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SCOOP DU JOUR: CONTINENTAL SHIFTS AND A REALIGNED UNIVERSE

In LA recovering from two epic Post-Oscar blowouts but hangover or not TI is forced to contemplate that astonishingly radical shift that rocked NYC this morning. In one fell swoop, three of the biggest modeling agencies in NYC have been thrown into realignment. Bonus points to the punter who can name all three power shops currently processing what amounts to a continental shift in the business.

YOU KNOW WHAT

I dont give a Damm
lets all get a life
funny to read all coments
but lets move on subjects...

MODELLING SYSTEM AND SCOUTING

Hum I just wonder

Everybody was telling bad things about the image dept. From Ford a while a GO and now that they were dropped and went to supreme , suddenly they are speaking good things about this team....
hahahahah makes me laugh .....
So the bad team who did nothing for any girl
went to Supreme and got the girls under affection....
the girls went and didnt wait to see the new opportunities...so sad for this kids ( if they wanted not to be in Pauls and Mohammeds hands they could have switched to IMG or ELITE )......
Caroline was always a TUFF and RUDE person to all mother agencies and models, she wouldnt speak properly with then or dont speak with then at all
most models hated her...they had more affection with Paulo Santos , who is more like a chaperone to then , do whatever they want etc...
Caroline was never helping the mother agencies and didnt had an eye for scouting or choosing girls
All european agencies and agents were talking bad things about FORD NY and that they would never give then girls because of this team......
as for the scouting team..... OMG they had the most expensive scouting team ever for nothing , no mother agency would want to give girls to this team.... hahhaha Hilarious
as for Flavia she came with Paulo Santos ,from women a long time ago , Chanel came from Supermodel of the World 2005 or 2006 and she started to happen when Luiz Mattos , Beth Dubin , Lock and other groups was there not CAROLINE......
as for Jaqueline Jablonski she was scouted by Emmanuele who used to work at FORD NY scouting new faces dept.( only her and not a large group ) ( jaqueline submitted her own pictures on the Ford website and emanuelle saw it ) , Emmanuele decided to get out when Caroline arrived at Ford because nobody could stand her...hahahhaha
So most of the girls that were scouted and happened where because the last TEAM before Caroline and because SUPERMODEL OF THE WORLD, not because of the scout that were there. IF the girls were good they would do it because of thenselves, and they would have had a good career wherever they where even at ABCD model agency .....
you can see the scouts that were there
they were only parting and dating girls and models....
and........... hahhahahahha very funny

It seems NEXT will hire one of then..... hahahha
IF Next HIRE one of then or both of then they will really be screwed ,.... can you imagine , all the mother agencies .... the great ones will switch their girls immediately , enough is enough

NEXT is having a hard time now as her main leader of scouting quited , where she should go .... it must be ELITE or IMG that have bullet in their guns to pay a great salary for the major leader and friend of mother agencies... thats why Next went up again very fast...

IMG is a Powerhouse and it will always be because they are a corporation and not just a modelling agency managed by the " old School "

ELITE is getting back on the loop very strrongly in Europe because of their worldwide contest and it seems all Elite will get aline and it will be a killer agency, Watch themmmmm

And if you say that it was good for Supreme - Women all these changes , to have this " new Team" .... why they are moving some good girls to Women Board and not leting this new team manage then like Maria Carla Boscono , Martha Streck and others......it wonders me if it was not a desperate move to have agents at supreme as Paul and Mohammed left .... so probably in the near future , women will have this models with then and will get the papers for some of this "new agents "

And the development team at Ford ....inseane
Katie Davies she doesnt give a shit to underage kids
if a girl has a problem she would say , it is not my problem , If the girls is in NY she needs to learn how to handle it... can you imagine a mother agency giving her new faces to develop.....it doesnt seems she is a mother now... did she thought about that her daughter can be treated the same way..... and she is now at Supreme with Paulo Santos , Michele Pryor and Caroline

WOMEN is and Amazing Agency , and FORD as well
FORD is Now much more powerenergized and wait a couple of months to see what they will do
CREATIVITE + AUTONOMY + MONEY
SKYHIGH is there LIMIT

as for SILENT they are doing it smartly and quite, but are they paying the mother agencies now ??? because they are now growing fast

And I imagine now if Women NY without Paul R. if they will pay correctly there mother agencies....hummmmm

well things are changing everywhere is not just NY......
EUROPE and BRAZIL are too......

