The Business of Fashion’s Top 500 People in Fashion

Last week, the popular online fashion resource The Business of Fashion published a comprehensive list of the 500 most influential people in fashion. The chosen elite came from a variety of countries and segments of the fashion industry – from bloggers to models to executives. All those featured have, in some way, influenced the global fashion industry and have a distinct style and point of view. Here are just five interesting profiles from the BoF 500.


left, Karl Lagerfeld
Country: France
Role: Creative Director for Chanel and Fendi
Known For: Revitalizing the Chanel brand, and his signature personal style

Grace Coddington
Country: USA
Role: Creative Director for Vogue
Known For: Her imaginative, innovative fashion spreads and her iconic red hair

Lynn Yaeger
Country: USA
Role: Fashion Journalist
Known For: Her groundbreaking pieces for Vogue, WSJ, and New York magazine, as well as her quirky look

Alexander Wang
Country: USA
Role: Designer for Alexander Wang and Balenciaga
Known For: His successful young eponymous label and his distinct aesthetics and POV

Karlie Kloss
Country: USA
Role: Model and Muse
Known For: Her height, universal appeal, and fierce runway walk

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Deeksha Mehta

Year Born: 1994
Location: NYC // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-5
Last cool project you worked on: Going to New York Fashion Week for my school's paper
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Spice
Top 3 Places: India, San Francisco, Upper East Side Manhattan
Next destination: Paris
Generation favorite: Harry Potter