They spark inspiration, controversy and sometimes even confusion: Models are a breed not only hypnotizing with their good looks, unreal bodies and skin, but also influential in terms of fashion trends — especially now thanks to the ubiquitous presence of street style.
The best models transcend simple photo shoots and become part of the cultural zeitgeist — influencing styling, photographers, and fashion itself even long after they’ve gone. Here, we’re highlighting 50 of the most influential models, both past and present, to spark some inspiration.
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