The news magazines annual report rounds up the 100 breakouts, pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons that inspire the world. For the 2012 edition, editors asked prominent fans of the honourees to explain why the individuals highlighted by the list matter.
[S]he did the undoable, Sarah Jessica Parker wrote of Alexander McQueen designer Burton. A royal wedding dress that could never live up to the impossible dream. But it did.
News presenter Katie Couric, meanwhile, took a more humorous tone in her assessment of Blakely. The comic irony of Spanx is that the woman who became a billionaire after inventing them doesn't even need them, Couric wrote. Poor thing, she was a size 2 when the idea hit her.
Stella McCartney shared her admiration of Rihanna (who attended the designers exclusive AW12 presentation in London). She is one of the few people I know in that world of fame and celebrity who arent all about themselves, McCartney wrote.
The full complement of Time 100 honourees will be celebrated with a gala in New York next week. Rihanna is set to perform, and fellow honourees Claire Danes, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are expected to attend.More