And it seems FORD BRAZIL is giving FORD NY amazing power girls that will Hit NY and EUROPE like a Sky rocket that will be good to see , now All fords getting aline and utilizing the best of their scouting system
speacially now in Brazil
as the market tendency is for SEXY models
we could see Alessandra Ambrosio walk for Prada
Ana Beatriz doing a Lot of things in paris
Adriana Lima
Isabelli....
so the BRAZILIAN are Back ONNNNNNN
I can feel the pressure down there hahahah

Ford Brazil is also the Leader in there homeland with the best and strong scouting system and eye ( who they have working there) ( well i guess is not that tuff to scout in brazil with that GORGEOUS girls ) , lets wait for what will happen soon

Way model management is doing an amazing fashion work with there models, but we dont see there models going so far abroad.......why is that .....?

Elite in Brazil now sucks....as ELITE NY and EUROPE are getting a better time they should do something about Elite Brazil.... Run Elite Run.....

Ten models, had there period...now...... most good bookers left and the good models as well

Lagence is opening in Sao Paulo, smoothly moving thenselfs by the corner till are Strong enough

and it has more few small boutique agencies as 7 eleven
AMZ , OCA , BRM , CHERRY , ROCK etc..etc...

Sao Paulo is now worst then Russia
agents, models, bookers changes all the time
and new agencies opens and closes in a blink of an eye
INSEANE............
Where should scouts and agents from Europe and US find the next TOP MODELS and not loosing the girls when bookers and models changes agencies in Sao Paulo ...., I guess they must rely on there closest friends and trustfull ones to get great models and also very well trained and loyal models...

I guess brazil has also to teach there models english and good manners before they go to markets abroad...
so they will have better chances and also it will be a better investment on the agencies from abroad...just saying

As for RUSSIA , it will always be Russia
otherwise we wouldnt have Vodkaaaaaaaaaa
and beautifull girls

I will be back again with inside scoups and reality shows..
be there for the latest and hot NEWS ( not gossips )

OMG girl, you need to calm

OMG girl, you need to calm down your game, aha, really fun to read .

OH GOOD LORD !!!!!! Are you

OH GOOD LORD !!!!!! Are you the same person who thought Paolo Zampoli was taking over Supreme?! Or that thought he SHOULD?!!! LMAO!!!!!! Put down the "Vodkaaaaaaaaaaa"! Not one bit of this makes any sense what-so-ever!!!! Had it been half as long it would have been fun to read but OH GOOD LORD !!!!!!!

Paolo Zampolli

Big news just in. Rumor is Paolo said no to be involved on Supreme/Woman because he no wants. But if he did there would be huge advance as Paolo knows all Brazil,Chile,Europe and everything. You may not know but when Paolo goes to club they always show him respect, Agencies show respect,people shows him respect because he is a great man with many talents and modelling is just a boring thing to him as he has other adventures he is doing. He makes $20 million dollars on every real estate deal he works on because he is so smart.
What other agency owner was in big story in Vanity Fair- Only Paolo! Not anyone else. because he is so famous and very good looking so people are admirobale of his style-and he has great style because he dresses so well in finest clothes and always has beautiful people with him because they love Paolo!!!
Look at his web site to see how many famous people are his friends- presidents,socilaites,super models and designers because Paolo is a great person!! Look at the website and speak for your self .
http://zampolli.com

Paulo Zampolli

Another Selfish Fashion Victim,great!

me

who r u u got a job .. paolo@zampolli.com i needed a power boost thanks

OK One Good Thing

The one good thing that has come out of the shit storm is now the public can see the stupidity and craziness we have to put up with in the modeling business with mother agents like this. An idiot is one thing, a drunk bitter spiteful idiot is a whole nother ball of shit!

REPLY TO MODELING SYSTEM AND SCOUTING

HERE IS THE DEAL

1 YOU ARE A REALLY BAD AND SICK PERSON

OR
2 YOU ARE A VERY LONELY PERSON

OR
3 YOUR LIF EIS REALLY EMPTY,POOR PERSON

ONE SUGGESTION (ONLY) GO TO SEE A DOCTOR AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF,LIFE IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL,TRUST ME......

i def agree

i def agree,this person has problems......good luck for your brain!!!

If you leave you'll never work with ????? again!

Whispers for you.This is looking like a battle royale in terms of model agency drama. Without naming names one party is showing style and substance to the switch whilst another is said to be using the tired threat of "you'll never work for ????? again if you leave." Wonder why so many girls at a certain house have all of a sudden got options with ?????. hmm. Lets see who wins and who gets those converted bookings if they ever materialize. This is without a doubt a clash of the Titans....maybe a titan versus a tyrant. There is serious $$ waging on the outcome from both sides. Me for one thinks there will be lots of law suits getting thrown around and a certain person will rise unscathed as his party is sooo more in the know with regards to US law than the other side. It's gonna heat up this coming couple of weeks.

supreme

CHANEL IMAN
LAKSMI
JACQUELINE
FLAVIA

ARE WITH SUPREME

So what is Supreme now

If these girls are all going to Supreme, what will be the difference between Supreme and Women? The former identity of Supreme seems lost. Chanel/Jacqui/Flavia/Lakshmi are all rather commercial, Victorias Secret types. I wonder if they will end up merging...and what will happen to the "new supreme" bookers if that happens...

