Debrett's announce 20 most influential people in British fashion

Debrett's announce 20 most influential people in British fashion

Movers and shakers in the British fashion industry

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From net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet to Cara Delevingne, Debrett's unveil its list of the 20 most influential names in the British fashion industry

As part of its yearly Debrett's 500 list, Debrett's has catalogued 20 of the most influential people in British fashion - celebrating the crème de la crème of those who play an important role in shaping the fashion industry.

The list features a mixture of renowned names, such as Kate Moss and Stella McCartney, and also the likes of Cara Delevingne, who is a relative newcomer to the fashion circuit.

Starting the list is founder and executive chairman of The Net-a-Porter Group, Natalie Massenet. Massenet, who launched the luxury online site in 2000 from her home, went on to sell a 93 per cent share in the company in 2010 for £50 million. The business savvy Massenet also heads up the British Fashion Council in her role as chairman.

The list is also made up of many key fashion designers including Sarah Burton, Phoebe Philo, Christopher Bailey, and Victoria Beckham – who stars in a new fashion trailer, recently released by skype.

12 out of the 20 names listed have been awarded an OBE or MBE from the queen for their contribution to the industry.

Debretts top 500

Natalie Massenet

Check out Debrett's 20 most influential names in British fashion below:

Natalie Massenet, MBE. Founder and executive chairman of The Net A Porter Group 
Prof Louise Wilson, OBE. Course director Central St Martins 
Christopher Kane, Fashion designer 
Katie Grand, Stylist and editor-in-chief LOVE 
Christopher Bailey, MBE. Chief creative officer Burberry 
Kate Moss. Model 
Cara Delevingne. Model 
Sarah Burton, OBE. Creative director Alexander McQueen 
Russell Marsh, Casting director 
Pat McGrath, MBE. Make-up artist 
Charlotte Tilbury. Make-up artist 
Sam McKnight. Hairstylist 
Tamara Mellon, OBE. Co-founder Jimmy Choo 
Phoebe Philo, OBE. Creative director Celine 
Stella McCartney, OBE. Fashion designer 
Nick Knight, OBE. Fashion photographer 
Victoria Beckham. Fashion designer 
Lulu Kennedy, MBE. Founder and director Fashion East 
Dylan Jones, OBE. Editor British GQ 
Alexandra Shulman, OBE. Editor-in-chief British Vogue

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