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13 of the Fashion Industry’s Most Valuable Female Players

For an industry that mostly focuses on women's clothes, fashion has a lot of men in high positions of power. The third richest man in the world, Amancio Ortega, holds about 60% of Inditex, the company that owns Zara. Bernard Arnault, head of LVMH, is also on Forbes' list of billionaires. Karl Lagerfeld, who's been working in the fashion industry for longer than most of us have been alive, has his hand dipped in nearly everything. 

But forget the fellas — women in fashion are making moves, too, and a few of them happen to be some of the most valuable people in the industry at large. Whether they're magazine editors, designers or celebrity stylists, these women have proven just how important they are to the world of fashion.