The fashion industry in Kenya is making great strides and soon we hope Kenyans will be among the richest fashionistas in the world.

Below are the faces of men and women who are considered the most influential and richest in the fashion industry worldwide.

1. Miuccia Prada Net worth $11.1 billion

Prada launched its women’s ready-to-wear collection in 1989, and the designs came to be known for their dropped waistlines and narrow belts.

Prada’s popularity increased when the fashion world took notice of its clean lines, opulent fabrics, and basic colours.

Miuccia Prada is renowned for utilizing minimalist designs to achieve a traditional style with modern influence.

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2. Giorgio Armani: Net worth: $9.6 billion

Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer.

He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer of Italian origin.

His net worth is $9.6 billion.

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3. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (TIE) Net worth: $1.7 billion

In the 2000s, Dolce and Gabbana launched ‘D&G Junior’ line.

It was created stage dresses for such celebrities as Kylie Minogue, Alisha Keys and Mary Jay Blige.

They started to produce other new lines, including Dolce and Miss Sicily Tote bags, jewellery, men’s crocodile leather cases, decorative cosmetics, etc.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

4. Valentino Garavani: Net worth $1.5 billion

In early 2008 an era came to an end when Valentino bade farewell to the fashion scene.

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5. Pierre Cardin: Net worth $800 million

Pierre Cardin has been a mainstay in the industry for years, and he’s one of the richest fashions designers in the world because of it.

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6. Calvin Klein: Net Worth $700 million

Klein started out designing suits and coats for men in 1968. Now, it includes underwear, shirts, sweaters, and fragrances for men and women.

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Calvin Klein

7. Guccio Gucci  

Gucci is an Italian luxury brand, part of the Gucci Group.

Gucci has headquarters in Florence.

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