Obviously I can't choose just one because at some point or another I have liked something that these designers contributed to fashion, otherwise I wouldn't have listed them. (I got this idea from Ignitioned 32's poll, props to them) My top five in no particular order are: Gianni Versace-I think he was the first designer I ever knew of. The earliest I can think back to knowing about fashion was when I was about 10 and he was killed. I also love his ability to mix so many different elements of fashion, from classicism to rock star style. Tom Ford-Designer or not, I love his work. He created a lifestyle which, to this day is still popular. The first time I saw a Gucci dress was the white Halston-esque one from 96. As my love of fashion has grown, so has my love of Gucci under Tom's rule. Alexander McQueen-I love his ability to cut fabrics into pattens others can only dream of. His rebelious spirit and desire to do what he feels no matter what is why I love his work. John Galliano-The colorful, cultural creativity of his creations is exciting and I love watching his shows. He is part of a select few designers who creates art more then clothing and fashion needs people like that. Stella McCartney-I love her ability to meld elements of menswear, lingerie and classic sportswear in order to create something totally fresh and modern. Also, her rule of using animal-frriendly materials is very admirable in an industry where fur is always popular.