And while few can argue with the supreme Vogue editrix's rank (especially after seeing the power she wields in "The September Issue"), some of the rest of the list leaves us scratching our heads.
Rounding out the top 10 are:
- 2) Cindi Leive - Glamour
- 3) Robbie Myers - Elle
- 4) Lesley Jane Seymour - More
- 5) Linda Wells - Allure
- 6) Glenda Bailey - Harper's Bazaar
- 7) Ariel Foxman - InStyle
- 8) Kate White - Cosmo
- 9) Joanna Coles - Marie Claire
- 10) Ann Shoket - Seventeen
But we're wondering if all of that criteria really ads up to the most influential editors in fashion. Even if More had a 9% increase in ad sales and Marie Claire is desperately trying to maximize exposure through reality shows "Project Runway" and "Running In Heels," are they really more influential on the industry than the ground-breaking spreads and portraiture in W, V and Interview, or the playful spirit of Nylon and Teen Vogue?
We're thinking a recount might be in order (as well as an inclusion of other non-editor-in-chiefs, like Vogue's magical Grace Coddington or Marie Claire's Nina Garcia).
What do you think, did Forbes get it right, or did they overlook some deserving editors? Leave a comment below.
And check out how the aforementioned editors are doing business-wise with their all-important September issues, here.