Vivienne Westwood, DESIGNER
Why? Because punk rock cleans up right nice, and tartan plaid never look so avant-garde. Because she dressed the Sex Pistols in the early '70s, and- still relevant nearly 40 years later- she made Sex and the City movie wedding dress. And because she dares to play with proportions, uses corsets as outerwear, and terrifies models with her nine-inch-heel shoe creations.