You've heard it before-if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. We think the phrase more than applies to New York Fashion Week too-if you can make it to the top of the New York Fashion Week scene, you are essentially unstoppable (it really isn't as easy to be Anna Wintour as it looks).
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With New York Fashion Week kicking off imminently, we've assembled a list of the biggest power players that you need to know. From some of the most revered (and let's be honest feared editors), to the fashion bloggers who now dominate the front row, to the designers who make the New York Fashion Week calendar what it is.
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So how did we come up with our New York Fashion Week Power List? The people included are uniquely successful in their individual professions. We also tried to include influencers in a broad range of categories-from models to retailers to social media gurus. Also on the list are the rising stars we feel confident are the one's to watch this season.
Click through the slideshow above for our New York Fashion Week Power List: 50 People You Need To Know On and Off the Runway!
Aliza Licht, Donna Karan Senior Vice President of Global Communications
Aliza Licht not only decides who makes the cut to attend the Donna Karan, DKNY, and DKNY Mens shows, she is the voice behind @DKNY on Twitter which boasts over 471,000 followers and counting.
Our favorite part about Licht is that she isn't afraid to call out those who step over fashion week boundaries (like, say, requesting a fashion week invite when you don't even work in the fashion industry). She'll also tweet when things aren't going so well (like when the Donna Karan fashion week invites didn't go as planned). Thanks to Licht, fashion week is a whole lot more entertaining than it would be otherwise.