Debatable topic.

Apparently the three most influential people in fashion right now are Kate Moss, Princess Diana and Victoria Beckham. On hearing this, obviously a heated discussion began. 'What!? Princess Di? She's been dead 13 years!' or 'Posh Spice? Yer right. She just copies Roland Mouret designs. She's not influential in the fashion industry at all.' However, some people saw why these three had been chosen. 'Victoria is in every magazine and people want to copy her look.' and I overheard one girl say 'I'd die for Kate Moss' wardrobe.'

So are we influenced by the way they're marketed? All three of these women have/have had massive coverage in the media. Princess Diana was the nation's sweetheart during the 90s and people tried to emulate her. Victoria Beckham is famous for being one fifth of the global phenomenon The Spice Girls then marrying footballer David Beckham. Her success is envied by many women worldwide. Kate Moss, a name everyone in the fashion industry loves to hear, started her modelling career at 14 and quickly became the face of the late 90s and early 00s. Her partying past makes us want to know more about the reclusive star so she's constantly in weekly gossip magazines.

In a way, I understand why these three made the top of the list but if you ask me, times have changed and three other people have knocked these women off the top. In my opinion the three most influential people in the fashion industry are: Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue. Coco Chanel, infamous french designer and Steven Meisel the best of the best fashion photographers.

Anna Wintour is my first choice as she dictates what goes in American Vogue, the most read fashion magazine in the world. Coco Chanel is my 2nd choice as she revolutionised womenswear in the 20s and now Karl Lagerfeld is continuing in her footsteps as creative director at Chanel. I also chose Steven Meisel who has shot in nearly every single fashion magazines and his photos, at the end of the day, make consumers want to wear certain fashions.

But, as ever, fashion is subjective so we're going to have to agree to disagree.

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