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See Who Made Time's List of the 100 Most Influential Fashion Icons

Today, in anticipation of the Time 100, the magazine has released a list of the 100 most influential fashion icons of all time since 1923, when Time
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Today, in anticipation of the Time 100, the magazine has released a list of the 100 most influential fashion icons of all time since 1923, when Time was first published. The list is divided into categories: designers & brands, models, muses, photographers and editors & stylists, with designers & brands making up the bulk of the list.

For the most part, the list is pretty much who we'd expect without any glaring omissions. Of course, as with any list of this kind, there are a few tiny surprises. Some interesting things we noticed:

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are on the list together under designers and might be the only people on this list under the age of 40. • Dolce & Gabbana is listed as a brand, whereas most of of the designers are listed by name (e.g. Cristobal Balenciaga) • There are almost no British designers. • Most of the designers listed are the founding designers of big fashion houses, rather than succeeding designers, save for John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld. • Andy Warhol is listed as a muse? • There's a noticeable lack of people of color.

Click through for the full list. Is there anyone who you think is missing or should not have been included?

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Designers & Brands Azzedine Alaïa Giorgio Armani Cristobal Balenciaga Manolo Blahnik Sara Blakely Pierre Cardin Jacques Cartier Hussein Chalayan Coco Chanel Christian Dior Dolce & Gabbana Tom Ford Hubert de Givenchy John Galliano Jean Paul Gaultier Jacques Heim and Louis Réard Rudi Gernreich Hermès Marc Jacobs Rei Kawakubo Calvin Klein René Lacoste Karl Lagerfeld Jeanne Lanvin Ralph Lauren Christian Louboutin Alexander McQueen Issey Miyake Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Jean Patou Miuccia Prada Mary Quant Roy Raymond Yves Saint Laurent Jil Sander Elsa Schiaparelli Levi Strauss Tiffany & Co. Philip Treacy Valentino Gianni Versace Diane von Furstenberg Louis Vuitton Vera Wang Vivienne Westwood

Models Gisele Bündchen Naomi Campbell Cindy Crawford Linda Evangelista Iman Beverly Johnson Heidi Klum Kate Moss Jean Shrimpton Twiggy

Muses Josephine Baker Brigitte Bardot The Beatles Jane Birkin David Bowie James Dean Farrah Fawcett Zelda Fitzgerald Jean Harlow Audrey Hepburn Katharine Hepburn Michael Jackson Grace Kelly Lady Gaga Madonna Michelle Obama Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Bettie Page Princess Diana Andy Warhol

Photographers Richard Avedon Guy Bourdin Horst P. Horst Nick Knight Annie Leibovitz Steven Meisel Martin Munkácsi Helmut Newton Irving Penn Herb Ritts Mario Testino Ellen von Unwerth Bruce Weber

Editors & Stylists Isabella Blow Grace Coddington Patricia Field Robin Givhan Edith Head Eleanor Lambert Barbara "Babe" Paley Carine Roitfeld Franca Sozzani Liz Tilberis Diana Vreeland Anna Wintour