Time's List of the 100 Most Influential Fashion Icons Includes Kate Moss and Lady Gaga

03 April 2012

Since their launch back in 1923, Time Magazine has witnessed the Roaring 20s, the Swinging 60s, the Naughty 90s and every decade in between. That's a fair few style icons (and dubious fashions) it's seen come and go. So this year, who better to select the most influential fashion icons of all time? Well exactly!

The list has now landed and we noticed there's no controversial Number One spot - that could have made for some serious bickering at fash parties, plus which how hard would it be to pick?! Instead the luminaries are divided into different categories: Designers and Brands, Models, Muses, Photographers, and 'Editors and Stylists'.

We're excited to see that some Grazia favourites have made the cut: Kate Moss made the models list (so many iconic moments!), Coco Chanel and her successor, Karl Lagerfeld both bagged well-deserved designer spots (well they did bring the world the Little Black Jacket and the Chanel 2.55!), plus fash editors extroadinaire Anna Wintour (who should make this list on the strength of that bob haircut alone!) and Carine Roitfeld were surely shoo-ins! But there are a few omissions - no SJP *gasp* Although the woman behind our beloved Carrie Bradshaw's wardrobe, the brilliant Patricia Field, made the cut.

Check out the full list below and have a scroll through our gallery [above] and let us know who you'd award the number one spot to if the job fell to you (I know! So tough!) or if someone's been robbed of a rightful place..

Designers and Brands
Azzedine Alaïa
Giorgio Armani
Cristobal Balenciaga
Manolo Blahnik
Sara Blakely
Pierre Cardin
Jacques Cartier
Hussein Chalayan
Coco Chanel
Christian Dior
Dolce & Gabbana
Tom Ford
Hubert de Givenchy
John Galliano
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jacques Heim and Louis Réard
Rudi Gernreich
Hermès
Marc Jacobs
Rei Kawakubo
Calvin Klein
René Lacoste
Karl Lagerfeld
Jeanne Lanvin
Ralph Lauren
Christian Louboutin
Alexander McQueen
Issey Miyake
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Jean Patou
Miuccia Prada
Mary Quant
Roy Raymond
Yves Saint Laurent
Jil Sander
Elsa Schiaparelli
Levi Strauss
Tiffany & Co.
Philip Treacy
Valentino
Gianni Versace
Diane von Furstenberg
Louis Vuitton
Vera Wang
Vivienne Westwood

Models
Gisele Bündchen
Naomi Campbell
Cindy Crawford
Linda Evangelista
Iman
Beverly Johnson
Heidi Klum
Kate Moss
Jean Shrimpton
Twiggy

Muses
Josephine Baker
Brigitte Bardot
The Beatles
Jane Birkin
David Bowie
James Dean
Farrah Fawcett
Zelda Fitzgerald
Jean Harlow
Audrey Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Michael Jackson
Grace Kelly
Lady Gaga
Madonna
Michelle Obama
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Bettie Page
Princess Diana
Andy Warhol

Photographers
Richard Avedon
Guy Bourdin
Horst P. Horst
Nick Knight
Annie Leibovitz
Steven Meisel
Martin Munkácsi
Helmut Newton
Irving Penn
Herb Ritts
Mario Testino
Ellen von Unwerth
Bruce Weber

Editors & Stylists
Isabella Blow
Grace Coddington
Patricia Field
Robin Givhan
Edith Head
Eleanor Lambert
Barbara "Babe" Paley
Carine Roitfeld
Franca Sozzani
Liz Tilberis
Diana Vreeland
Anna Wintour

by Francesca Milton


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