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!
Birthplace: Wesselburen, GermanyGerman Fashion Designer
Birthplace: Gibraltar, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and TerritoriesJohn Charles Galliano (born November 28, 1960) is a Gibraltar-born British fashion designer... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Arcueil, FranceJean-Paul Gaultier (French: [ʒɑ̃ pɔl ɡotje]; born 24 April 1952) is a French haute couture and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oran, AlgeriaYves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (French: [iv sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃]; 1 August 1936 – 1 June 2008),... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: United KingdomJeanne-Marie Lanvin was a French fashion designer. She founded the Lanvin fashion house and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: London, United KingdomEditor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine
Birthplace: Milan, ItalyMargherita Maccapani Missoni Amos (born February 22, 1983) is known as heiress to her family's... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Getaria, Gipuzkoa, SpainCristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre was a Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Polizzi Generosa, ItalyDomenico Dolce is the co-founder of Dolce & Gabbana.
Birthplace: Milan, ItalyStefano Gabbana is the co-founder of Dolce & Gabbana.
Birthplace: New York City, New YorkAnne Klein was an American fashion designer who founded her own women's sportswear and apparel... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York City, New YorkDonna Karan (born Donna Ivy Faske; October 2, 1948), also known as "DK", is an American... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, TexasTodd Oldham (born October 22, 1961) is an American-born designer and president of L-7 Designs... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Milan, ItalyMiuccia Bianchi Prada (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmjuttʃa ˈpraːda]; born Maria Bianchi Italian... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaHead Designer, Mark Jacobs International
Birthplace: Beauvais, FranceCount Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy (pronounced [ybɛʁ də ʒivɑ̃ʃi]; 20 February 1927 –... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of AmericaThomas Carlyle Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and filmmaker. He... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: London Borough of Lewisham, London, United KingdomFashion Designer
Birthplace: Hiroshima, JapanJapanese Fashion Designer
Birthplace: Beirut, LebanonElie Saab, sometimes known simply as 'ES', is a Lebanese fashion designer. His main workshop... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Voghera, ItalyValentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (Italian pronunciation: [valenˈtiːno ɡaraˈvaːni]; born 11... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Dominican Republic, Santo DomingoÓscar Arístides Renta Fiallo (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014), known professionally as Oscar... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Paris, FranceHedi Slimane is a French photographer and fashion designer. From 2000 to 2007, he held the... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Paris, FranceChristian Louboutin (French: [kʁis.tjɑ̃ lu.bu.tɛ̃]; born 7 January 1964) is a French fashion... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Tunis, TunisiaAzzedine Alaïa (French: [azedin alaja]; Arabic: عز الدين عليّة, romanized: ʿIzz ad-Dīn... more on Wikipedia