Most stylish business people of 2022
by GQ, November 24, 2021
Photography by Jacopo M. Raule
As these tycoons and business moguls demonstrate, power dressing has never been so seductive. Want to get ahead? Follow the lead of these men and women. Ties? Optional. Cashmere? Of course. Presenting the best-dressed business leaders in the world right now.
10. Angela Ahrendts
Soft power and sleek tailoring go hand in glove for the woman who used to lead the retail division
of the world’s first $2 trillion brand, Apple.
9. Jonny Ive
The man who made iPhones so good that the rest of real life seems quaint and old-fashioned in comparison dresses with the sense of aesthetic rigour and simplicity that you might expect.
8. Marco Bizzarri
The business mastermind behind the baroque brilliance of Gucci keeps it simple in thick- rimmed glasses and plain ties, in order to let his frontman, Alessandro Michele, shine.
7. Alexandre Arnault
Aged just 29, Alexandre Arnault is fast gaining a reputation as a reviver of big-name luxury brands – he did it for the luggage of Rimowa and is in the process of repeating the trick for iconic jewellery brand Tiffany & Co.
6. Federico Marchetti
The king of luxury fashion e-commerce demonstrates a clear strategic vision in sleekly tailored ensembles in muted tones of blue and grey. All of which says, “Tech CEO, but make it fashion.”
5. Brunello Cucinelli
A humanistic billionaire who treats his workers fairly? Wearing your heart on your sleeve has never looked so good.
4. Elon Musk
An unlikely anti-establishment folk hero to retail Redditors and crypto bros the world over.
3. Amal Clooney
As glamorous on the red carpet as she is heading to court, Amal Clooney refuses to just be you-know-who’s wife and is a highly successful human rights lawyer.
2. Bozoma Saint John
In a world of fintech fleeces and chinos, be a Bozoma Saint John, who, as the chief marketing officer of Netflix told Vogue, will “wear sequins to the office for no good reason”.
1. Tom Ford
The living, breathing embodiment of the Tom Ford brand is the man himself. No one gets a Jay-Z song named after them without being seriously suave.
Originally published in GQ