When Twiggy arrived in New York for the first time in 1967, her American agent Barbara Stone was an experienced hand in the modeling business who thought she had seen everything.

Stone’s stable of fresh-faced blonde models included Cheryl Tiegs, Cybill Shepherd and Martha Stewart and she was skilled at placing them on magazine covers, adept at negotiating contracts with fashion houses, deft at dealing with the demands of photographers and gossip columnists, and a reliably safe pair of hands in guiding and guarding her young charges as they faced the many pitfalls that lie in wait for the young and beautiful.

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