The TIME 100

To help select the world's most influential people, earlier honorees offer their nominations when asked: Who should be on this year's list?

Ziyi Zhang

The Chinese movie star is now filming a thriller, The Horsemen

Everyone knows Giorgio Armani! Simply put, he represents unparalleled elegance and style. He has brought his magic to all aspects of contemporary life. For me, the pleasure of collaborating with him is witnessing his work discipline and the way he inspires everyone around him to give their best. [Armani has designed Oscar and Golden Globe gowns for Zhang.]

Ralph Lauren

For decades the Bronx-born designer has challenged and evolved American fashion

We all need to believe in the hope and vision of a leader. Barack Obama has...

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