Article Apr 21, 2019

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Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli named on Time 100 list

Top fashion designers Clare Waight Keller and Pierpaolo Piccioli have made the Time 100 list.

Each year, editors at Time magazine compile a list of the most influential people in the world, with the 2019 announcement including celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Sandra Oh, Chrissy Teigen, Dwayne Johnson, and Regina King, as well as political figures like U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Members of the fashion and beauty industries were honoured too, such as Givenchy creative director Waight Keller, who is known for making Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress.

"We are drawn to Clare's work because she doesn't design from the outside in, she designs from the inside out. From the place of pinning clothes on a body," commented actress Julianne Moore in a statement for Time regarding the fashion star.

While Piccioli, who has headed up Valentino since 2008, was toasted by Frances McDormand. The Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star wore custom Valentino numbers to the 2018 Met Gala and the 2019 Oscars.

"His reign in the House of Valentino has been a lesson in grace," she gushed of the Italian designer. "He feels no need to erase the past but builds on its foundation and by doing so makes the future of the house stronger, braver. His inclusionary vision is evidenced by the way he honours the craftspeople in his atelier and shares a meal with them after the couture events. And he is a great dancer!"

In addition, Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Hyman was included in the list, and received an admiring essay from fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg, while make-up maven Pat McGrath was feted by ‘70s supermodel Beverly Johnson, who she described as a "legend".