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Eileen Ford, founder of top model agency, dies at 92

Published on Jul 11, 2014 7:03 AM
 
This 2008 file photo shows Eileen Ford (left) and husband Jerry attending the Supermodel of the World event hosted by Ford Models in New York City. Eileen Ford, whose Ford Models agency grew into an international powerhouse and fostered the careers of a plethora of super models including Naomi Campbell, has died. She was 92. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Eileen Ford, whose Ford Models agency grew into an international powerhouse and fostered the careers of a plethora of supermodels including Naomi Campbell, has died. She was 92.

She died on Wednesday night, a spokesman for Ford Models told AFP.

Born in New York and herself a former model, Ford urged absolute professionalism from her charges.

Her agency, which she founded in 1946 with her husband, launched some of fashion's biggest names onto the catwalk, including Campbell, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley, Brooke Shields, Kim Bassinger and Christy Turlington.

 
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