OCCUPATION: H&M design director
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PRO: Head designer for the largest European clothing-store chain, known for its fashionable trends and reasonable prices. She oversees the designs of over 500 million items every year.
CON: Some credit the store's success on cheap prices and celebrity sponsorships like Madonna and Kylie Minogue. H&M is still much smaller than its U.S. rival Gap Inc. H&M's 20-day turnaround policy from design to hanger has resulted in poor worker conditions and even been blamed for fatalities in Bangladesh, where the clothing is produced.
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