12 sultans of style

From iconic designers to luxury group titans, power has never looked so good. Fortune traveled the world to photograph the men and women who personify the business of style.

The Mogul
The Mogul
Born to a family of Italian shoemakers, Diego Della Valle launched his own leather-goods empire in the 1970s with an elegant driving moccasin that became an instant classic. Three decades later his Tod's group (which also includes the Hogan brand) generates $719 million a year in sales. Though his stores now stretch from Geneva to Seoul, Della Valle keeps production close to home: Tod's largest factory is located in his birthplace, Casette d'Ete.

Photographed arriving in Casette d'ete, Italy

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