What’s more awe-inducing than seeing an A-lister in the flesh? Seeing an A-lister step out with total awareness of who they are and the awe they are likely to strike. Celebrities do this is in many ways—civilian photo bombs, shout-outs to their followers, strange public declarations … But the most jarring and hilarious of all is when stars use fashion as their platform.
Whether reminding the public of their names, promoting their own line, or just making an amazing joke, we are obsessed with these celebrity displays of self-awareness.
Here’s a roundup of our favorite stars literally wearing their personal brand on their sleeve. From Kylie Jenner to James Franco, we just can’t get enough of these celebs’ personalized sartorial statements.
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1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Like all of us, the Terminator star understands that there are few people more badass than, well, him. Why not celebrate his own legacy with a T-shirt bearing an illustration of himself?
2. Gabourey Sidibe
The Precious star proved the importance of being your own fan in a tee displaying a full-body photo of herself.
3. Gigi Hadid
Strutting past Dave & Buster's (?), the model limited her chances of being approached by wearing this hilarious message tee reading "lol ur not zayn malik," which references her famous boyfriend. Note to the masses: DON'T HIT ON GIGI.
4. Samuel L. Jackson
He's not Laurence Fishburne.
5. Kylie Jenner
6. Naomi Campbell
The supermodel poked fun at her reputation as a fashion world diva in this black message tee.
7. Jourdan Dunn
The up-and-coming model sported a tee with her first name written below those of top models Naomi (Campbell), Kate (Moss), and Cara (Delevingne).
8. James Franco
Ah, the many faces and personas of James Franco. He wears them well, don't you think?
Bad gal Riri knows how to make a hilariously self-aware joke.
10. Miley Cyrus
There can never be too much Miley.
11. Cara Delevingne
That's Cara, in case it was unclear.
12. Gigi Hadid
The self-referential queen strikes once more. This time, she doubled up on personalized items: her tee reads "God created Gigi," while her bomber jacket also bears a "GIGI" label.
13. Kylie Jenner
It's just Kylie being Kylie ...