Naomi Campbell and Azzedine Alaïa

The friendship between Campbell and Alaïa is equally renowned. 

Alaïa discovered Campbell when she was just 16, kickstarting her stellar modeling career. 

Their close bond endured until Alaïa’s untimely death in 2018.

Naomi Campbell and Azzedine Alaïa
Alaïa and Campbell in 2000/Photo via Instagram @bailey_studio

Olivier Rousteing and Rihanna

Olivier Rousteing and Rihanna share a longstanding and iconic friendship. 

Known for his celebrity connections, Rousteing has collaborated extensively with Rihanna since 2013, admiring her ability to blend men’s and women’s fashion effortlessly.

Olivier Rousteing and Rihanna
Rihanna and Rousteing in 2012/Photo from Balmain via Facebook

Bella Hadid and Virgil Abloh

Last but not least, we have Bella Hadid and Virgil Abloh.

As a proponent of youth culture, it’s no surprise that Abloh and Hadid have formed a close relationship. 

Since the early stages of her career, they have worked together closely, showcasing awe-inspiring looks on the runway.

Bella Hadid and Virgil Abloh
Abloh and Hadid/Photo via Instagram @bellahadid

Banner photo via Instagram @bellahadid.

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