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Industry Icons
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The fashion business is no cakewalk. For a model to gain the respect of designers, photographers, editors, and casting directors is no small feat; and when a girl is not only respected but also revered, she becomes a legend in her own right. The industry icons are models who have built stellar careers, they've snagged every cover, walked every show, booked every campaign, and lived to tell the tale. Before you can be a true supermodel, you have to become one of the industry's preferred stars and these girls are all bonafide favorites.

With at least 8+ years at blue chip level under their belts, and still currently working, they bring experience and professionalism to every job and never fail to elevate the image into the realm of art. These are the true model's models and their endless stream of power bookings reflects that.
Alessandra Ambrosio
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Alessandra Ambrosio - Ph: Chad Pitman for Muse Winter 2011
Ph: Chad Pitman for Muse Winter 2011
New York:
DNA Models


London:
Models 1


Paris:
Viva Model Management


Sao Paulo:
Way Model Management


Sydney:
Priscilla's Model Management


With the pointed support of the Katie Grand camp (Love, Industrie, Vogue Russia), repeat booking with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and campaigns for Loewe and Moschino, Ms Ambrosio joins the latest trend in fashion: the cross-over from the sexy market into high editorial.
Elise Crombez
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Elise Crombez - Ph. Willy Vanderperre for Dior
Ph. Willy Vanderperre for Dior
New York:
DNA Models


Paris:
Elite Paris


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Brussels:
Dominique Models


Berlin:
SEEDS Management


London:
TESS Management


Like a fine wine Elise just gets better with each passing year. From her legendary work with Prada and Steven Meisel, to her continued place among Raf Simons' favorites, the talented Ms. Crombez remains most wanted among the industry's top talents.
Frankie Rayder
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Frankie Rayder - L'Officiel August 2014 Cover
L'Officiel August 2014 Cover
Paris:
IMG Paris


New York:
The Lions


Munich:
LOUISA MODELS


Frankie Rayder came rocking back this season with ads for Roberto Cavalli , Stella McCartney and Pinko while nestling in as one of the 14 cover girls of V magazine's September extravaganza. Welcome back Frankie.
Jamie Bochert
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Jamie Bochert - Ph: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia August 2012
Ph: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia August 2012
London:
Next London


Paris:
Oui Management


New York:
The Lions


The patent-pending glare, the nonchalant refinement, the time spent fronting a rock band - Jamie Bochert is one of the coolest girls ever to set foot in fashion. In her decade long career Jamie has served as both model and muse to some of the industry's power players, when Steven Miesel, Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld look to you for inspiration you've earned icon status.
Kirsten Owen
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Kirsten Owen - Tse S/S 13 Campaign by Yelena Yemchuk
Tse S/S 13 Campaign by Yelena Yemchuk
New York:
One Management


London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
d'management group


Paris:
Oui Management


As a model with one of the all-time great editorial careers Owen has worked with every photographer and label worth mentioning and her work (most notably those unforgettable Vogue Italia covers and Versace ads) has stood the test of time. With an exciting career resurgence introducing the androgynous beauty to a whole new generation Owen stands as an enduring icon of edgy, uncompromising fashion. 
Shalom Harlow
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Shalom Harlow - Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Jason Wu
Ph: Willy Vanderperre for Jason Wu
New York:
DNA Models


An unforgettable name, an unforgettable face, and a talent for embodying characters that makes her the queen of method modeling, Shalom Harlow is the total package. Photographers adore her, clients can't get enough, and designers consider her not just a model, but a muse for the ages.
Abbey Lee
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Abbey Lee - Ph. Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris
Ph. Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris
New York:
Next Models NY


London:
Next London


Paris:
Next Paris


Milan:
Next Milan


Sydney:
Chic Management


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


When Abbey Lee stepped onto the scene she instantly created a demand for laid back ultra-chic Australians and quickly became the industry’s go to girl for cool. In the years since she’s experimented with hair colors and looks, but has retained her trademark attitude and in demand status. As longterm face for multiple fragrances including Gucci’s Flora and Versace’s Yellow Diamond, Abbey Lee is always present even when she’s off making action flicks with Hollywood bigwigs. 
Agyness Deyn
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Agyness Deyn - Ph: Scott Trindle for i-D
Ph: Scott Trindle for i-D
London:
Select Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


