After being supplanted by retail heavyweight Terry Lundgren last year, Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani again sit atop the DNR Power 100 this year, in slots one and two, respectively.
Both of the design legends have helmed their preeminent luxury brands to record years in 2007. And both wield the many different aspects of power that we consider when compiling this annual survey: financial muscle, creative influence, star quality and industry stature.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"