Exactly. Good you put "new

Exactly. Good you put "new supreme" bookers in quotations.....they are FAR from supreme......Ford is still far ahead of the game. All of that madness at Supreme feels a little desperate to me. If that was intended as revenge......well.....the mark was missed by miles!!!

indeed....

perfectly stated

are you sure about Chanel?

are you sure about Chanel?

Chanel Iman from Ford to

Chanel Iman from Ford to Supreme.
Jacqueline Jablonski from Ford to Supreme.
Maria-Carla Boscono from Supreme to Women.

Paul will find and make more. No problem. It is a bit of a windfall for Supreme, though. Jacqueline is just blasting off so that's a great one for sure !!!!

The Ford search "Supermodel of the World" has either been discontinued until further notice (and we can only hope it will have a new name if we see it again) or just discontinued. That name has been the kiss of death!! Were there ever any winners who became supermodels of the world? Chanel Iman, who did not win, perhaps did better than any of the supermodels of the world !!! Aren't Kate and Giselle supermodels of the world?! By the way, where are all those past winners? There's an idea..A "Where Are They Now" of all the girls who have won model searches like the Ford search and Elite's "Look of the Year" and all the other "star making" contests. That would be amazing to see.

For Chanel, it might have been wise to wait and see what a new team could do for her. Perhaps 6 months with Paul and Co would have produced some fantastic new opportunities. But she probably feels comfortable with her team. It happens. Many girls have stayed with bookers when they could have really taken their careers to greater heights had they chosen management over affection or even sympathy! It does actually happen. Coco and Chanel have been very loyal as surely both have had plenty of opportunities to switch agencies / teams and tt works if you can look back with no regrets.

Those sort of contests have

Those sort of contests have always been a good scouting tool, no? The losers are always more successful... perhaps because there's more of them? I don't know. I think Elite's contest has far more success stories than Ford, but with Paul on board that could hopefully change.

From Ford SMOTW we've had Renee Simonsen, Adriana Lima , Kendra Spears, Jacquelyn, Chanel.
And Elite? Well, funny you should mention Gisele - she was one of the runners up in '94. EML also introduced us to girls such as Cindy, Karen, Stephanie S, Ana BB, Isabeli, Natasa V, Ujjwala, Rianne, Alessandra, Eniko, Sigrid, Constance.. and the list goes on. I can't find dates but I think Linda and Tatjana were once in the contest too. tFS have threads for these if you're interested in more 'where are they now'.

THE WINNER IS.................

WOMEN
1 Mr Louie Chaban ,the number 1,is keeping his models all there...and more
2 Mrs Caroline Poznaski and her team are working on Supreme with a better and better energy.SUPREME IS NOT CLOSING AT ALL
3 A new fresh and money money team is working and booking like crazy at Women Direct.WOMEN DIRECT IS NOT CLOSING AT ALL
4 The famous Italian mentioned in this blog,Mr Pierro Piazzi,number 1 in Milano,Paris and now in NY not to manage any board but just to give all his support.
As a client I just say Women owner should be only proud of all this....
WELL DONE.

The winner champion

I heard rumor that famous Italian mans about town was not just go be Pierro but there will be a comeback of the real number 1 man who will help - Model legend,king,champion and good friend of all models. Mr Paolo Zampolli! He had birthday party other day and everyone was talk of this because he is a famous model champion. This is exciting. Go Paolo- you the man!
AS a client I say these.

IF YOU ARE A CLIENT................

Please be serious and do not even mention that name

are u crazy??????????????????

PAOLO ZAMPOLII????????????
Please let's be serious when we talk about REAL fashion and REALagents.
Do not mention that name .

LOL !!

I am sorry but you are so hillarious !!

Really?

Did they win?? Because there's a SLEW of Supreme girls going to Ford this minute!

