(Source: "Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion" by Nigel Barker; photograph of Kate Upton by Max Vadukul, Sebastian Faena, 2012)
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Kate Upton
"On the rare occasions that a successful commercial model has graduated up to high fashion...it usually takes the vision of a photographer, editor, or designer to make the case and get the 'right' people's attention. In the case of Kate Upton, it was social media, in the form of viral videos, that made her the girl everyone had to contend with."

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