There’s this thing every casting director will do in NYC which bodes well for Elite. They will rip through the package of each agency very quickly, honing in on a small selection of the best faces to go from package to casting board. FW09 is a bonanza in those sweepstakes for Elite. The agency has proven itself to be a new centrifugal force as it bolsters its deck with the addition of the blue chip Tanya D to a board that has a US Vogue star (Coco Rocha), a major long running candidate (Ali Stephens) and a fast rising new face (Dree Hemingway). Using the eerily beautiful iconography of a whirling dervish to describe a willful spin to enlightenment, this Elite show pack also showcases the quiet but grinding hard work this agency has put into rebuilding the company into the fully competitive brand it is this year. Beautiful girls beautifully rendered is the calling card here and OTM suspects clients are going to bidding furiously on a fascinating new faces like Alys. But, keep that competitive eye also on English newcomer Lydia B, Kristina, Svetlana K and Julia P. Now watch that critical mass of all that new talent spin its way to complete resolution on the Fall 2009 runways.

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