New York:
The Lions


Paris:
Oui Management


With her pixie crop and bleached blonde hair, Agyness Deyn came to define cool for the 00s. The Mancunian modeling sensation racked up an impressive array of work with everyone from Burberry to Armani, all while garnering the kind of press recognition not seen since the days of the supers. Though she's added acting to her repertoire, Aggy remains an icon of rebellious chic.
Arizona Muse
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Arizona Muse - Ph: Richard Bush
Ph: Richard Bush
New York:
Next Models NY


London:
Next London


Paris:
Next Paris


Milan:
Next Milan


Los Angeles:
Next LA


Sydney:
Chic Management


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Barcelona:
Sight Management Studio


The fashion world just can’t get enough of Arizona Muse, her inch thick brows and gamine presence. Since reinventing herself with that oft-imitated signature bob, Ms. Muse has scooped up every campaign under the sun including superstar signifiers like YSL, Chloe, Fendi and Vuitton. Throw in a few well-placed covers for the likes of i-D, Dazed & Confused, Self Service and every Vogue under the sun and you have the makings of a model moment.
Candice Swanepoel
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Candice Swanepoel - Ph. Matt Jones for i-D
Ph. Matt Jones for i-D
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Munich:
Munich Models


Sao Paulo:
Way Model Management


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


As a bombshell with a bang Candice has the unique position of being at the top of the sexy market and the very top of the high fashion editorial market as well. Her winning smile and flawless body have made her a favorite of designers with a body conscious edge and photographers looking to capture sensuality. With a Vogue Italia cover, a Victoria’s Secret contract and a consistent presence in editorial Candice has the best of both worlds. 
Caroline Trentini
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Caroline Trentini - Ph: Steven Meisel for Miu Miu
Ph: Steven Meisel for Miu Miu
London:
Next London


Paris:
Elite Paris


Milan:
Elite Milan


New York:
The Society Management


Barcelona:
Elite Barcelona


Sao Paulo:
Way Model Management


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


8 years ago Caroline Trentini leaped into the pages of American Vogue and the magazine hasn't been the same since. A perennial favorite of Anna Wintour, Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, David Sims, Patrick Demarchelier and every designer under the sun; Caroline has made her mark and is in it for the long haul.
Coco Rocha
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Coco Rocha - Ph. Todd Barry for Bazaar Australia
Ph. Todd Barry for Bazaar Australia
New York:
Wilhelmina New York


London:
Models 1


Hamburg:
Model Management


Barcelona:
Uno Models


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Whether she’s sharing a hilarious tweet or Irish dancing down a runway, Coco Rocha brings a welcome dose of energy and wit to every project she takes on. With covers for Vogue Italia, Numero and countless others she’s proved herself as a high fashion commodity, but the fearless star is equally interesting off-duty. With hosting gigs for The Face, Entertainment Tonight and MTV’s VMA red carpet Rocha is delving into lucrative new territory as a multi-media personality.
Crystal Renn
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Crystal Renn - Elle Ukraine March 2014 Cover by Sarah Silver
Elle Ukraine March 2014 Cover by Sarah Silver
New York:
Women Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


Stockholm:
Elite Stockholm


London:
Elite London


From her tenure as the best known plus size model on the planet, to her current status as a top model du jour Crystal Renn has charted out a unique career that has made her an essential part of the fashion industry. A favorite of directional designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Jean Paul Gaultier, Renn is known for her skillful posing and dramatic good looks. As a model, author and now a photographer she’s proven herself a remarkable talent.
Freja Beha Erichsen
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Freja Beha Erichsen - Ph: Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue Australia Sept 2014
Ph: Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue Australia Sept 2014
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Brussels:
Dominique Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Milan:
IMG Milano


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Munich:
LOUISA MODELS


As the reigning queen of androgynous cool, Freja Beha consistently delivers an attitude that appeals to discerning men and women worldwide. Sure she's breathtakingly beautiful, but what really makes Freja an icon is her ability to convey nonchalant charm and make every outfit look easy. Whether she's in Prada, Saint Laurent, Valentino, or serving as the newly appointed ambassador for Maybelline, Freja simply radiates cool.
Jourdan Dunn
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Jourdan Dunn - W Magazine February 2014 by Patrick Demarchelier
W Magazine February 2014 by Patrick Demarchelier
New York:
Women Management


London:
Storm Model Management


Milan:
Women Milan


Copenhagen:
Elite Copenhagen


Hamburg:
MODELWERK


Paris:
Women Management Paris


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Fashion darling Jourdan is a haute multi-tasker if there ever was one. With covers for Vogue Italia, British Vogue, i-D and American Vogue Jourdan has risen to the very top and frequent campaign work for a diverse set for brands from ultra-luxury labels like Balmain and Burberry, to high street faves Topshop and Express prove that she appeals to all sides of the market. Add in her popular cooking series ‘Well Dunn’, newly minted beauty contract for Maybelline and role as a spokesperson for sickle-cell awareness and you have a truly well-rounded star.
Karmen Pedaru
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Karmen Pedaru - Ph. Mario Testino for Michael Kors
Ph. Mario Testino for Michael Kors
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Milan:
Elite Milan


Copenhagen:
2pm Model Management


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Barcelona:
View Management


Hamburg:
Mega Model Agency


Stockholm:
MIKAs


Paris:
Oui Management


As full time face of Michael Kors’ billion dollar empire Pedaru is the embodiment of Kors’ luxe ideals. The lucrative contract keeps the Estonian beauty busy but she’s hard at work elsewhere frequently appearing in campaigns for equally aspirational labels like Gucci and Belstaff. 
Sasha Pivovarova
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Sasha Pivovarova - Ph: David Sims
Ph: David Sims
New York:
IMG


London:
IMG London


Paris:
IMG Paris


Tokyo:
Donna Models


Sydney:
IMG Australia


Milan:
IMG Milano


Copenhagen:
UNIQUE DENMARK


Artist, model, muse, single name sensation and all around bon vivant, Sasha is the kind of model photographers dream of. No wonder so many of them list her as their favorite, Inez and Vinoodh, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Craig McDean the list goes on. With her trademark death stare and consummate professionalism, Ms. Pivovarova has risen to the highest peak of modeling success.
Tao Okamoto
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Tao Okamoto - Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan
Ph. Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Japan
London:
Premier Model Management


Paris:
Elite Paris


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Milan:
Why Not Model Management


Munich:
Munich Models


Tokyo:
Donna Models


New York:
The Society Management


Copenhagen:
Scoop Models


Barcelona:
Traffic Models


Capable of switching from cool tomboy to red carpet ready starlet in the blink of an eye, Tao Okamoto occupies a rare space in the world of fashion. As the biggest model come out of Japan in recent memory Tao has graced the cover of numerous magazines including Vogue Japan where she was the first Japanese model on the front page in over a decade. Campaign wise she’s served as the face of everything from traditional brands like Ralph Lauren to cutting-edge house Kenzo. While she remains a presence in the world of fashion Tao is doing big things cinematically starring back to back summer blockbusters
Toni Garrn
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Toni Garrn - Cartier Baiser Vole Fragrance 2013 by Craig McDean
Cartier Baiser Vole Fragrance 2013 by Craig McDean
New York:
Women Management


London:
Storm Model Management


Paris:
Women Management Paris


Stockholm:
Stockholmsgruppen


A peerless beauty with charm to spare, Toni has worked non-stop since her debut as a Calvin Klein exclusive and shows no signs of slowing down. With longstanding fragrance contracts for Versace and Cartier, an on-going stint as the face of Francois Nars’ eponymous beauty line and consistent editorial bookings Toni continues to impress.