One of the best/most surprising moments during last night’s CFDA Award nominee event was when Diane Von Furstenberg announced that Johnny Depp would be receiving the Style Icon Award. Last year, the award went to Lady Gaga and Iman before that, which means Depp is the first male to receive the honor.
It’s mostly been his girlfriends’ (Kate Moss, Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis) style that we’ve paid attention to over the years. But now, he’s getting his turn in the spotlight (though he did once win “hat person of the year.”) So, we decided to take a look back at Depp’s style throughout his lengthy career and it definitely isn’t boring. Whether it’s a pocket chain, a necklace (or 10), or an extra colorful layer, he has always managed to add his personal touch to every look and for that we’ll always admire him. Click through to see his style evolution, from 1988 to now!