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The crowd at TIME’s annual 100 Most Influential People Gala is by definition an impressive one. But did the gowns at last night’s event do justice to their wearers? Click through to find out.
Despite the small number of fashion folk on the Time‘s 100 Most Influential People list this year, last night’s red carpet was quite stylish.
Last year, Tom Ford was the lone representative of the fashion community to make it on Time’s 100 list. This year, that number has increased exponentially (an exact number really depends on who does or doesn’t “count” as fashion) with the inclusion of Spanx founder Sara Blakley, Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton, Kate and Pippa Middleton, and Rihanna.
Time has just released its list of the 100 most influential fashion icons. From designers like Marc Jacobs to editors like Anna Wintour and everyone in between, it’s a who’s who of fashion’s elite, past and present.
Last night, Blake Lively stepped out to celebrate her place on this year’s Time 100 list, and while Lively on a red carpet anywhere would make headlines, this appearance is one for the history books.
We’re pretty happy this morning to join the throng of fashion publications that have announced that Tom Ford has been selected as a member of the Time 100. We’re also just a little miffed to report that among the band of fascinating people who comprise the list, Ford is the lone representative of the fashion community.
According to a Time magazine poll of 2009′s most influential people, Lady Gaga is number one. Not only does she beat out political leaders like French President Nicholas Sarkozy (5) and Hillary Clinton (4) but, more importantly, her Gaga-ness beat out typically fierce fashion titans like Marc Jacobs (99) and Anna Wintour (122).