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WWD has released its top-10 list of fashion newsmakers of 2010—in alphabetical (and not rank) order, it seems. The list reads:
1. Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH who made a move on Hermes in OctoberIs there anyone else you'd nominate that WWD left off? Maybe there ought to be a different list for the blogosphere: "Fashion Blog Newsmakers of 2010." We'd like to nominate Crystal Renn, Lara Stone, Alexa Chung for Madewell, Lady Gaga, and Tim Gunn. Anyone else?
2. Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal heiress who became embroiled in a national government scandal
3. Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and CEO of PVH, which acquired Tommy Hilfiger this year
4. Diego Della Valle, Chairman of Tod's, who now owns 19.1% of Saks
5. Tom Ford, who released a film this year and rebelled against the fashion system by staging a fashion show for only 100 editors and one photographer
6. Karen Katz, the new President and CEO of Neiman Marcus
7. Karl Lagerfeld, who was even more interesting in 2010 than ever before with his appointment to the French Legion of Honor, the Chanel SoHo opening, and his new collaboration with Macy's
8. Ralph Lauren, who opened two spectacular retail spaces in Manhattan this year
9. Alexander McQueen, a genius who died this February
10. Kevin Ryan, founder of Gilt Groupe
· 2010’s Top 10 Newsmakers [WWD]