Designers The Most Influential People in Fashion  

Amber Hubert
35.2k votes 1.9k voters 29.9k views 138 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite, fabulous, fashion icon!

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! 

1
607 468
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Madonna Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

2
681 539
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Audrey Hepburn Model, Actor, Dancer

3
541 508
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
386 414
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
376 402
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Gianni Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

6
261 267
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana, Princess of Wales Crown Princess

7
254 262
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

8
252 263
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Giorgio Armani Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

9
217 221
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Louboutin Fashion designer, Designer

10
263 282
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
147 138
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Miuccia Prada Fashion designer, Designer

12
268 291
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vera Wang Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

13
265 288
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Valentino Fashion designer, Designer

14
337 382
Ralph Lauren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Ralph Lauren Fashion designer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - CEO, Polo Ralph Lauren

The Most Beautiful High Fashion Nudibranchs

15
196 206
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Marc Jacobs Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

16
166 169
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Hubert de Givenchy Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

17
139 135
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Donatella Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

18
204 222
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Grace Kelly Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

19
150 155
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

20
223 254
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
160 177
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Kors Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

The Greatest Former Child Stars

22
180 205
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

23
127 138
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Manolo Blahnik Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

24
82 78
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cristóbal Balenciaga Fashion designer, Designer

25
162 190
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tom Ford Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

26
338 439
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Jackson Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

27
106 114
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

28
136 158
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

The Best Fast Fashion Brands

29
294 383
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

30
89 93
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Heidi Klum Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

31
85 88
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander Wang Fashion designer, Designer

32
190 239
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Edith Head Actor, Costume Designer

33
133 158
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Kate Moss Model, Actor - Model

34
101 113
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

35
77 80
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Victoria Beckham Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

The Greatest And Completely True Keanu Reeves Stories Ever Told

36
100 115
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tim Gunn Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

37
156 197
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Bettie Page Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

38
92 104
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stella McCartney Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

39
114 136
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vivienne Westwood Fashion designer, Designer

40
180 232
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

41
129 159
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

42
364 505
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Lupita Nyong'o Actor, Music video director, Film Director

The Very Best Fashion Subscription Services

43
98 115
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cindy Crawford Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel

44
162 209
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sarah Jessica Parker Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

45
109 132
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
James Dean Actor

46
66 70
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Domenico Dolce Businessperson, Actor

47
200 272
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Annie Leibovitz Artist, Photographer

48
182 247
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana Vreeland Editor, Writer, Consultant

49
77 90
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Lady Gaga Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson

50
182 248
Rei Kawakubo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Rei Kawakubo Fashion designer, Designer