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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
Naomi Campbell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Television producer, Fashion Model
3
Audrey Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Model, Actor, Dancer
4
Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
French Fashion Designer and founder of the Chanel brand
5
Kate Spade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer
6
Cristóbal Balenciaga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
7
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
jsnungaray added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter
8
Miuccia Prada is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer
9
Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
10
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer
11
Betsey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer, Designer
12
Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Spokesperson, Model, Author
13
Tommy Hilfiger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer
14
Anna Wintour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Magazine editor, Journalist
Editor-in-chief, Vogue Magazine
15
Diana, Princess of Wales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Crown Princess
16
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Visual Artist
Fashion Designer
17
Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
18
Alfred Sung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer, Designer
19
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Activist, Television producer, Film Producer
20
Anne Klein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer
21
Diane Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Television director, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur
22
Donna Karan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer, Designer
23
Jeanne Beker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Columnist, Journalist, Author
24
Todd Oldham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion designer, Screenwriter, Designer
25
Adriana Lima is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential People in Fashion
MoonshadowRachel added Fashion Model, Model, Supermodel