Nigel Barker is a fashion photographer whose images have been printed in many major magazines. The host of Oxygen's The Face, Nigel was also a judge on America's Next Top Model for nine years. He directs and produces films and documentaries, many of which are devoted to his humanitarian work for organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He lives in New York City with his wife, Cristen, and their two children, Jack and Jasmine.
"Nigel Barker's experience as a photographer, documentary filmmaker, and presence on America's Next Top Model and The Face, with Naomi Campbell, allows him an exceptional historical view of the cultural impact of the world's most legendary models. This elegant book is a must-read and must-have." -- Andre Leon Talley, contributing editor, Vogue "In citing and celebrating these bewitchingly photogenic women, we discover how our perception of beauty, our definition of femininity, and our objects of desire have changed over the last half century. Beauty is not eternal after all, and that's what makes its allure-and this book-so endlessly fascinating." -- Hal Rubenstein, editor, author, and designer "The new beauty bible!" -- Cynthia Rowley, designer "Nigel Barker has brought research, knowledge, and, above all, sensitivity, to Models of Influence.He gives the beauties of each era their rightful due and at the same time allows you to see the individual women who helped shape fashion history." -- Cathy Horyn, journalist and former New York Times fashion critic