Living 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! 

list ordered by

1
715 578
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

2
777 641
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer

3
674 580
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
French Fashion Designer and founder of the Chanel brand

4
346 328
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess

5
459 462
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Fashion Designer

6
324 310
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist
Fashion Designer

7
437 449
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor
Fashion Designer

8
296 287
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist
Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

9
262 253
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

10
188 169
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

11
288 292
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

12
374 403
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

13
197 188
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

14
292 311
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

15
226 232
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

16
293 317
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

17
174 168
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

18
294 324
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
Fashion Designer

19
174 171
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

20
210 220
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

21
230 247
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

22
195 202
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

23
181 186
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

24
108 91
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

25
153 151
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes