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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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Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

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2
320 200
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Lupita Nyong'o Actor, Music video director, Film Director

3
236 142
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
269 173
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Jackson Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

5
272 186
Sophia Amoruso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sophia Amoruso Businessperson

6
243 183
Clare Waight Keller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Clare Waight Keller

7
185 132
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Dior Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

8
202 149
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

9
102 66
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Valentino Fashion designer, Designer

10
201 171
Leandra Medine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Leandra Medine Author

11
164 138
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Ralph Lauren Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

12
188 163
Phoebe Philo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Phoebe Philo Designer

13
153 131
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Gianni Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

14
74 53
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana, Princess of Wales Crown Princess

15
161 147
Rei Kawakubo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Rei Kawakubo Fashion designer, Designer

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16
162 150
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Annie Leibovitz Artist, Photographer

17
66 47
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

18
152 142
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana Vreeland Editor, Writer, Consultant

19
166 164
Robin Givhan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Robin Givhan Journalist, Writer, Critic

20
78 65
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Grace Kelly Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

21
144 145
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Edith Head Actor, Costume Designer

22
59 50
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Louboutin Fashion designer, Designer

23
96 94
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
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24
68 62
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tom Ford Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

25
132 143
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

26
112 119
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vera Wang Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

27
63 59
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Kors Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

28
50 45
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Hubert de Givenchy Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

29
100 109
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander McQueen Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

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30
37 30
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

31
42 37
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stella McCartney Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

32
64 66
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

33
47 46
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

34
189 231
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Madonna Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

35
46 46
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

36
67 76
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

37
75 87
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Marc Jacobs Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

38
99 120
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Anna Wintour Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

39
116 143
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Bettie Page Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

40
56 65
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vivienne Westwood Fashion designer, Designer

41
61 72
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Manolo Blahnik Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

42
69 84
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

43
58 69
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
James Dean Actor

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44
44 52
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Miuccia Prada Fashion designer, Designer

45
47 57
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tim Gunn Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

46
113 150
Kim France is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Kim France Editor, Journalist

47
115 153
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sarah Jessica Parker Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

48
112 149
Isabel Marant is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

49
35 41
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Donatella Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

50
42 52
Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cara Delevingne Model, Actor