When you think of the best modeling agencies in the world Elite Model Management is one of the first ones that come to mind. Elite was founded in Paris in 1972 by Gerald Marie, John Casablancas and Alain Kittler and opened a office in NY in 1977 right after their opening Elite made a name for itself by challenging the status quo and developing the power of a model’s image. Elite today manages over 2000 models from five continents. It offers international coverage with 35 agencies in its network.It holds the annual talent scouting contest, the Elite Model Look. With about 400,000 annual contestants in more than 60 countries in the world.
Elite Model opened with several high profile models including Ingmari Lamy, Ann Schaufuss, Clive Arrowsmith’s girlfriend, Barry Lategna’s wife Lynn Kohlman; Paula Brenken; and Paris Plannings Emanuelle Dano. Elite has represented some of the biggest names in the industry such as Gisele Bundchen, Tyra Banks, Janice Dickenson, Cameron Diaz and many more.
Currently Elite Model Management has offices in New York, LA, Miami and Toronto.