The 93 “most stylish” individuals of 2022 have been picked by the New York Times’ style department. On the list are both actual persons and fictitious figures from movies and television shows. Three of these fashionable people have Caribbean ancestry: Sheryl Lee Ralph, a Jamaican American whose mother is Jamaican; Rihanna, who is from Barbados; and Lewis Hamilton, who is Grenadian.
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an actress and singer who was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. Her mother, Ivy Ralph, is a Jamaican fashion designer who designed the “kariba” suit, while her father is a college lecturer. She made her acting debut in 1977’s “A Piece of the Action,” but in 1981, when she played “Deena Jones” in “Dreamgirls,” she became a sensation and won a Tony Award. She was the first Black woman to receive the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series prize in 35 years when she took home the honor at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as “Barbara Howard” in the ABC comedy “Abbot Elementary.”
Not only did Ralph wow the audience with her rendition of “Endanger Species” but graced fortunate eyes with a stunning sight as diamond studs add sparks to the actress’s braided ponytail. Ralph donned a strapless, ruched, black velvet dress by Brandon Blackwood with an opposite-side orange-lined train and a high slit. She completed the ensemble with a pair of pointed-toe black stilettos.
Ralph made another head-turning statement as she showcased her fashion savvy at the 2022 American Music Awards in a thigh-baring gown, complementing pink statement earrings made of gold, and smoky eyelids enhanced with blue and white rhinestones. Pink slingback shoes with four-inch heels and a sparkling bow accented the rest of her ensemble. Ralph was requested to participate in Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Fashion Show in 2022 as well by the famous singer and businesswoman herself.
In the year 1988, specifically on the month renowned for love and romance, Rihanna Robyn Fenty made her first cry on the island of Barbados’ St. Michael, where she also had her upbringing. She’s a thriving actress, singer, and entrepreneur. As the second-best-selling female musician in history, Rihanna has sold more than 250 million records globally. In the US, 11 of her singles reached the Top 10; in the UK, 30, and she has had 14 tracks that reached that position. She has garnered six Guinness World Records, the NAACP President’s Award, the President’s Award, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and nine Grammy Awards. In both 2012 and 2018, she was ranked among the top 100 global influencers by Time magazine.
In 2012 and 2014, she was included among the top 10 highest-paid celebrities; as of 2022, she is the richest female musician. She recently flaunted her expanding tummy while proudly showcasing her sense of style. The first Black Dior model, Rihanna has graced the covers of all the top fashion publications. She became the first person of color to lead an LVMH house when she introduced her own ready-to-wear brand, Fenty, in 2019. Since she began serving as a Barbados ambassador for investment, tourism, and education in 2018, she has been recognized as one of the country’s National Heroes. Some of her most recognizable looks were on display at the Fenty Beauty at Ulta released earlier this year, where she sported a specially made Coperni attire; the Off-White Show at Paris Fashion Week and the Dior Show at Paris Fashion Week in 2022; and when she accepted her National Hero award at the Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Barbados when Dame Sandra Mason, the first-ever Barbadian president, was sworn in. She donned an orange satin Bottega Veneta dress on that particular occasion. Rihanna is frequently complimented for her ability to mix high-end and high-street styles to produce distinctive outfits that influence both the general public and fashion designers.
Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom year 1985. The Formula One race car driver is a British citizen. His mother is a White British from Birmingham, while his father is Black and of Grenadian ancestry. He currently drives for Mercedes and has a shared record of seven World Driver Championship victories. With 103 victories under his belt, 103 pole positions, and 191 podium finishes, he now holds the record for most victories. He is acknowledged for expanding the Formula One racing fan base, in part due to his high-profile lifestyle, involvement in social and environmental problems, and his forays into the worlds of fashion and music.
He was ranked among the top 100 global influencers by Time in 2020. During the 2021 New Year Honors, he received a knighthood. In September 2022, he appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair wearing a pink Valentino suit, and he also made a major fashion statement by donning knitwear by Kenzo and Versace and accessorizing them with a ton of bling. He was dressed in a mint suit by Louis Gabriel Nouchi, a GCDS Balaclava Scarf, an emerald green over a jumper, and puffer shoes for the Formula One race at the SPA Francochamps.
He has gained notoriety for his love of fashion, and via the driver’s appearances at events and on social media, his personal stylist Law Roach pushes the boundaries of fashion. Hamilton likes to dress in posh streetwear and attend red-carpet galas. He also enjoys wearing caps, expensive watches, and other jewelry.