New York Metro has an interesting piece about the most influential people in fashion. It's got all the usual suspects (Anna Wintour, Ralph Lauren) as well as a few more surprising ones (Mary Catalina, Marc Ecko). Check it out here.
"Anna Wintour, Editor-in-chief, Vogue
Vogue, c’est moi. No fashion figure has ever played her power as strongly and cannily as the feared, respected, sharply intelligent Wintour. She can make a fledgling’s career in a single phone call (designers from John Galliano to Zac Posen owe her a debt of gratitude), anoint the next society muse (Lauren duPont, Jessica Joffe), and raise millions for her favorite causes ($26 million for the Met’s Costume Institute in the past eleven years, $14 million for various AIDS charities)..."