Hanne Gaby Odiele
Daiane Conterato
Ranya Mordanova
Tao Okamoto
Antonella Graef
Dafne Cejas
Kate Kosushkina
Katya Sergeeva
Rachel Clark
Ursula Konina
Alina Krasina

All going to Ford. And since Women and Supreme were separate agencies, I'd hardly call Louie the "number 1" anything in this instance.

the only girl who really

the only girl who really matters in that list is Hanne, and Rachel ($$$).. everyone else is new face disposable. Not that I don't like them, GL to Kate, Dafne, Antonella, Tao @ FORD. They are some of my favorites.

Tao is everywhere...hardly

Tao is everywhere...hardly new face disposable.

as a client ?

are you sure ? you sound more like someone who is or will work in Women !!

any mother agents out there?

I’m curious to know how mother agents who have shown loyalty to Supreme will react to all this industry drama and chaos. From what I’ve heard most of the models at Supreme are still generally uninformed about what their futures hold and their mother agents still left in the dark. The girls who want to follow their bookers to Ford have not been secured that they can. If this is true, how will the “new" Ford build up its roster? With whose support? Stars have been left in limbo - can't be good for business. Or maybe the powers that be will prove more powerful than ever.

So which FORD girls are

So which FORD girls are staying put and which are being "laid off" so to speak.. obviously Jacquelyn is staying, what about Chanel? I can't picture her under Paul's "vision." and what about the other 100+ girls. WOW.

Wayne

I think Ford's top 3 girls JJ, Chanel and Lakshmi will be around for at least a bit to see how things go under Paul. But there are some ex-Women models at Ford who may be looking for other representation like Flavia and Fabiana Semprebom.

Musical Chairs

Word is Caroline and two others chopped from Ford are going to Supreme. Caroline will not be running the show, however, that job will go to a long time and very respected agent from Milan. Good plan. When the shows are on in Milan he can pop over and handle that and will not lose a beat. Milan exists only for the shows anyway, really. A booker from Next is also going to Supreme. And very likely one from IMG is headed to Ford. Ford is still the big big winner but I like how Supreme is shaping up as well. Next and IMG won't miss a beat. In fact, when the music stops Ford, IMG, Women, DNA, Next and Supreme will all have chairs for sure. Works for me!

"When the Music Stops"...

Which models will find chairs, and when can we expect to find out?

i thought that

She was going to Elite, did they change their mind ? Is Michelle going with her to Supreme ? what about the others ? they had 4 talent scouts in house, some are following her ?

Or more likely she changed

Or more likely she changed her mind. Caroline, Michelle and someone from development from Ford to Supreme. The others??? 4 scouts in-house? Wow. If only they had 4 great bookers to handle all the girls the 4 in house scouts were finding then perhaps none of this would have happened! The name on the door and the history of an agency means zero if the booking team is not incredible. This is the whole story in all of this. Ford had a great name outside the business but not the credibility inside. That problem is now solved. There was a day when Elite and Ford were tied for the top spot. The "Big Four" were Elite, Ford, Zoli and Wilhelmina . Click was a big player too . Now only one of the big four, Ford, is back on top. The age of the boutique agency was ushered in and that was the first big continental shift and a realigned universe. Fascinating to see that trend could have been reversed completely with the return of the titans. IMG, Women, Next and Ford are in position and are the new "Big Four". We'll have to wait and see which agencies round out the list. Marilyn and DNA are the top two boutiques so I would place them as No. 5 and No. 6. NY Models is having a moment, too.

I feel some sympathey for

some of the Ford bookers who were forced out but it's hard to dispute they really fell on the job. You can't blame the Ford scouts. Look at all the girls who got poached by other agencies like Next, IMG, and Women who found some level of success after Ford had them. It was very sad to see the agency that really made modeling a legitimate biz become such a shell of itself.
I hope that Ford is able to integrate their high fashion hopes with their commercial biz. Otherwise, they've just created one problem while solving another problem. If there's one thing Women/Supreme showed it's that depending solely on high fashion bookings does not pay enough. You still need the catalog work that may not be very prestigious but are extremely profitable. I think Rowland eventually got that when he started Women Direct to get those commercial models for the money jobs.
i also wonder what this means for other Ford divisions like the men's board, the plus-size, and the older models. I think it was great that Ford wasn't limited to 16 year old 98 pound, 6 feet tall Russian girls. Hopefully, it will still have a place for the non ultra-high fashion model.

OMG this is so tasty, i love

OMG this is so tasty, i love it.

SUPREME MODELS...

I think there are lot of Supreme Models that like to change to the Women board (to do finally some money!!) and they dont mind that Paul and Mohammed are leaving.... ; we should not forget that Supreme is "hardcore" editorial and the Women department supplies both: editorial and big money contracts...

And now that the..

Agents from Ford have started at supreme, they will all be running like mad...

great change

great change for the women network.........finally

cood cross?

