Who’s the most fashionable of them all? GQ created its "Most Stylish Man Showdown" to ask fans to vote on their favorite fashion icon of the year and the winner is… Kanye West. After four rounds, the rapper beat out model Lucky Blue Smith in the finals with 520,119 votes—many of them, thanks to Kim Kardashian.
Kim and her family, including sister Khloe and mom Kris Jenner, went on a full social media campaign to bring Kanye the style crown. “Khloe & I must be blocked because we can't vote anymore, it kicked us out! LOL #NotFair #KeepVoting,” Kim tweeted to her 38.4 million fans. “ok we broke the polls because its not even letting first time voters vote. lol The system must be down! i think we got this!!!! #GQ #KANYE.”
Of course, Kanye had his hand in this too. GQ cites the debut of his Yeezy label at New York Fashion Week and his Yeezy Boosts that instantly sold out as major factors in his win. “West had a dominant hand in defining how men wanted to look in 2015. His elevated, athletic-inspired aesthetic is part of the reason the athleisure look hit critical mass this year.” The word “athleisure” is even in the dictionary.