"Mr Paul Newman was just so darned good looking, and so impeccably attired, and so absurdly talented, we should all truly hate him. But to add insult to injury, the award-winning star of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler and Cool Hand Luke was also an incredibly good guy. This shot shows that, back in the 1960s, he had the whole preppy look down to a T."
"Admittedly, it shouldn't be too hard for a skinny, long-haired rock star to figure out how to work a look. Especially in the 1960s. But this Rolling Stone, along with drummer Mr Charlie Watts, nailed it immediately. And Mr Jagger has continued to do so ever since. Admirably, he has happily shown that colour, pattern and a good fit can work for even the most red-blooded of us."
"Mr Giovanni "Gianni" Agnelli was an Italian industrialist, president of Fiat and, according to many at the time, the true "king of Italy". Whilst he ruled over the Italian economy and European high society for the 1960s, 70s and 80s, he was admired as much for his dress sense as his business one. He mastered the art of sprezzatura - making the difficult look easy. His style trademarks included wearing a watch over his shirt sleeve (saves time) and leaving his tie slightly askew, or hanging over his sweater. It may have looked accidental, but Agnelli wasn't a man to leave anything to chance."
"Mr Johnny Depp exhibits a distinctive and eclectic personal style that's not easy to find amongst his generation of actors. His love of worn-in clothing, oversized dress shirts and heavy accessorising gives him a look that's part grunge, part bohemian and part eccentric millionaire. Hat's off."
"Mr Marcello Mastroianni, the suave Italian actor, became synonymous with style after his role as the playboy journalist in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, alongside Anita Ekberg and Anouk Aimee. There was substance to the man, too: he is one of only three actors in history to win Best Actor twice at Cannes. And he fathered a child with Catherine Deneuve. Respect."
"Mr Cristóbal Balenciaga was the Spanish designer who, in 1937, founded the world-famous eponymous fashion house in Paris. He was responsible for dressing some of the most powerful women of his generation (the Queen of Spain, the Queen of Belgium, the Duchess of Windsor and Princess Grace of Monaco) and regarded as 'the master' by many including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. A devotee to monochrome tailoring, Balenciaga became synonymous with the sharp double-breasted suit."
"Mr Steve McQueen is a style icon regular. And, to avoid being predictable, we really did try to leave him out of this one. But it just felt wrong. Come on, the guy starred in the Great Escape, Bullitt and The Thomas Crown Affair, loved racing motorbikes, married Ali McGraw, and wore a chino and Persols like no one else."
"Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, was famous for having fun. And who can criticise a guy for that? He bought the West Indian island of Mustique - most of us make do with just booking a hotel - and transformed it into a multimillionaires' playground in the late 1960s. A gregarious host, and close friend of Princess Margaret, Glenconner dressed like the quintessential tropical patriarch, peppering his wardrobe with bright colours, tunics and wide-brimmed hats. And it somehow worked."
"Mr Bob Dylan has undergone many musical and aesthetic changes during his 50-year career. But there is no denying his genius and the way he can carry a tune and, more impressively, a lyric. There aren't many songwriters whose words have become anthems for civil rights and anti-war movements. One of the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century, we're going to be very superficial and just point out how good a man can look when he finds the right black leather jacket."
"Mr Jean-Paul Belmondo was a leading light in French New Wave cinema; acclaimed for his roles in Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless and Alain Resnais' 1974 film Stavisky. His good looks, signature cigarette dangling from his lips (he was known as the French Bogart), and penchant for playing characters every man secretly wanted to be, has assured him of lifetime hero status. After marrying twice, and having a well-publicised affair with Ursula Andress, the 78-year-old Belmondo now dates a Belgian ex-Playboy model. Good times."
"Mr Lapo Elkann, the manager of brand promotion at Fiat - a company once led by his highly stylish grandfather, Gianni Agnelli - is by no means your typical Italian scion. His personal life has been as playful as his dress sense. A regular at all the best parties - as well as on Vanity Fair's annual Best-Dressed List - we love the way he takes all the menswear rules and throws them artfully in the air"
JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT
"Mr Jean-Michel Basquiat was a graffiti artist on the 1980s New York art scene, legendary for wearing high-priced designer suits to paint in. In his short 27-year-life he modelled for Comme des Garcons, starred in a Blondie music video, dated Madonna and collaborated with Andy Warhol."
"Mr Terence Stamp is one of the best-dressed men in London. He was an early client of legendary Mayfair tailor Doug Hayward, lives at Albany, the prestigious bachelor apartments in Piccadilly (never call it The Albany), and starred in genius movies such as Billy Budd, Far From The Madding Crowd and The Limey. We won't dwell on his role as General Zod in the original Superman movies, but on the fact that the man is a legend who, along with his former girlfriends, Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton, embodied all that was good about the Swinging 1960s."