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Forbes ranked the 100 most powerful celebrities, which resulted in pats on the back all around in the music, sports, film, television, and publishing industry. But in the fashion world, it feels more like a reminder of how insular it is. We had to click through 81 times before we came across even a model. It's Gisele, naturally. And she ranked behind the guy who created Survivor.
You could count Rihanna thanks to her River Island collab or David Beckham considering he's a walking billboard for H&M and anything else he wears, but the fame preceded the fashion in both cases. FYI: The "fame metric" used included money made in the last year, social networking presence, and marketability. Also FYI: Miranda Kerr is the only other "fashion" person and she's number 100.
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