Influential 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
807 661
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer
2
714 590
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
French Fashion Designer and founder of the Chanel brand
3
734 610
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter
4
375 345
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess
5
486 472
Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Fashion Designer
6
348 320
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist
Fashion Designer
7
326 300
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist
Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine
8
459 461
Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Actor
Fashion Designer
9
206 175
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
10
306 296
Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
amsmaia added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer
11
276 263
Christian Louboutin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
12
212 189
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
13
196 173
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer
14
393 408
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
59 12
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
FionaEl added Fashion designer, Designer
16
310 317
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
17
310 318
Valentino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
18
123 93
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
19
189 175
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
20
238 236
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
Head Designer, Mark Jacobs International
21
224 222
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
22
208 205
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer
23
305 331
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
Fashion Designer
24
240 250
Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion Model, Actor, Crown Princess
25
158 153
Manolo Blahnik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
Spanish Fashion Designer of Women's High-end shoes