Time has officially unveiled its annual list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World." This time around, a few fashion industry influencers were included. The three that made it were Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, Karlie Kloss, and Chinese designer Guo Pei.
The inclusion of Tisci doesn't come as a surprise. The Givenchy creative director is often responsible for dressing celebrities like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj, who also happened to nab a place on Time's list. Not to mention, he has his own collaboration with Nike.
"You need to be an agitator, a rebel, someone who pushes boundaries and defies convention, someone who brings together fashion with art and other cultures," Donatella Versace wrote about Tisci for Time. "That is what makes Riccardo Tisci one of the most important figures in fashion right now."
Even though Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid might be the most popular models right now, Karlie Kloss it the only one to earn a place on the list. In addition to being an entrepreneur, who has launched her own denim line and YouTube channel, Kloss is a 34-time Vogue cover girl and former Victoria's Secret Angel. It was even said that she couldn't book runway shows because she was too famous.
Designer Guo Pei might be lesser-known to some, but her spot is well deserved. She is regarded as a one of China's foremost designers, but didn't come into the international spotlight until last year's Met Gala. Pei is the mastermind behind Rihanna's unforgettable yellow dress, but her work with celebrities goes back over 20 years. Her own couture designs have even been honored at the Met's Costume Institute.
Previously we have seen fashion folks like Michael Kors and Jenna Lyons make the list, and last year Kanye West was given his own cover.