14 Times Celebrities Made Us LOL by Wearing Self-Referential Clothing
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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A note to our famous friends: never change.
Cardi B has been taking the year by storm, and what better way to celebrate your own achievements than with a blanket with your name on it? The rapper stepped out to the airport while covered in a bright purple blanket embroidered with "Cardi Gang" and "Cardi B."
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?
The Precious star proved the importance of being your own fan in a tee displaying a full-body photo of herself.
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.
Samuel L. Jackson
He's not Laurence Fishburne.
The supermodel poked fun at her reputation as a fashion world diva in this black message tee.
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).
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.
There can never be too much Miley.
That's Cara, in case it was unclear.
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.
It's just Kylie being Kylie ...