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Under the Influence

Nigel Barker on the women who inspired his new book, Models of Influence

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Very few people know the fashion industry as well as Nigel Barker. The model turned photographer and ubiquitous TV personality has seen the industry from any number of angles, and this month he’s putting his years of experience to use in Models of InfluenceThe book focuses on 50 of fashion’s most influential women—from 1950s models like Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn and Dovima to modern-day beauties like Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne —and includes over 200 photos.

Click through the gallery where Barker shares seven of his favorite shots from the book and explains what makes each model and photo one of his favorites.