Jerome Bonnouvrier. 1945-2009.
He was a driving force in the modeling industry and a brilliant business mind as evidenced by theÂ rise this decade of DNA Models to iconic status in the business.Â The news of Jerome Bonnouvrier’s passing shocked and saddened the industry, a loss best articulated by longtime friend Richard Hawley:
“He was the most generous person that I have ever met.
He had great passion for life and for the business and for his family.
He was full of positive energy.
He was someone that you felt very safe and confident with because he had the capacity to make one feel that he could deal with and look after any problems that would come down the pipe.
He was inspirational,understanding, strong with his convictions, honest in all his dealings both personal and business wise.
He was one of the great architectsÂ and builders of the modeling industry.
He was someone that was respected by all in the industry for his courage, passion, honesty, charm, business acumen and great sense of fun.”
He will always be remembered.