6. Christian Joy

Wardrobe Mistress

Nary a review of the no-frills garage-rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs appears without gushing mention of lead singer Karen O's louche wardrobe. These getups are neither the flamboyant showstoppers of Madonna nor the fetishistic confections of Britney. The O oeuvre consists of punk livery that would make Siouxsie Sioux proud: slashed prom dresses, hole-riddled T shirts, laddered fishnets, fingerless leather gloves, studded cuffs and Converse sneakers etched with a marker. It's the work of designer Christian Joy, and it's influencing fashion the way only a rock star's wardrobe can.

Joy first met Karen O (the O is for Orzolek) two...

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