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