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By Nigel Barker

New York Times Bestseller

Nigel Barker—fashion authority, photographer, and host of Oxygen's The Face—presents 50 of the main influential types from the Nineteen Forties to this present day via a wealth of full-color photos from the world's most famed model photographers and an anecdotal textual content that finds every one woman's indelible position within the pantheons of style and well known culture.

Interweaving 2 hundred attractive pictures and informative and enjoyable anecdotes, Models of Influence profiles 50 girls who've made an unforgettable effect on type, the modeling undefined, and our notions of attractiveness. 8 chronological chapters, each one of which highlight an period, function the tales and pictures of girls who made their mark.

These contain Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Dovima, and Dorian Leigh, who reigned in the course of modeling's golden age within the Fifties; Twiggy, Veruschka, and Jean Shrimpton, who embodied the loose spirit of the Sixties; and Lauren Hutton, Iman, and Janice Dickinson, types who revolutionized the thought of good looks within the Seventies. Barker profiles these who have turn into the million-dollar faces in their time, comparable to Christie Brinkley and Elle Macpherson; revisits the age of the twiglet, whilst Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell rose to international stardom; and spotlights everlasting chameleons Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, and Amber Valletta, between others. additionally incorporated are versions who introduced us into the twenty-first century, and those that are best the way in which into the longer term, from Gisele Bündchen, Daria Werbowy, Liya Kebede, and Coco Rocha to Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls, and Kate Upton.

Nigel Barker showcases each one model's incandescent style—that precise whatever that units her aside, no matter if it is her designated physicality, a bold method of image-making, or a specific power that displays the zeitgeist. the following, too, are types who broke the mould of their respective eras and grew to become the normal inspiration of attractiveness on its head.

Stunning in its breadth and sweetness, comprising a number of the best type photographs over the past 70 years, Models of Influence is a party of style and a gaggle of unforgettable girls who've contributed to shaping and alter smooth culture.

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