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. IN THIS CASE MORE THAN EVER!!!
LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS...!!! WHICH MODELS WILL MOVE FROM WOMEN TO FORD, WHICH MOVE THE OWNER OF WOMEN WILL MAKE,

SURE THAT IF THE MODELS CREATED AND MANAGED BY PAUL WILL GO TO FORD, AND SO OFF FROM THE WOMEN NETWORK... THEY WILL BE HANDLING A HARD TIME.

BY THE OTHER SIDE WE HAVE TO SEE IF THE "AGENCY IDEA" PAUL HAS.... WILL MATCH WITH, WHAT FORD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE.

AJ

FROM SUPREME TO FORD....YOU

FROM SUPREME TO FORD....YOU MEAN
WHICH MODEL WILL LEAVE THE WOMEN BOARD WHICH IS THE BEST THAN EVER????
PLEASE GUYS DO NOT FORGET PAUL WAS SUPREME SINCE LONG TIME AND NOT WOMEN
WOMEN JUST GOT TRENTINI AND LINDVALL FROM IMG AND AT THE MOMENT IT'S THE STRONGEST AGENCY IN NY

It's that true?? Paul may

It's that true?? Paul may have been the point man for Supreme, my understanding is he still hand quite a hand in Women. Louie Chaban took over a lot, even most of the responsibilities since he arrived, but long before LC Rowland built up Women and the careers of girls like Carmen, Isabeli, Iselin, Vlada and others. So I wouldn't be surprised that some of those girls will leave for Ford to join Paul. Of course the girls that LC brought with him from DNA aren't going anywhere, so Women will still be stocked with stars like KarenE, Agyness, and Snejana.

Ford will be always

Ford will be always Ford,COMMERCIAL.
More than 10 agents at Ford received a bad letter 2 days ago....
My question is now
DO YOU THINK IS HUMAN TO LEAVE 10 AGENTS HOME THAT GAVE THEIR BEST ????????????
BAD KARMA COMES BACK AND HONESTLY THIS IS NOT AGOOD START FOR THE PERSON WHO DID IT............
GOOD LUCK

human ?

Honey there is nothing human here...welcome to fashion business....there s nothing personal...its just business :)

Ford will be always Commercial

Now hold right on up. If we look into the history of model agencies you will see that anything is possible. IMG who I love and respect where once regarded as a B list catalog agency-now they are the undisputed world champions. DNA rose from the ashes of a C list agency called Partners and now are one of the chicest boutiques on the planet. The acquisition of Paul Rowland and his team is sheer and utter brilliance by Katy Ford and co.
This move WILL see Ford rise to become a mega power. Model management is a business and Ford with all it's divisions is regarded in some circumstances as a commercial agency,but it is a successful business. Now, after making a business decision to coolify (I made that word up) it's "image" and staff Ford has/will advance their market position/perceived perception as not only one of Model managements leading brands but possibly the most diverse in model management as the cool factor speedometer has been amped by 1 million percent!
This IMHO is a huge advance for Ford, the sheer thought of Paul and staff being able to work with all the fantastic faces that Ford discovers is mind boggling. This moment of change will rock modelings compass. We are witnessing modeling history in the making. Breathe it in and enjoy. xo

"The acquisition of Paul

"The acquisition of Paul Rowland and his team is sheer and utter brilliance by Katy Ford and co."

you mean to congratulate the new owner who writes the big fat cheques that made Paul and Mohammed switch, yes? because if it hadn't been for him, Ford would still be going its safe way of commercial modeling under the previous owners

The Titanic has been rescued!

After some years of watching the deck chairs being rearranged on the Titanic it is wonderful see the old girl rescued.

With new sails and a new crew on deck and a new course charted may the winds always be at your back , Mr Rowland, as you sail that vessel all the way to the top of the world where she deserves to be. Mazel tov and God speed.

Sail on mighty Ford.

Recycle

Does Anybody know what is the deal between Ford and Elite about recycling agents ? After Neil and Caroline switching from Ford to Elite do we have to expect Paul going there too in a couple of years ?

Elite's owner should be so

Elite's owner should be so lucky to get Paul in two years or in any years! I am sure Elite staff are relieved and even grateful Paul went to Ford and made the big sweep because it would have basically been the same story had he gone to Elite. Chop chop !!! New staff. New energy. New direction. Success at last.

Didn't Caroline go from Next

Didn't Caroline go from Next to Ford around the same time Maria left Next and went to Women? Well, anyway, the question is where will Caroline go now? Maria is going to Ford. Will Paul go form Ford to Elite in a couple of years? You never know but I sort of doubt it.

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