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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1
651 509
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

2
715 576
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer

3
580 543
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
286 289
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess

5
403 433
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

6
232 229
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

7
274 280
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

8
279 288
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

9
392 427
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

10
162 148
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

11
263 272
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

12
247 258
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

13
154 145
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

14
347 388
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

15
274 298
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

16
276 302
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

17
206 214
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

18
175 175
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

19
216 229
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

20
157 164
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

21
190 210
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

22
170 184
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

23
137 142
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

24
174 193
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

25
91 83
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

26
146 164
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

27
346 452
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

28
113 125
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

29
108 118
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

30
196 243
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Costume Designer

31
122 140
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

32
139 165
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor - Model

33
83 86
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

34
119 138
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor

35
295 392
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

36
97 108
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

37
87 94
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

38
105 121
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

39
91 101
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

40
134 164
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

41
184 239
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

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

43
70 74
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor

44
189 251
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Editor, Writer, Consultant

45
367 514
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Music video director, Film Director

46
165 217
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

47
205 277
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Artist, Photographer

48
106 132
Pierre Cardin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Italian-born French fashion designer 

49
100 124
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel

50
66 73
Stefano Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor