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

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Photography is all about intent, interpretation, and storytelling. A photograph can tell a story with a million words without saying… or writing… a single one. Imagery can transport us back in time and help us discover the world around us.  Sometimes its just a simple photograph that can tell you the story of your past and your present. Nigel Barker on his new book “Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion” gives us a glimpse of our past and our future of fashion, fashion photography, and the 50 models who made the greatest impact in the world of fashion.

But this book is more than just about the 50 women who reset the course of fashion. This book is a time capsule… This book transports us to the time of each model, giving us insight not only into the life of the model, but insight into the culture, the fashion, and the political and social world surrounding them.

Nigel Barker, a man who really needs no introduction, is an internationally renowned fashion photographer, former model, author, filmmaker, a tv personality known for his time on America’s Next Top Model. as a photographer and judge. As well as, a host alongside Naomi Campbell on “The Face,” and the creator of his own show on VH1, “The Shot.”


But whether Nigel Barker is behind the camera or in front of the camera, he never forgets to pay homage to his humble beginnings by giving back to the world my using his own celebrity influence. Whether he is advocating for EGPAG (Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation), campaigning for gender equality with HeForShe, or being a champion for GirlUp an innovative campaign for the United Nations Foundation, or campaigning for FTBC (Fashion Targets Breast Cancer) …Nigel Barker is definitely a Model of Influence.


Model of Influence being the definitive word, the book “Model of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion” definitely teaches us the definition of beauty…And it doesn’t start with clothes, makeup, a certain size, color, or shape. This book is without a doubt…A Must Read.


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