The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry

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What is the BoF 500?

No other industry has a cast of characters as passionate, diverse and interesting as those who influence and animate the business of fashion, from business titans and daring young designers to power princesses and discreet behind-the-scenes catalysts, in cities from New York to Paris to Beijing and beyond.

The BoF 500 is a live, visual index of these talented shapers of the global fashion industry, curated by the editors of The Business of Fashion and powered by social media.

Explore the BoF 500 to learn who they are, what they’re doing and how they break down, from designers to entrepreneurs to behind-the-scenes catalysts, hailing from 27 countries and representing 50 different nationalities.

Who they are: Discover professional pages for each of the BoF 500 Filter by Role and Location...

What They're Doing: Explore a live mosaic powered by social media

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      • Joe Zee Incoming Editor-in-Chief and Executive C...
      • Aldo Bensadoun Founder & Chairman, Aldo Group
      • Jenna Lyons President & Creative Director, J.Crew
      • Joan Smalls Model
      • Glenda Bailey Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar US
      • Mickey Drexler Chief Executive, J.Crew Group, Inc.
      • Paulo Borges Founder & Artistic Director, São Paulo F...
      • Sam McKnight Hair Stylist
      • Chiara Ferragni Founder, theblondesalad.com
      • Kate Mulleavy & Laura Mulleavy Designers, Rodarte
      • Lisa Eldridge Makeup Artist
      • Joseph Einhorn Founder & Chief Executive, The Fancy
      • Ari Seth Cohen Founder, advancedstyle.blogspot.co.uk
      • Chiara Ferragni Founder, theblondesalad.com
      • Emily Weiss Founder & Creative Director, intotheglos...
      • Costanza Pascolato Guest writer, Vogue Brazil
      • Tory Burch Designer, Tory Burch
      • Kate Phelan Creative Director/Fashion Director, Tops...
      • Jennifer Hyman Chief Executive, Rent the Runway
      • Philippe von Borries & Justin Stefano Co-Founders, Refinery 29
      • Iman Model & Businesswoman
      • Ariel Foxman Editor-in-Chief, InStyle US
      • Carine Roitfeld Editor-in-Chief, CR Fashion Book
      • Daniela Falcão Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Brasil
      • José Neves Founder & Chief Executive, FarFetch.com
      • Ed Burstell Managing Director, Liberty
      • Manolo Blahnik Designer, Manolo Blahnik
      • Craig Leavitt Chief Executive, Kate Spade
      • Katie Hillier Creative Director, MBMJ
      • Christopher Bailey Chief Creative Officer & Incoming Chief ...
      • Ed Burstell Managing Director, Liberty
      • Mario Testino Photographer
      • Ariel Foxman Editor-in-Chief, InStyle US
      • Glenda Bailey Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar US

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