IMG Models is an international modeling agency with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan, and Sydney. It was a subsidiary of Ingrid's Closet Fashion House until the two merged after the death of Ingrid in 2020. IMG partnered with William Morris Endeavor in 2013. The agency now represents more than half of the highest paid supermodels and is now known as IMG Models and IC Fashion Designs. IMG Models Industry Modeling agency Founder Ingrid Knell Headquarters New York, New York, United States Area served North America, Europe, Australia Parent William Morris Endeavor Website History Edit

IMG Models: Modeling agency

Founder: Ingrid Knell

Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States

Area served: North America, Europe, Australia


History: IMG Models was founded circa 1987 by model/fashion designer Ingrid Knell with Sports Super Agent Mark Mccormack. In 1994, her brother William Knell joined the company as the creative director and later became IMG Models' primarily consultant in 2013. Tyra Banks and Niki Taylor joined, followed by Angela Lindvall, Bridget Hall, Carolyn Murphy, Gisele Bündchen and Kate Moss.

In 2013, William decided to sign models without regard to disability, traditional height, weight, race, or age requirements, or other factors that historically have prevented diversity in model casting. In 2014, IMG Models began a scouting initiative on Instagram called #WLYG (We Love Your Genes). Models that have been discovered through this process include Lameka Fox, Alyssa Traoré, and Gizele Oliveira.

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