Fashion Is Power—Just Ask Anna


It’s no secret that Anna Wintour rules the fashion world, but have you ever wondered how the American Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast creative director fares on the world scale of powerful females? Number 39, to be precise. Forbes dubbed everyone’s favorite Ice Queen one of the 100 most powerful women in the world as of 2014. She joins the ranks of Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg—and is followed closely by a handful of her fellow fashionable females. Designers Diane von Furstenberg (68), Miuccia Prada (75) and Tory Burch (79) are acknowledged for their fashion empires, while Gisele Bündchen is the only model to make the list. Sara Blakely came in at position 93 thanks to her game-changing billion-dollar shapewear brand, Spanx. From underpinnings to dresses and editorial outfits to the women wearing them, Forbes has got the fashion industry fully represented this year—with a nod, of course, to Beyoncé at number 17 because, after all, who run the world? Girls.