Which Culture and Fashion Influencers Should Be on the 2014 TIME 100?

Updated April 14, 2014

While TIME’s editors will choose the TIME 100 our annual list of the most influential people in the world we want readers to have a say too. Cast your vote here for the people from the worlds of culture and fashion you think have changed the world this past year, for better or worse. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 22, and the winner of our reader poll will be announced April 23. This year’s official TIME 100 list will be announced April 24.

Click here to vote in other categories: World, U.S. Politics, Business & Tech, Movies & TV, Music, Media and Sports. See the poll results in real time here.

  • Tory Burch

    A decade after launching her brand, Burch has leveraged her signature ballet flats into a billion-dollar business, just ahead of rumblings of an IPO.

  • John Green

    The eagerly awaited film adaptation of this YA author’s beloved novel, The Fault in Our Stars, hits the silver screen this summer.

  • Ralph Lauren

    The American designer made headlines this year when his Olympic apparel made Team USA look cozy in classic sweaters.

  • Natalie Massenet

    The founder of the successful online shop Net-A-Porter has changed the way people shop for high-end labels and plans to grow the site drastically in the coming months by adding more designers.

  • Phoebe Philo

    After a break from the industry, British fashion icon Philo stepped into the role of creative director at LVMH to rebuild the Parisian fashion powerhouse Céline.

  • Veronica Roth

    Roth joined her young-adult-novel successors by selling more than 2 million copies of the Divergent trilogy, a dystopian story whose main character fits the powerful-heroine bill and was adapted into a film starring Shailene Woodley.

  • Donna Tartt

    The Goldfinch, a novel of art-world hijinks, has won Tartt critical acclaim, 24 weeks (and counting) on the New York Times best-sellers list, and a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

  • Kate Upton

    The model covered everything from Vogue to Vanity Fair and will soon star opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in The Other Woman.

  • Alexander Wang

    The young designer, a favorite of Michelle Obama’s, debuted his first line for Balenciaga as creative director last year, earning plaudits from the fashion industry.

  • Alice Waters

    The mother of the organic movement has been operating the iconic restaurant Chez Panisse for more than four decades, while her initiatives in sustainable food continue to gain influence worldwide.

  • Dominque Ansel

    After being shut down briefly by the Department of Health, customers are back to lining up around the block for the French pastry chef’s flaky croissant-doughnut hybrid, sold at his New York City bakery.

  • Jason Wu

    A favorite of Michelle Obama’s, the designer was named art director for Hugo Boss last year.

    Which movie and television entertainers should be on the TIME 100? Vote now.

    Click here to vote in other categories: World, U.S. Politics, Business & Tech, Music, Media, and Sports. See the poll results in real time here.

    This post was updated to include Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize in Fiction award.

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