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
726 581
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer

2
660 522
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

3
594 543
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
295 292
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess

5
410 433
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

6
237 230
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

7
399 427
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

8
283 289
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

9
256 260
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
165 149
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

11
276 285
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

12
267 275
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

13
158 147
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

14
351 390
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
276 299
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

16
178 176
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

17
208 215
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
278 304
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

19
217 231
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

20
160 166
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

21
192 211
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

22
172 186
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

23
178 194
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

24
139 143
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes

25
93 83
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

26
148 165
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

27
125 140
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

28
115 126
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

29
110 119
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

30
143 166
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor - Model

31
347 454
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

32
86 88
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

33
196 245
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Costume Designer

34
121 139
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor

35
297 393
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

36
107 121
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

37
89 96
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

38
98 110
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

39
187 239
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

40
135 165
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

41
92 103
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

42
160 203
Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Nude Glamour Model, Model

43
71 75
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor

44
167 217
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

45
368 515
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Music video director, Film Director

46
189 253
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Editor, Writer, Consultant

47
205 279
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Artist, Photographer

48
102 125
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel

49
84 99
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson

50
67 74
Stefano Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor