Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion

Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion

Nigel Barker


New York Times Bestseller

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

Interweaving two hundred wonderful images and informative and interesting anecdotes, Models of Influence profiles 50 ladies who've made an unforgettable effect on type, the modeling undefined, and our notions of good looks. 8 chronological chapters, each one of which highlight an period, function the tales and photographs 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 unfastened spirit of the Nineteen Sixties; and Lauren Hutton, Iman, and Janice Dickinson, versions who revolutionized the suggestion of good looks within the Nineteen Seventies. Barker profiles these who have develop into the million-dollar faces in their time, reminiscent of Christie Brinkley and Elle Macpherson; revisits the age of the stick insect, while Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Naomi Campbell rose to worldwide stardom; and spotlights everlasting chameleons Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, and Amber Valletta, between others. additionally integrated are versions who introduced us into the twenty-first century, and those that are major the best way into the long run, 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 every one model's incandescent style—that particular anything that units her aside, no matter if it is her detailed physicality, a bold method of image-making, or a selected strength that displays the zeitgeist. the following, too, are types who broke the mould of their respective eras and became the normal inspiration of good looks on its head.

Stunning in its breadth and sweetness, comprising a number of the best model photographs during the last 70 years, Models of Influence is a party of style and a bunch of unforgettable ladies who've assisted in shaping and alter glossy culture.

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