When it comes to power, money, political influence, cultural impact are constituents. When dugging deep into entertainment and lifestyle, we can search for powerful women in the fashion industry.
Original pop sensation Madonna is credited with influencing female musicians from Britney Spears to Shakira. Besides being singer, children’s book author, owner of recording company Maverick Corporation, the Material Girl is also a fashion designer. She has been acclaimed as a businesswoman. She launched the Material Girl clothing line with daughter Lourdes this year.
Madonna is directing her second film, W.E.
Madonna launched the Material Girl clothing line with her daughter.
Lady Gaga was placed at number seven on Forbes’ annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2010. The part singer and part performance artist has single-handed reinvigorated pop culture and pop music. She has sold over 15 million albums and 51 million singles globally as of August 2010. In May 2010, she appeared in Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world. Her latest “The Fame Monster” has put her on par with Rhianna, Beyonce, and Mariah Carey for the most No.1 Billboard hits.
Lady Gaga has identified fashion as a major influence.
Heidi Klum is ranked at number 39 in Forbes’ list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”. She announced two new collaborations last year. Her exclusive deal with New Balance and Amazon to create an active wear line. “Heidi Klum For New Balance” will be sold exclusively through the online retailer.
The German-born supermodel as well as Victoria\'s Secret angel designed clothing lines, featured in the German mail-order catalog “Otto”.
She was one of the designers of the Victoria’s Secret lingerie line “The Body”. She designed shoes for Birkenstocks.
Wintour has been Vogue’s editor-in-chief for twelve years and her public image goes far beyond her title. Her name has gone with numerous fashion designers such as John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander Wang.
Wintour co-chairs the Metropolitan Museum of Art\'s Costume Institute Gala annually.
Wintour is popularly praised for her eye for fashion trends.
With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and sunglasses, Vogue’s editor-in-chief has become an institution through the fashion world.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, is one of the highest-paid new mothers of 2010. She was soon back in top model shape after giving birth to her first son, Benjamin. She earned much from her partnership with Brazilian footwear company Grendene. She is the richest woman in the entertainment world, with an estimated $150 million fortune.
Gisele Bundchen also signed contracts with Dolce & Gabbana and Max Factor.
Sarah Jessica Parker spent much of 2010 producing the Bravo reality show, Work Of Art. In 2009, Parker launched a series of three new fragrances called “Dawn”, Endless”, and “Twilight” and she released her second fragrance “Covet” two preceding years.
Sarah Jessica Parker has also become the face of many biggest fashion brands.
Parker launched her own fashion line “Bitten” in March 2007.
Fashion designer Vera Wang is ranked at number 91 in Forbes’ list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”. She is noted for her chic bridal collections.
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