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Who were the most powerful fashion influencers of 2017?

Singers Rihanna and Selena Gomez, model Balla Hadid as well as actor Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are among the top 5 fashion influencers for 2017, according to fashion search platform Lyst.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 15, 2017 18:46 IST
Singers Rihanna and Selena Gomez and model Bella Hadid were the top 5 fashion influencers of 2017.
Singers Rihanna and Selena Gomez and model Bella Hadid were the top 5 fashion influencers of 2017.(Instagram.com)

After taking the world by storm with the announcement of her engagement with Prince Harry, actress Meghan Markle is now taking over the world of fashion with her impeccable dressing sense. According to E! Online, a global fashion search platform Lyst, has released its 2017 The Year in Fashion round-up and Meghan scored the number 4 spot in the Influencers category. She landed one spot ahead of Kate Middleton on the fashion influencer list as the Duchess of Cambridge came in at number 5.

Rihanna has landed the number 1 spot on the list, with Selena Gomez coming in second and Bella Hadid in third. It should be noted that Harry and Meghan are set to tie the knot in May 2018 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The site said, “Meghan proved her royal style credentials this year, wearing heritage British brands Barbour, Hunter and Burberry. She also spiked searches for lesser-known labels Misha Nonoo and Finlay and Co.”

Meanwhile, for the Duchess of Cambridge, Lyst noted that she “continues to spark global demand for her looks- this year caused dresses by Erdem, LK Bennett, Roland Mouret and Dolce and Gabbana to sell out in seconds.”

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