46. Sarah Lerfel
Who And Why: Retail pioneer, entrepreneur
Years Of Influence: 1997-present
Sarah deserves to be on this list because of how she was able to take sneaker culture and mix it within her idea of high fashion, music, technology, cosmetics, and fragrances. Worlds that normally you wouldn’t have thought would mix, like kicks with high fashion or runway fashion, she made it work. Sarah from Colette was able to do it successfully on a global scale so that everyone could see it. That’s key. It clicked in people’s minds that there was a synergy between all these different worlds.