The Business of Fashion 500 list was only founded in 2013, but it has quickly become one of the standards for judging the influence that people have in the fashion industry. Billed as the "definitive professional index for people shaping the global fashion industry," the list seeks to find the movers and shakers that are influencing the future of fashion.
This year's BOF500 installment debuted on Tuesday, and it includes a number of new entrants. A$AP Rocky, Zayn Malik, Beyoncé, and Jaden and Willow Smith all landed on the list for the first time with all of them having made significant contributions to the fashion world. Rocky became the first black spokesman in the 46-year history of Dior Homme earlier this year, a major milestone for people of color in fashion. Willow Smith similarly became an ambassador for Chanel back in March. And in addition to gracing magazine covers and serving as a fashion icon in her own right, Beyoncé also made a foray into the fashion world with her line of athleisure clothing Ivy Park.
Other new additions to the list include plus-sized model Ashley Graham, who appeared on this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover, Off White founder and Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh, model Bella Hadid, designer Gosha Rubchinskiy, and Vetements' stylist Lotta Volkova.
Clearly everyone who managed to make the list spent 2016 doing big things in the fashion world. What's really crazy is that many of these people are pulling double duty as musicians as well. You can check out the entire Business of Fashion 500 here to see who else made the list.