Sunday, 21 September 2014

Fashion's Most Powerful Women

Vanessa Friedman, Sara Blakely, Pat McGrath
              Vanessa Friedman                                             Sara Blakely                                               Pat McGrath

's list of the most powerful women in fashion is a fascinating look at the diversity of talent that's shaping the industry today.

Their top fifty features retail executives, entrepreneurs and media titans, as well as women overseeing billion dollar empires and those with a social media following in the millions. 

Although the list contains many household names, including Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet and Editor in Chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour, I've chosen to highlight three women who you may not be so familiar with...

Vanessa Friedman - Fashion Director & Chief Fashion Critic, The New York Times

Formerly of the Financial Times, Vanessa Friedman is revered for her direct and pragmatic approach to discussing fashion, and her critiques always make for a fascinating read.

Sara Blakely - Founder & CEO, Spanx

Since launching Spanx in 2000, Sara Blakely has become the world's youngest self-made billionaire, according to Forbes. Her undergarments have changed the way women wear their clothes.

Pat McGrath - Make up Artist

Despite not having any formal training, Pat McGrath has worked with everyone from Jil Sander to Prada to John Galliano, to craft runway beauty looks. In 1999 Giorgio Armani called on her to design his beauty line, and in 2004 Proctor and Gamble named her the Creative Design Director for its cosmetics lines, including Cover Girl and Max Factor. 

To see the full list of 50 click here

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