New York, NY, United States (CNS) – Johnny Depp’s glamorous yet “eccentric” fashion has landed him a place in GQ magazine’s 25 Most Stylish Men in the World list. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star joins Brad Pitt, Anderson Cooper, and “New Moon” heartthrob Robert Pattinson in the fashion honor roll.
Barney’s Creative Director Simon Doonan explains why the “Pirates” unconventional style works, “Johnny Depp’s a unicorn – a really glamorous, one-of-a-kind eccentric. Usually guys try to fit in; they don’t want to get criticized. At any red carpet event, there are going to be guys who look spiffy in their Prada or Armani tuxedos, but you wait for Johnny Depp, because he’s always going to look super groovy and unconventional.”
He adds that the father of two is not afraid of color and wearing man jewelry, saying, “It doesn’t matter if Johnny Depp’s lying in a ditch – he’s always going to look incredible.”
The list doesn’t have a ranking, but online readers are asked to vote for their favorite fashion icon. Pattinson is currently at first place for the voters with 34 percent, followed by Depp with 33 percent. Anderson is at far third with 4 percent, while Pitt, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, and NFL quarterback are tied at fourth with 3 percent.
Also included in the stylish men list are “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick, David Beckham, Ryan Gosling, Jude Law, Pharrell Williams, Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Brand, Jay-Z, and LeBron James.
The 25 Most Stylish Men in the World 2010 appears in the February issue of GQ, hitting U.S. shelves on January 26.