IMG Models

IMG Models is an international modeling agency headquartered in New York City and with additional offices in London, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, and Sydney.[1] It is a subsidiary of the talent management company International Management Group. The company merged with William Morris Endeavor in 2013.[2] The agency represents more than half of the highest paid supermodels.[3]

IMG Models
IndustryModeling agency
FounderMark McCormack
Headquarters,
Area served
North America, Europe, Australia
ParentWilliam Morris Endeavor
Websiteimgmodels.com

HistoryEdit

IMG Models was founded circa 1987 by sports agent Mark McCormack.[4] In 1994, Ivan Bart joined the company as the creative director and later became IMG Models' president in 2013.[5] Tyra Banks and Niki Taylor joined, followed by Angela Lindvall, Bridget Hall, Carolyn Murphy, Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss.[6]

In 2013, Bart decided to sign models without regard to traditional height, weight, race, or age requirements, or other factors that historically have prevented diversity in model casting.[7]

In 2014, IMG Models began a scouting initiative on Instagram called #WLYG (We Love Your Genes).[8] Models that have been discovered through this process include Lameka Fox,[9] Alyssa Traoré,[10] and Gizele Oliveira.[11] They also have done online scouting via their website.

ModelsEdit

Notable models currently represented by IMG include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About". IMG Models. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Cohan, William D. (February 13, 2015). "The Inside Story of Ari Emanuel's Big, Risky WME-IMG Merger". Vanity Fair.
  3. ^ "How To Get Scouted By A Modeling Agency". Forbes. September 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Litsky, Frank (May 17, 2003). "Mark H. McCormack, 72, Pioneer of Sports Marketing". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Larkworthy, Jane (September 11, 2018). "Ivan Bart Knows How to Sell to Win". The Cut.
  6. ^ a b Chivu, Daniel (February 8, 2018). "Ivan Bart, Head of IMG Models, Charts the Future of the Modelling Business". Fashion Week Daily.
  7. ^ Cardellino, Carly (November 17, 2013). "World's Top Modeling Agency Now Casting Talent Regardless of Size, Race, and Age". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  8. ^ McCall, Tyler (December 15, 2015). "50 Models Have Been Scouted With This Hashtag and You Could Be Next". Teen Vogue.
  9. ^ Satenstein, Liana (July 15, 2015). "How a Hashtag Turned a Horse-Training Teen Into a Model". Vogue.
  10. ^ Davis, Jessica (September 20, 2018). "How social media has transformed the model casting process". Harper's Bazaar UK.
  11. ^ "You Can Now Use Instagram To Become A Supermodel". NYLON. January 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Exclusive : "Mirage" fashion story by Txema Yeste". Numéro. Roos Abels at IMG Models
  13. ^ "IMG JUST SIGNED FIRST HIJABI MODEL HALIMA ADEN". Fashionista.
  14. ^ "IMG Model Prep". Into the Gloss.
  15. ^ a b "Pyper America Smith signs with IMG Models - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times.
  16. ^ "The "southern boy" is hooked on elegance". Vogue Italia.
  17. ^ "This is what Nick Bateman is picking up for his girlfriend from India". Vogue India.
  18. ^ "IMG Models Signs Hailey Baldwin". WWD.
  19. ^ "Thylane Blondeau: Everything You Need to Know About the 'Most Beautiful Girl in the World'". Fashion Magazine.
  20. ^ "How Maria Borges Went From Making Ends Meet to Signing One of Modeling's Most Lucrative Contracts". Forbes.
  21. ^ "IMG Models Signs Christie Brinkley and Sailor Brinkley-Cook". WWD.
  22. ^ "Cara Delevingne Signed by IMG Models". WWD.
  23. ^ Moore, Booth (June 7, 2017). "Top Modeling Agencies Moving to L.A. as 'Hollywood-Adjacent' Talent Flock to Fashion". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 1, 2019.