It takes someone with major guts to wear some of fashion's more avant garde creations. Most starlets wouldn't dare rock these looks on the red carpet for fear of Joan Rivers' wrath, but Kat Graham has no such fear. In fact, she's addicted to avant garde and counts many of the style's top designers as her friends.
So which creative genius tops her list? Kat counts Manish Arora as one of her faves. She says:
I'm a huge fan of Manish Arora, I have been for forever. I remember Nicki Minaj wore the most amazing Manish Arora dress and it was for the MTV awards, and I thought it was the most epic thing ever and what a great design and people were just hating on her. It was like "Omigod! You people don't know fashion! Shut up!"
Who else is Kat a fan of? Her buds Jeremy Scott and Brian Lichtenberg make the list, as well as Lie Sang Bong, Zuhair Murad and Hussein Chalayan—designers who make "amazing pieces." Kat could go on and on. She says:
There are so many incredible designers out there that are really fabulous designers, but people just don't understand fashion or they don't, or can't really see outside of the box. Might not ever really see the art that it is. And that fashion should represent who you are and you shouldn't be afraid of it just because you think most of the world won't wear it. If you feel good in it and you want to wear it, then definitely wear it.
Well that's great advice if we ever heard it!
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