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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! 

list ordered by
1
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
FionaEl added Fashion designer, Designer
2
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist
Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine
3
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer
4
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
5
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
French Fashion Designer and founder of the Chanel brand
6
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
7
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer
8
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer
9
John Galliano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
10
Todd Oldham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer
11
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist
Fashion Designer
12
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
13
Domenico Dolce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor
14
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer
15
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International
16
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
17
Stefano Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Businessperson, Actor
18
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer
19
Donna Karan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer, Designer
20
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
21
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
22
Elie Saab is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
23
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Fashion Designer
24
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter
25
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer