By Calynn M. Lawrence
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If you’re an aspiring supermodel and are wondering what your goal agency is, then this article is for you! This article is going to give you a synopsis of some of the top modeling agencies around the world! If you are aiming to be an A listing super model, then this info is vital to you. Here they are:
Ford Models was started in 1946 by Gerald W. “Jerry” ford. His mission was to give models a home and to advance them far beyond what other institutions would offer. Known to be a very “family oriented” and adoptive of its staff, if you will. They are also known to be one of the most inclusive of celebrity models. Because of this welcoming environment, Ford has made it a point in the industry to be one of the most racially, aesthetically, stylistically diverse modeling agencies in the world. They host talent from all walks of life and all corners of the Earth. Some of their household names include models such as Adriana Lima, Twiggy, Chanel Iman, Lana del Rey, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Amber Rose, Raven Symone and countless others!
IMG Models is known as the world’s leader in model management. The agency has claimed vanguard for well over 20 years due to its continuos exponential growth throughout the 1990’s! This institution is very much focused on ensuring that their models have “the look” and also that they have the personality. The concept of fashion modeling may seem to be all about aesthetoc, however, IMG Models is proof that the personality of their staff appears just as well on camera as it does in person! Some of their highest ranking staff include Alek Wek, Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Daria Werbowy, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Carolyn Murphy, Stephanie Seymour, Ben Still and many more!
Elite Model Management was started in Paris in 1972 by John Casablancas and Alain Kittler. Later on, it opened its New York campus in 1977. Since then, it has been one of the top modeling agencies in the world! Part of the reason for its stark success is because of its gracefully rebellious opposition to society’s definition of what is considered the proper fashion model. Focusing less on dated feminity and more on empowering the models for their fierce fashion woes, the term “supermodel” was born. This same cutting edge mantra is why the industry has so many “misfit ” millionaire models today. To name just a few of Elite’s highest paid staff, they have represented individuals such as Tyra Banks, Naoimi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Rosie Huntington- Whiteley, Janice Dickenson, Paulina Porizkova, Cameron Russell, Cameron Diaz and many more!
These are only some of the best modeling agencies across the globe! Remember though that it is not always the agency itself that makes the models but it is the talent and drive behind the individual that really pushes them to massive success.