The Most Influential Fashion Designers Of All Time

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Vote up the designers who have influenced the world of fashion the most with their body of work

This is a list of the most influential fashion designers. Throughout history, fashion designers have influenced the simple things we wear every day, even if we don't realize it or see their work on the catwalk.

From names most associated with shoes or underwear like Jimmy Choo or Calvin Klein, or names that dressed the stars like Edith Head, these influential fashion designers have woven their way into our closets over the decades. Some designers' names are synonymous with their brand and style, like Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, and Vivienne Westwood.

All of these fashion designers have created amazing bodies of work and influenced what we wear every day, but it's more difficult to determine who has truly left their mark. Even if some of the names are new to you, their brands and designs are familiar. It’s up to you to help determine which designers have made, or are making, the most influence on fashion.

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  • Christian Dior
    1
    Granville, France
    • Age: Dec. at 52 (1905-1957)
  • Yves Saint Laurent
    2
    Oran, Algeria
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1936-2008)
  • Coco Chanel
    3
    Saumur, France
    • Age: Dec. at 87 (1883-1971)
  • Alexander McQueen
    4
    London Borough of Lewisham, London, United Kingdom
    • Age: Dec. at 40 (1969-2010)
  • Giorgio Armani
    5
    Piacenza, Italy
    • Age: 88
  • Valentino
    6
    Italy, Voghera
    • Age: 90
  • Gianni Versace
    7
    Reggio Calabria, Italy
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1946-1997)
  • Hubert de Givenchy
    8
    Beauvais, France
    • Age: 95
  • Cristóbal Balenciaga
    9
    Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)
  • Karl Lagerfeld
    10
    Hamburg, Germany
    • Age: 89
  • Ralph Lauren
    11
    New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Age: 82
  • Miuccia Prada
    12
    Milan, Italy
    • Age: 73
  • Jean Paul Gaultier
    13
    Arcueil, France
    • Age: 70
  • Tom Ford
    14
    Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 61
  • Oscar de la Renta
    15
    Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
    • Age: 90
  • Vivienne Westwood
    16
    Tintwistle, United Kingdom
    • Age: 81
  • Calvin Klein
    17
    New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Age: 79
  • Donatella Versace
    18
    Reggio Calabria, Italy
    • Age: 67
  • Elsa Schiaparelli
    19
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1890-1973)
  • Christian Lacroix
    20
    Arles, France
    • Age: 71
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
    21
    Bonito, Campania, Italy
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1898-1960)
  • Christian Louboutin
    22
    Paris, France
    • Age: 59
  • Pierre Balmain
    23
    Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1914-1982)
  • Thomas Burberry
    24
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1835-1926)
  • Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana
    25

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