Despite the large numbers of men in the world of fashion and cosmetics, there are many powerful women in these industries. The most famous, of course, is Anna Wintour, but Delphine Arnault and Tori Burch are among the other industry powerhouses. Women in positions of power tend to be scrutinized more harshly than men. Behavior that would be considered acceptable from men is deemed “diva-ish” when from women. Most of the women on this list appear pretty standard for their social position—demanding, mean, efficient, and bossy. There’s nothing wrong with those traits, but they do make for good reading!
With an average annual income of $7 million and a net worth of $72 million, 40-year old British supermodel Kate Moss shows no signs of slowing down. She ranks #91 on Forbes’ 2014 list of the world’s 100 most powerful celebrities. Moss gained fame as a model, having been scouted at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport in 1988.
She has worked for a variety of designers including Gucci, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari and Rimmel. In 2010 she designed a range of handbags for the French luxury leather goods company Longchamp. Today, she both models and works as a designer for companies such as TopShop.
Most recently, Moss was paired with 22-year old rising star Cara Delevigne in a sexy, seductive, black-and-white photo shoot for the tantalizing new fragrance My Burberry. The perfume is inspired by the cult trench coat of the Burberry brand and a London garden after rain.