(Source: "Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion" by Nigel Barker; photograph of Christie Brinkley by Mike Reinhardt, 1983)
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Christie Brinkley
"Christie is noteworthy because she's achieved an unprecedented level of entrepreneurial success as a model. By the early 1980s, already a hit with major advertisers and mainstream fashion magazines with huge circulations, Christie was one of the first to transcend representing other brands by becoming a brand herself—one that she developed carefully and managed personally."

Excerpt from Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion by Nigel Barker
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