On Thursday morning, Time released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which again this year includes several fashion industry names: Karlie Kloss and designers Riccardo Tisci and Guo Pei.
Tisci are Pei are honored in the “artists” category, while Kloss is listed as an “icon.”
“Karlie Kloss is the epitome of the ideal American Millennial woman,” Diane von Furstenberg wrote glowingly about Kloss. “As a model, a businesswoman, a young philanthropist and a force on social media, she doesn’t just connect with her generation — she leads it, inspiring young women around the world to become the women they want to be, just as she has done so beautifully.”
Tisci’s introduction was written by Donatella Versace, who appeared in the Givenchy campaign for fall 2015. “You need to be an agitator, a rebel, someone who pushes boundaries and defies convention, someone who brings together fashion with art and other cultures,” Versace wrote. “That is what makes Riccardo Tisci one of the most important figures in fashion right now.”
Pei rose to international fame almost a year ago when Rihanna wore her design to the 2015 Met Ball. “When an artist finds success beyond China, there is a great sense of national pride, and Guo is no exception,” Wendi Murdoch writes. “Her work showcases Chinese technique — intricate skill and incredible craftsmanship — and it reflects the endless hours dedicated to bringing beauty, romance and her imagination to life.”
Time will celebrate the list with a gala on Tuesday at Lincoln Center in New York. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande are expected to perform.