By Robert Lacey
A revealing, no-holds-barred portrait of Eileen Ford—the mythical entrepreneur who remodeled the enterprise of modeling and helped invent the fame supermodel.
Eileen Ford, operating together with her husband, Jerry, created the 20th century's greatest and so much profitable modeling business enterprise, representing a few of the style world's most famed names—Suzy Parker, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Lauren Hutton, Rene Russo, Christie Brinkley, Jerry corridor, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell. Her relentless ambition grew to become the company of modeling into some of the most glamorous and wanted professions, supporting to transform her reliable of lovely faces into millionaire superstars.
Model Woman chronicles the Ford Modeling Agency's meteoric upward thrust to the pinnacle of the style and sweetness company, and paints a colourful portrait of the uncompromising lady at its helm in all her glittering, tyrannical brilliance. Outspoken and debatable, Ford was once by no means afraid to offend in security of her stringent criteria. while she selected, she might bring hauteur within the grand culture of fashion's battle-axes, from Coco Chanel to Diana Vreeland—just ask John Casablancas or Janice Dickinson. yet she used to be additionally a wise businesswoman with a willing eye for expertise and a keenness for serving her clients.
Drawing on greater than 4 years of in depth interviews with Ford and her intimates, affiliates, and competitors, in addition to unique entry to corporation records and memorabilia, Robert Lacey weaves an unforgettable story of a decided entrepreneur and the empire she built—a tale of good looks, ambition, company, and pop culture as strong and complicated because the girl at its middle.