Models.com has ranked the top ten modeling agencies for women in the U.S.
Founded in 1967 by international model, Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina Models today is one of the largest model management companies representing women, men and children in New York, LA and Miami.
Wilhelmina Models is a full service company which represents talent ranging from editorial women and men, to full-figured women, sophisticated women and men and kids. Wilhelmina Models works with companies such as Versace, Prada, Hugo Boss, Banana Republic, Nike and L'Oreal just to name a few. Some of their current top models are Esther Canadas and male superstars Mark Vanderloo and Gabriel Aubry.
MC2 has exploded in the last year and is now prominently positioned to be one of the major power players of the Zeros because of its insider relationships with the most influential photographers around.
Opened in 1995, New York Model Management is a young, dynamic modeling agency committed to promoting talent and exciting new faces to the fashion industry. New York Model Management's international staff brings a wealth of fashion savvy and experience to anticipate trends in fashion. Its owner, Heinz Holba, started L.A. Models in 1985, after many years of running agencies in Canada and Southern California, and New York Models in 1997.
As it continues to develop top talent and promote to clientele worldwide, New York Model Management grows in renown, respected for its professionalism, creativity, and dedication to the present and future of fashion.
Since 2000, Major Model Management has established itself as the quiet powerhouse of the modeling industry. Katia Sherman, co-founder and President, serves as the centerpiece of a network of agents whose range is international.
Major's star Tiiu Kiuk is joined on the board by the faces of tomorrow, Dalia, Song and Sasha. Major's men's board, headed by men's director, Jason Kanner, includes such heavyhitters as Ryan S, Jon Passavant, Doug Pickett, Steve Gold and Parker Shin.
Their extensive client list ranges from Covergirl, Dior, Estee Lauder, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein to Italian and American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Visionaire, Citizen K and Numero.
VISION Management is a small boutique agency which originated in Europe 15 years ago, currently with operating offices in New York, Brussels and Los Angeles. VISION is dedicated to preserving a selective image and uncompromising integrity, which is why we are always on the look out for inspiring new talent. In contrast to most agencies, we at VISION pride ourselves in remaining small and unassuming therefore allowing us to take all the time and effort required in developing tomorrow's superstars.
There's a new model agency player in town and the name is Trump. Owned by mogul Donald Trump, Trump is lining its board with hot new faces the results are exciting. With these breaking faces shooting everything from Italian Vogue to Harper's Bazaar to Numero and Allure, Trump is clearly here to stay. Signing here gives you the advantage of "boutique" management, mixed with a savvy that will surprise you coming from an agency this new. The Trump crew has worked hard to make their mark and they are hungry for the inspiring new talent that will take the agency to its destined spot in the upper echelons of the industry. Their models include new rising star Polina, Italian Vogue cover girl Lisa Cant and supermodels Tatjana Patitz, Pat Cleveland and Isabella Rossellini.
One of the pillars of the modeling industry, 30 year legend Elite Management has represented some of the biggest stars in the business. Currently, their roster includes supermodels such as Paulina Porizkova to Victoria's Secret's Alessandra Ambrosio to new hot model Emina. Elite has an international presence in all the major markets and just celebrated their 5 millionth booking in their 30 years.
Next was founded in 1989, in New York and now has offices also in Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Montreal and Toronto. Next has developed and nurtured the careers of such supermodels as Daniela Pestova, Yamila Diaz Rahi, Petra Nemcova, Filippa Hamiliton, Jessica Miller, Molly Sims and Veronica Varekova. With the keen eye for choosing the most beautiful talent, Next has become a major force in the international modeling world, and works with all of the top designers, and major fashion publications out there today.
One of the most recognized and respected agencies in the history of modeling, Ford impeccably represents a wide spectrum of models from supermodels like Stephanie Seymour to hot new faces like Brazilian beauty Liliane.
Ranked as high as No 2 on Models.com Top Ten Agency listing, Marilyn has shrewdly capitalized on the shift towards a sexy ideal of beauty and has used it to surge ahead with killer velocity. With an uncanny ability to get the right girls like Caroline Trentini and Lily Donaldson to the right clients at precisely the right time, they are steadily and quietly clocking a killer reputation.
Formed in January 2002, 1 Management was created to provide a full scale management company in New York to platform models eventually for movies and music. Scott Lipps who formed the company is joined by a great team of managers including Steve Dellar, May Au and Ali Kavoussi. Together they represent such talent as Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Rie Rasmussen, Liliana. Past and present campaigns include Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Fendi, Donna Karan, Dior, Prada as well as the various Vogues, Bazaar, Numero and W. By filling a niche and properly managing talent to the next level in fashion and beyond, 1 Management is here to stay...