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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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1
532 395
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Madonna Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

2
619 479
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

3
465 448
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
178 172
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Louboutin Fashion designer, Designer

5
329 371
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Dior Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

6
139 135
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Hubert de Givenchy Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

7
317 359
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Gianni Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

8
205 219
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

9
114 107
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Miuccia Prada Fashion designer, Designer

10
225 248
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander McQueen Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

11
166 177
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Marc Jacobs Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

12
215 240
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Giorgio Armani Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

13
107 105
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Donatella Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

14
213 243
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana, Princess of Wales Crown Princess

The Most Beautiful High Fashion Nudibranchs

15
232 269
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Valentino Fashion designer, Designer

16
301 363
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Ralph Lauren Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

17
123 130
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

18
113 117
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Manolo Blahnik Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

19
230 272
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vera Wang Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

20
192 224
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Anna Wintour Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

21
162 185
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

The Greatest Former Child Stars

22
65 57
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cristóbal Balenciaga Fashion designer, Designer

23
173 204
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Grace Kelly Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

24
71 67
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander Wang Fashion designer, Designer

25
105 113
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vivienne Westwood Fashion designer, Designer

26
147 170
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tom Ford Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

27
89 93
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

28
119 135
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

The Very Best Fashion Subscription Services

29
136 162
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Kors Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

30
178 221
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Edith Head Actor, Costume Designer

31
120 141
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

32
278 365
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

33
87 98
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

34
86 97
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tim Gunn Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

35
171 217
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

36
315 420
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Jackson Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

37
98 115
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
James Dean Actor

38
146 183
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Bettie Page Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

39
356 486
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Lupita Nyong'o Actor, Music video director, Film Director

40
57 59
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Domenico Dolce Businessperson, Actor

41
194 256
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Annie Leibovitz Artist, Photographer

42
178 234
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana Vreeland Editor, Writer, Consultant

The Worst Fashion Fails in the History of the Internet

43
54 56
Stefano Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stefano Gabbana Businessperson, Actor

44
78 92
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stella McCartney Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

45
114 145
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Kate Moss Model, Actor - Model

46
176 235
Rei Kawakubo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Rei Kawakubo Fashion designer, Designer

47
72 85
Isaac Mizrahi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Issac Mizrahi Television producer, Actor, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer, Target stores

48
93 116
Pierre Cardin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pierre Cardin Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Italian-born French fashion designer 

49
295 411
Sophia Amoruso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sophia Amoruso Businessperson

50
84 103
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cindy Crawford Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel