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When it comes to personality, the fashion world is bursting at the seams. From models to creative directors, we’ve put a list together of our top personality fashion favourites. Iris Apfel A fashion list would be nothing without Iris. Renowned for her oversized circular glasses and ravishing personal style, Iris has had a long-lived status as a fashion icon. She started her career in Women’s Wear Daily, founded Old World Weavers with her husband, and, through lecturing and consulting in fashion, is showing no signs of slowing down at 93 years of age. Even with an hugely successful career behind her, Iris remains utterly charming with people going weak at the knees when they get the chance to speak to her. However, Iris went a bit shaky herself when Kanye West payed her a compliment in this clip from the documentary ‘Iris’. Watch below: Tavi Gevinson At the other end of the spectrum, we have Tavi Gevinson who was a fashion child prodigy. She started her career at 12 years of age with a fashion blog, Style Rookie, which documented her wearing different, quirky, outfits and a commentary on seasonal key trends. Through the success of her blog, which drew 30,000 readers a day, she was featured in the New York Times, appeared on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media list, and became a front row fixture at fashion weeks. Although some have been cruel about her how she achieved her career, she brushed it off and put her success down to hard graft. Alexis Bittar cast both Tavi and Iris in his Spring 15 campaign to illustrate that fashion has no age limits. Grace Coddington Grace Coddington is the creative director at American Vogue who leapt into our hearts back in 2009 with the release of The September Issue. As a teenager she modelled for Vogue, then began working as a junior editor there in the 50s and joined forces with Anna Wintour in the 80s. Thanks to her candour, warmth, and wit in The September Issue and her memoir, Grace has become a fashion star who Anna Wintour dubs as “one of the great unsung heroines of our business”. David Gandy Gandy began his fashion career as a model after winning a televised competition. He worked for years as the face of Dolce in Gabbana but has since moved beyond modelling into writing and designing. With his own range of Marks & Spencers underwear, Gandy is noted for his personal style and writes regularly for British Vogue, GQ magazine, and Telegraph Men. In addition to this, he launched his own charity organisation named, Blue Steel Appeal, to raise money for Comic Relief Red Nose Day. Basically, a beautiful man with impeccable style and a generous nature. Is it getting hot in here? Andreja Pejic Hailing from Australia, Andreja Pejic is the world’s first transgender model and is taking the fashion world by storm. She made her female modelling debut at the Giles Deacon SS15 showcase at LFW back in February and now has a role in Sofia Coppola’s forthcoming rendition of The Little Mermaid. Pejic told style.com she figured out who she was at the age of 13 and “knew that becoming a woman was something she needed to do”. She is currently making a documentary to bravely share her story after Jared Leto helped her raise funds on Kickstarter. We’re waiting eagerly for its release in 2016. Cover Image:“Photo of David Gandy by Adriano Cisani” by Adriano Cisani – http://whatastreet.tumblr.com/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
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