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Models 1 is a British model agency established in 1968 in London, England. Having originally started with only three models, Models 1 became Europe’s leading agency after discovering some of the world’s top supermodels, including Twiggy and Yasmin Le Bon.
Their women’s main board contains a number of top models, including Anne V, Alexina Graham, Cameron Russell, Cecilia Chancellor, Linda Evangelista and Magdalena Frackowiak. As of 2018[update], the agency has fifteen ranked women on Models.coms, seven of which are 'Industry Icons'.
As the agency originally represented only female models, Models 1 created a men's division in 1986, and has continued to grow with the addition of Talent, Digital Influencer, and Curve and Classic divisions. As of 2018, Models 1 has fifteen male models ranked on models.com, including the likes of Francisco Lachowski and George Barnett.
Notable models and celebrities represented by Models 1Edit
- Alice Naylor-Leyland
- Alexina Graham
- Amber Le Bon
- Anne V
- Arlenis Sosa
- Cameron Russell
- Cecilia Chancellor
- Coco Rocha
- Giedre Dukauskaite
- Iskra Lawrence
- Iris Strubegger
- Jan De Villeneuve
- Jourdana Phillips
- Linda Evangelista
- Marie Helvin
- Olivia Palermo
- Yasmin Le Bon
Models 1 is a founding member of the BFMA.
Chaired by John Horner, Director of Models 1, The British Fashion Model Agents Association (previously the AMA) is the trade association of the UK fashion model industry. Founded in the 1970's, it includes the major UK fashion modelling agencies among its members. In 2017 the BFMA was officially affiliated with the British Fashion Council.
In addition to the legal framework, all BFMA members adhere to a strict set of criteria which governs their business activities, this includes the BFMA Code of Conduct, the Terms & Conditions of Booking and the Best Practice Guide for both model agencies and industry, drawn up by the British Fashion Council, in consultation with the BFMA.
The BFMA aims to create a unified voice for the UK model industry. Its activities are informed by the main objective of its members which is to discover, develop and represent fashion models so as to enable them to enjoy profitable, safe and fulfilling careers. Members meet at regular intervals and maintain an on-going dialogue with clients from all sectors and with other relevant stakeholders. These include NGOs, government and regulatory bodies such as HMRC, the Home Office / UK Border, and other trade associations. These dialogues are conducted with the view to enhancing the working conditions & welfare of the models which the BFMA’s members represent and the regulatory framework within which the industry operates.