Every year, we scour the city to find 50 dazzling honorees for our annual Most Stylish New Yorkers list, and every year, we pose the question: What is it about New York that makes it such a singular destination for style?
This year’s roster of seriously stylish New Yorkers includes designers, restauranteurs, models, musicians, and all-around trend-setters, so we put the question to them: What is New York style?
Jewelry designer Lulu Frost calls is an “impossible mix,” and style icon Patricia Field insists: “New York is unique and everything in New York is unique, including style.”
NBA legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, perhaps, puts it the most succinctly: “Whatever you wear is in vogue in New York City, and that’s what I like.”
Everyone seems to agree that it’s the eclectic mix of people and personalities that gives the city its distinct flair — though it’s safe to say that a sense of confidence when it comes to dressing doesn’t hurt.
Videographer: John Kersten
Producer: Samantha Lim
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