Designers The Most Influential People in Fashion  

Amber Hubert
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Celebrities, models, designers, stylists, and CEOs of the largest department stores are fashion trendsetters. This list contains some of the hottest and most influential people in the fashion industry. Whether it's Tyra Banks deciding whether or not you're still in the running to be America's Next Top Model, or it's the inventor of the ever so popular flab squishing Spanx, these people are making their marks on what we wear and how we wear it.

Fashion tells a story. It helps us express how we are feeling, how we want others to react to us and it also does a very important job. It makes us not naked. Without fashion we'd all be naked criminals running around exposing ourselves and probably most of us would be very, very cold. So thank goodness for clothes!

Fashion changes with the times and reflects what the culture deems as attractive or appropriate. These people are in charge of those terms. Check out this list for fashionistas, designers and clothing moguls alike! Be inspired and look fabulous! 

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Madonna Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

2
695 573
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

3
563 540
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Coco Chanel Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - French Fashion Designer and founder of the Chanel brand

4
395 433
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Dior Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

5
273 284
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana, Princess of Wales Crown Princess

6
266 276
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

7
226 227
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Louboutin Fashion designer, Designer

8
385 425
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Gianni Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

9
273 288
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander McQueen Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

10
258 271
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Giorgio Armani Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

11
157 147
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Miuccia Prada Fashion designer, Designer

12
344 386
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Ralph Lauren Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

13
274 299
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vera Wang Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

14
271 296
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Valentino Fashion designer, Designer

15
173 173
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Hubert de Givenchy Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

16
203 212
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Marc Jacobs Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

17
147 142
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Donatella Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

18
211 226
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Grace Kelly Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

19
233 258
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Anna Wintour Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

20
154 160
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

21
167 180
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Kors Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

22
185 209
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

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170 191
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tom Ford Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

24
132 141
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Manolo Blahnik Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

25
86 82
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cristóbal Balenciaga Fashion designer, Designer

26
111 120
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

27
342 445
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Jackson Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

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139 163
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

29
194 241
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Edith Head Actor, Costume Designer

30
105 116
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

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91 97
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Heidi Klum Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

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295 389
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

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136 162
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Kate Moss Model, Actor - Model

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87 92
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander Wang Fashion designer, Designer

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105 118
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tim Gunn Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

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115 134
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
James Dean Actor

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80 85
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Victoria Beckham Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

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133 162
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

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117 139
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vivienne Westwood Fashion designer, Designer

40
94 107
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stella McCartney Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

41
183 237
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

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158 202
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Bettie Page Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

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165 214
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sarah Jessica Parker Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

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205 275
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Annie Leibovitz Artist, Photographer

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365 513
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Lupita Nyong'o Actor, Music video director, Film Director

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68 74
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Domenico Dolce Businessperson, Actor

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105 130
Pierre Cardin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pierre Cardin Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Italian-born French fashion designer 

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186 251
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana Vreeland Editor, Writer, Consultant

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99 122
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cindy Crawford Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel

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81 97
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Lady Gaga Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson