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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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407 139
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
310 177
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
270 167
Sophia Amoruso is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sophia Amoruso Businessperson

4
251 156
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
241 166
Clare Waight Keller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Clare Waight Keller

6
197 135
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
185 142
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

8
198 158
Leandra Medine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Leandra Medine Author

9
163 126
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Dior Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

10
187 150
Phoebe Philo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Phoebe Philo Designer

11
84 61
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Valentino Fashion designer, Designer

12
157 140
Rei Kawakubo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Rei Kawakubo Fashion designer, Designer

13
157 141
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Annie Leibovitz Artist, Photographer

14
145 132
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

15
164 154
Robin Givhan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Robin Givhan Journalist, Writer, Critic

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16
145 136
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana Vreeland Editor, Writer, Consultant

17
135 128
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Gianni Versace Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

18
139 136
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Edith Head Actor, Costume Designer

19
49 41
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

20
127 137
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Andy Warhol Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

21
48 43
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Christian Louboutin Fashion designer, Designer

22
62 61
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Grace Kelly Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

23
51 50
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Diana, Princess of Wales Crown Princess

24
57 58
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tom Ford Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

25
53 53
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Michael Kors Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

26
82 90
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Giorgio Armani Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

27
42 40
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Hubert de Givenchy Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

28
181 221
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Madonna Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

29
99 115
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vera Wang Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

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30
112 135
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Bettie Page Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

31
56 62
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

32
89 106
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Alexander McQueen Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

33
54 61
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
James Dean Actor

34
28 28
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
59 71
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

36
111 143
Isabel Marant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

37
57 69
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Manolo Blahnik Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

38
51 61
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Vivienne Westwood Fashion designer, Designer

39
112 145
Kim France is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Kim France Editor, Journalist

40
68 85
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Marc Jacobs Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

41
65 81
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
88 115
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Anna Wintour Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

43
35 41
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
David Bowie Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

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44
37 44
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Karl Lagerfeld Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

45
109 145
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sarah Jessica Parker Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

46
31 36
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Stella McCartney Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

47
104 141
Lynn Yaeger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Lynn Yaeger Journalist

48
37 47
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Miuccia Prada Fashion designer, Designer

49
22 26
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Cristóbal Balenciaga Fashion designer, Designer

50
39 53
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Tim Gunn Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway