FASHION

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Elite Model Management

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 Elite New York City was founded in 1977 by founder, John Casablancas. Elite redefined the industry by giving birth to what we now know as The Supermodel. Elite continues to be at the forefront of fashion by establishing the careers of our talents on a holistic level -- and setting trends within the industry. Elite has represented talents, such as Linda, Naomi, and Cindy to Gisele, Uma, and Iman to Janice, Heidi, and Cameron to Tyra, Stephanie, and Amber. Elite's belief in the importance of empowering our talents and promoting diversity is driving the industry towards inclusion. Currently, Elite operates offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Toronto, alongside a trusted network of independent agencies around the world. As Elite moves towards a new chapter in our iconic legacy, we invite you to help define what is to come with us. 

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Suuchi

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Suuchi Inc. is a technology company that designs, manufactures, and ships clothing for forward-thinking American apparel fashion brands and Fortune 1000 companies. Our leadership team is a brilliant mix of the best in technology, design, and manufacturing.

Made in USA, woman-owned & mostly women-operated, Suuchi Inc’s vertically integrated supply chain replenishes inventory in as quickly as 5 days. Hyper-speed to market is future for apparel brands - partnering with Suuchi Inc. equips companies with a future-prepared supply chain.

Suuchi Inc’s proprietary technology, the Suuchi Grid, connects businesses with their “smart” shop floor. Businesses, and their consumers have real time access to their supply chains, with minute to minute updates and analytics on sourcing, design, production, and drop-shipping. We’re radically transforming the future of American apparel manufacturing with intelligent integration of technology, and automation.

Suuchi Inc is also home to Suuchi University: we train the local community in advanced manufacturing skills before and on the job. We’ve proudly awarded over 100 certifications and added as many jobs in our resident Hudson County in just the last 12 months.

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Ford Models

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Ford Models was started in 1946 by Eileen and Gerard W. "Jerry" Ford. Ford was the first company to advance their models' money-owed by jobs that had been completed but not yet paid. The Ford family had the tradition of allowing teenage models who originated far from New York City to stay in their home.

The company was the pre-eminent New York agency until John Casablancas of Elite Model Management opened up in the city, leading to the "model wars" of the 1980s. Ford, like many of the original agencies of the 1970s, now has to compete with a broad field of contenders, such as Women, IMG and DNA.

The agency has represented a diverse list of models and celebrities. In 1980, the company established the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest, which attracted more than 60,000 hopefuls annually from around the world. Today, the contest lives on in the form of the annual V/VMan Ford Model Search run in conjunction with the two Visionaire publications.

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Vogue

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Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine covering many topics including fashion, beauty, culture, living, and runway. Vogue began as a weekly newspaper in 1892 in the United States, before becoming a monthly publication years later.

The British Vogue was the first international edition launched in 1916, while the Italian version has been called the top fashion magazine in the world. As of today, there are 23 international editions.

 In July 1988, after Vogue had begun to lose ground to three-year-old upstart Elle, Anna Wintour was named editor-in-chief. Noted for her trademark bob cut and sunglasses, Wintour sought to revitalize the brand by making it younger and more approachable; she directed the focus towards new and accessible concepts of "fashion" for a wider audience. Wintour's influence allowed the magazine to maintain its high circulation, while staff discovered new trends that a broader audience could conceivably afford. For example, the inaugural cover of the magazine under Wintour's editorship featured a three-quarter-length photograph of Michaela Bercu, an Israeli model, wearing a bejeweled Christian Lacroix jacket and a pair of jeans, a departure from her predecessors' tendency to portray a woman's face alone; according to The New York Times, this gave "greater importance to both her clothing and her body". As fashion editor Grace Coddington wrote in her memoirs, the cover "endorsed a democratic new high/low attitude to dressing, added some youthful but sophisticated raciness, and garnished it with a dash of confident energy and drive that implied getting somewhere fast. It was quintessential Anna."Throughout her reign at Vogue, Wintour accomplished her goals to revitalize the magazine and managed to produce some very large editions of the magazine. In fact, the "September 2004 edition clocked in at 832 pages, the most ever for a monthly magazine."  Wintour continues to be American Vogue's editor-in-chief to this day. 

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IMG Models

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IMG Models is the international leader in talent discovery and model management, widely recognized for its diverse client roster. The agency’s offices are located in six world capitals: New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, and Sydney.

Legendary sports agent Mark McCormack founded IMG Models as a new division of the hugely successful IMG Worldwide. He believed models could be managed as talent in the same vein as professional athletes, actors, and other entertainers, and that their popularity could be leveraged into strong personal brands beyond the magazine page or runway. McCormack’s conviction resulted in the industry’s highest standard of excellence. By managing careers over bookings, a point of difference that has propelled IMG Models’ nonstop growth, the agency has claimed the vanguard for over two decades.

As an industry pioneer, IMG Models continues to challenge the status quo with its clients, and broaden opportunities for all of its talent.

IMG Models’ commitment to the personalities it represents is its greatest strength. The stability and depth of experience of its management team—the core of which has worked together to shape the careers of newcomers and superstars alike since the early ‘90s—allows the agency to stand out in a business where volatility is the norm.

The agency’s ability to manage and maximize a model’s career at every stage has been proven innumerable times, whether by nurturing newly discovered talent, or revitalizing the professional lives of established models. IMG Models believes in the potential of the entire individual and has taken an unyielding stance against segmenting talent by race, age, or size. IMG also created the industry’s first bi-annual health initiative devoted to young models’ total wellbeing known as Model Prep; a more sustained, year-round effort is currently in development.

In December 2013, IMG Worldwide was acquired by William Morris Endeavor, and is steadily growing into a unique global sports and entertainment platform.

IMG Models boasts an impressive roster of top talent. A partial list includes fashion icons Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymour, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, Alek Wek, Gisele Bündchen, Noah Mills, Tyson Ballou, and Lauren Hutton; supermodels Karen Elson, Daria Werbowy, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Lara Stone, Gemma Ward, Karen Elson, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Sasha Pivovarova, Hilary Rhoda, Candice Swanepoel, Emily DiDonato, Andreea Diaconu, Amanda Murphy, Georgia May Jagger, Angela Lindvall, Lily Donaldson, Lily Aldridge, Jessica Stam, Clement Chabernaud, Garret Neff, Ben Hill, and RJ Rogenski.

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Elle

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Elle is a worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin that focuses on fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. It was founded in 1945 by Pierre Lazareff and his wife Hélène Gordon. The title, in French, means "she" or "her."

Elle was founded in France in 1945. In the 1960s, it was considered to "not so much reflect fashion as decree it," with 800,000 loyal readers and a then famous slogan: "Si elle lit, elle lit Elle (If she reads, she reads Elle)". Hachette magazines, which included Elle, were purchased by Daniel Filipacchi and Jean-Luc Lagardère.

Hachette began pushing Elle outside of Europe in 1985, beginning with the United States. As of 1991, the magazine's sales were in decline in the U.S. The Chinese version of the magazine was published in 1988. It was the first four-color fashion magazine offered in China, with Patricia Wang as its first editor. It was to be used as an information and educational tool for the opening of the Chinese textile market.

Elle.com was launched in 2007. In 2011, The Hearst Corporation reached a deal to purchase Elle Magazine from Lagardére. The deal meant Hearst then had the right to publish Elle in 15 countries, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia and Ukraine. Lagardére, which struggled in the international market in the 2000s, retained the rights to the French edition and would collect royalties from the international editions.

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