The entrepreneur Eileen Ford died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Co-founded modeling agency Ford Models, which redefined feminine beauty and was one of the pioneer modeling agencies.
She married Gerard W. Ford in November 1944 and she had four children named Katie, Billy, Lacey and Jaime. She and Gerard co-founded Ford Models in 1946.
I don’t think of people as black or white. It’s a question of are they photogenic or not? I don’t think anyone says, ‘Let’s book her. She’s black.’ I think they say, ‘Let’s book her. She’s good.’ We’ve come that far.
I got everything I wanted from my parents: Brooks Brothers sweaters and Spalding saddle shoes.
Most of our models have just walked in off the streets, although I also find them on countless trips to Europe – particularly Scandinavia. I operate by instinct. It’s a process I cannot explain, but the prettiest girl on the block is not always the best model.
We couldn’t afford to move, so we decided to start up a model agency.
Models are a business, and they have to treat themselves as a business, which means they have to take care of themselves and give up all the young joys.