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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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568 421
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Madonna Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

2
640 512
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

3
495 480
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
349 391
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
194 201
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Louboutin Fashion designer, Designer

6
336 379
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Gianni Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

7
224 241
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

8
153 152
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Hubert de Givenchy Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

9
231 252
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Giorgio Armani Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

10
241 265
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
127 122
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Miuccia Prada Fashion designer, Designer

12
229 255
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana, Princess of Wales Crown Princess

13
178 190
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Marc Jacobs Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

14
242 279
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Valentino Fashion designer, Designer

The Very Best Fashion Subscription Services

15
118 118
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Donatella Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

16
311 374
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
241 282
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vera Wang Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

18
204 235
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Anna Wintour Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

19
170 192
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

20
130 141
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

21
118 126
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Manolo Blahnik Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

The Best Actors in Film History

22
182 213
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Grace Kelly Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

23
129 144
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

24
153 178
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tom Ford Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

25
70 66
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cristóbal Balenciaga Fashion designer, Designer

26
77 76
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander Wang Fashion designer, Designer

27
94 100
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
109 121
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vivienne Westwood Fashion designer, Designer

Cam Newton's Most Over the Top Fashion Choices

29
144 170
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Kors Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

30
326 426
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Jackson Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

31
182 227
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Edith Head Actor, Costume Designer

32
94 104
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

33
124 147
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

34
283 372
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

35
91 103
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

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

36
103 121
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
James Dean Actor

37
59 59
Stefano Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stefano Gabbana Businessperson, Actor

38
173 222
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

39
75 83
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Heidi Klum Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

40
84 96
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stella McCartney Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

41
148 188
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Bettie Page Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

42
120 148
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Kate Moss Model, Actor - Model

The Worst Fashion Fails in the History of the Internet

43
155 199
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

44
59 61
John Galliano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
John Galliano Fashion designer, Designer

45
359 494
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

46
60 63
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Domenico Dolce Businessperson, Actor

47
181 238
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana Vreeland Editor, Writer, Consultant

48
196 260
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Annie Leibovitz Artist, Photographer

49
65 71
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Victoria Beckham Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

50
89 106
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