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Vera Wang
Leggings are the starting point for every one of Ms. Wang's outfits. On top of those, she'll add something slouchy, long and usually black. (Which is kind of ironic seeing as she's so closely associated with bridal, no?)
Tom Ford
With or without a tie, the eponymous man behind the Tom Ford label (and sometimes movie director) wears suits on all occasions.
Sonia Rykiel
Perhaps because her bright wedge of red hair provides enough color on its own, this French designer unfailingly sticks with head-to-toe black.
Rick Owens
Dark, baggy and casual is name of Rick's game—not unlike the clothes in his namesake collection.
Prabal Gurung
While most people associate Prabal with the big, bold prints he sends down the runway, the designer's own wardrobe is filled with T-shirts and jeans.
Michael Kors
Have you ever seen the Project Runway's former third judge wear anything besides a black crewneck? Neither have we.
Karl Lagerfeld
Although the Kaiser's signature black and white suit varies time to time—a skinnier tie here, a embellished belt there—the overall look stays the same.
Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra
The cuddly duo behind Costello and Tanliapietra go lumberjack-chic on the daily.
Chris Benz
Even before the eBay-crazed designer dyed his hair a bubblegum hue, he was into finishing his relaxed T-shirt/denim combos with a blazer.
Carolina Herrera
Carolina always keeps things elegant with a crisp white blouse.
Betsey Johnson
Sure, she wears skirts sometimes, but it seems that the queen of cartwheel is most herself in a fitted top, big chunky belt and knee-length pants.
Alexander Wang
Seeing as how he has three labels to run and design for and regularly commutes between Paris and New York, Wang's consistently comfortable outfit makes sense.
Thom Browne
For chillier weather, he'll occasionally pull out full-length grey pants. It's rare, though.
Alber Elbaz
Alber always makes his suits a little more special with a colorful necktie and brogues sans socks.