19. Zaha Hadid

Medium: Architecture etc.

Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid was the first woman to with the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. Her Starchitect status and global notoriety speak to her success and recognition as a designer of space and structure. And two days ago, Hadid revealed her first New York City project: a boutique condo complex near New York City's High Line park. In addition to her geometric mega-structures, she has also created furniture installations, as well as had a hand in the design of a three-wheeled automobile. She even dabbled in footwear design to produce a boot in 2009 with clothing brand Lacoste.

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