Once again, Yeezus stands alone.
For the second year in a row, Kanye West has topped GQ‘s reader poll to determine the most stylish man of the year.
With a final tally of 520,119 votes, the rapper, designer, and self-proclaimed god beat out the 17‑year‑old model Lucky Blue Smith, who had 445,073 votes.
In previous rounds of voting, West bested actor-rocker Jared Leto, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington, and mentor-collaborator Jay-Z.
2015 was a big year for West as a style figure. He unveiled his Yeezy Season 1 collection (a collaboration with Adidas) at New York Fashion Week in February, then followed with Season 2 in September. His take on the athleisure aesthetic is closely scrutinized and widely emulated, and his Yeezy Boost sneakers are coveted by hypebeasts everywhere.
In a sprawling interview with ShowStudio back in October, West said he currently considers fashion to be “the highest art form.”
He added, “And fashion designers are superstars currently too. It feels like hip-hop felt to me in the ’90s. It’s like, me, I’m a hip-hop artist but it’s like, why are you going to the fashion world? I mean it’s just a really interesting art form. It’s just a different art form.”