New York City is known for being home to some of the hottest modeling agencies in the game.

If you’re seeking success as an aspiring model, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the industry titans. Read on and take note!

DNA Model Management 

When was the agency founded?

DNA Model Management was founded by Jerome and David Bonnouvrier in 1996. 

Who has the agency represented? 

DNA Model Management has notably represented Natalia Vodianova, Liya Kebede, Adwoa Aboah, and Doutzen Kroes. 

How can I contact the agency?

Submit photos to submission.women@dnamodels.com or submission.men@dnamodels.com.

Elite Model Management

When was the agency founded?

Elite Model Management was founded in Paris, France in 1972 by John Casablancas. Its New York City office opened in 1977.

 

Who has the agency represented? 

Elite Model Management has notably represented Uma Thurman, Cindy Crawford, and Heidi Klum.

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-529-9700 for the NYC office.

Ford Models

When was the agency founded?

Ford Models was founded in 1946 by Eileen Ford and Gerard W. Ford. 

 

Who has the agency represented? 

Ford Models has notably represented Brooke Shields, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington.

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-219-6500 or email ny@fordmodels.com

IMG Models

When was the agency founded?

IMG Models was founded circa 1987 by Mark McCormack. 

Who has the agency represented? 

IMG Models has notably represented Tyra Banks, Kate Moss, and Gisele Bundchen.

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-253-8884.

The Lions Model Management 

When was the agency founded?

The Lions Model Management was founded in 2014 by a group of working models, including Agyness Deyn and Angela Lindvall. 

Who has the agency represented? 

The Lions Model Management has notably represented Coco Rocha, Kate Upton, and Stella Maxwell. 

How can I contact the agency?

Email work@thelionsmanagement.com.

Marilyn Agency 

When was the agency founded?

The Marilyn Agency was founded in 1985 by Marilyn Gauthier. Its New York City office opened in 1997. 

Who has the agency represented? 

The Marilyn Agency has notably represented Claudia Schiffer, Julia Stegner, and Bar Refaeli. 

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-260-6500 or email info@marilyn-ny.com.

New York Model Management

When was the agency founded?

New York Model Management was founded in 1995 by Heinz Holba. 

Who has the agency represented? 

New York Model Management has notably represented Meghan Collison, Sui He, and Olga Sherer. 

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-539-1700 or email INFO@NEWYORKMODELS.COM.

NEXT Model Management 

When was the agency founded?

NEXT Model Management was founded in 1989 by Faith Kates and Joel Wilkenfeld. 

Who has the agency represented? 

NEXT Model Management has notably represented Alexa Chung, Grace Hartzel, and Malgosia Bela.

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-925-5100.

Silent Models New York

When was the agency founded?

Silent Models was founded in 2006 by Vincent Peter and Eric Dubois in Paris, France. Its New York City office opened in 2008. 

Who has the agency represented? 

Silent Models has notably represented Line Brems, Emma Stern, and Freja Jeppesen. 

How can I contact the agency?

Email info@silentmodelsny.com.

The Society Management

When was the agency founded?

The Society Management was founded in 2013. It is the U.S. division of the Elite World Group.

Who has the agency represented? 

The Society Management has notably represented Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, and Liu Wen. 

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-377-5025 or email INFO@THESOCIETYMANAGEMENT.COM

Wilhelmina Models 

When was the agency founded?

Wilhelmina Models was founded in 1967 by Wilhelmina and Bruce Cooper. 

Who has the agency represented? 

Wilhelmina Models has notably represented Barbie Ferreira, Robyn Lawley, Demi Lovato, and Nicki Minaj.

 

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-473-0700.

Women Management 

When was the agency founded?

Women Management was founded in 1988 by Paul Rowland. 

Who has the agency represented? 

Women Management has notably represented Bianca Balti, Jourdan Dunn, and Shannan Click. 

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-334-7480 or email info@womenmanagement.com

Women 360 Management

When was the agency founded?

Women 360 was founded in 2019. It is a sister agency of Women Management and Supreme Management

Who has the agency represented? 

Women 360 has notably represented Vlada Roslyakova, Davinia Pelegri, and Charlize Cotton. 

How can I contact the agency?

Call 212-334-7480 or email info@w360management.com

VNY Model Management

When was the agency founded?

VNY Model Management was founded in 2001 by Lana Winters and Damian Tomczak. 

Who has the agency represented? 

VNY Model Management has notably represented Sana Diouf, Emma Peet, and Daria Piot. 

How can I contact the agency?

Email info@vnymodels.com or call 212-206-1012.