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
735 588
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer

2
666 533
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

3
608 547
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
307 297
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess

5
415 439
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

6
291 294
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

7
405 432
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

8
242 236
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

9
262 267
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

10
169 153
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

11
278 292
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

12
269 281
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

13
355 394
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

14
161 152
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

15
182 180
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

16
283 308
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

17
278 304
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

18
222 233
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

19
211 219
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

20
167 169
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

21
197 213
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

22
144 145
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

23
182 197
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

24
96 86
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

25
173 190
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

26
151 167
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

27
120 128
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

28
352 458
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

29
146 168
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor - Model

30
127 142
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

31
125 141
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor

32
111 122
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

33
89 91
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

34
92 97
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

35
196 249
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Costume Designer

36
298 397
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

37
189 241
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

38
100 112
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

39
108 125
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

40
95 106
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

41
171 219
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

42
136 168
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

43
161 206
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

44
370 517
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Music video director, Film Director

45
73 77
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor

46
88 100
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson

47
26 8
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
FionaEl added Fashion designer, Designer

48
105 128
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel

49
189 256
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Editor, Writer, Consultant

50
206 282
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Artist, Photographer