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
741 593
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer

2
669 542
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

3
618 548
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
313 299
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess

5
422 440
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Fashion Designer

6
297 296
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist - Fashion Designer

7
412 434
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor - Fashion Designer

8
270 269
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist - Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine

9
244 240
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

10
173 155
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

11
280 295
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

12
271 285
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer

13
186 180
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

14
358 397
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
163 155
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

16
214 221
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer - Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International

17
281 306
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

18
284 312
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer - Fashion Designer

19
223 235
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess

20
172 170
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

21
201 214
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

22
146 145
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
184 197
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer

24
99 86
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

25
173 192
Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

26
153 168
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer

27
148 169
Kate Moss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor - Model

28
120 130
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

29
354 460
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

30
128 142
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

31
126 141
James Dean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor

32
92 93
Victoria Beckham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Songwriter

33
93 97
Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer

34
111 123
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer

35
197 250
Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Costume Designer

36
298 398
Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion

37
100 113
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

38
189 244
Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter

39
137 168
Diane von Fürstenberg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson - Fashion Designer

40
172 220
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer - Actress, Fashionista

41
108 126
Tim Gunn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Television producer, Screenwriter, Author - Mentor, Project Runway

42
95 108
Heidi Klum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer - Model, Host of Project Runway

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
27 8
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
FionaEl added Fashion designer, Designer

45
371 517
Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Actor, Music video director, Film Director

46
73 77
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor

47
88 101
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson

48
106 129
Cindy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Pin-up girl, Fashion Model, Supermodel - Supermodel

49
206 282
Annie Leibovitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Artist, Photographer

50
189 257
Diana Vreeland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Editor, Writer, Consultant