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 dawn of McLuxury Milestones in the brief history of how luxury brands found a mass market. (more)
The rebirth of Brooks Brothers The iconic men's retailer turned to hipster designer Thom Browne to refresh its brand with his modern takes on classic designs. (more)
5 Luxe limited editions These days carrying a Gucci bag doesn't mean you're special. Retailers hope that one-of-a-kind items can recapture exclusivity. (more)