When Elite New York announced that they had hiredLouie Chaban to help turn their fate around, we knew that things would change quickly and that's exactly what he's done.
Aside from bringing Karen Elson, Agyness Deyn and Christina Kruse along with him when he started, a string of top models have joined the agency since he arrived six months ago. First up was Ali Michael and Alyssa Miller who joined shortly after Cheban arrived and last week the agency confirmed that Carolina Trentini, Hilary Rhoda, Veruschka, Dorothea Barth Jorensen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have now followed suit.
After suffering with Alzheimer's disease for over ten years, Kim Dawson, founder of the Dallas modeling agency Kim Dawson Agency has died.
Aged 85, she is credited with launching the careers of Angie Harmon, Bridget Hall, Erin Wasson, Chandra North and Ali Michael - and sadly passed away from the disease on Thursday, which is the seventh leading cause of death in the USA, and affects 5.3 million Americans each year.
Ali Michael is officially one of our favourite models. Having bumped into her several times during London Fashion Week, The Fash Pack finally managed to sit down with her backstage at the Betty Jackson show to discuss what she thought of the show and what she loves about London.
Betty Jackson opened the third day of London Fashion Week with a fresh collection of marble prints, sheer socks and painterly florals. Close friend Jennifer Saunders sat pride of place on the front row, joined by Tracey Emin, Stephen Jones, Jimmy Choo, Melanie Blatt, and Jasper Conran.
Pink florals on a brown base opened the show with bib style ruffled blouses, and underwear as outerwear became an apparent theme with pastel coloured sheer socks, cute silk shorts and night robe style tunics. Prints ranged from that of a monochrome marble to watery silk florals in pastels and nudes, contrasted with an updated breton stripe in gold and black. The eighties was still a clear inspiration for Jackson, who continued the use of accented shoulders with padding and embellishment, however the new season's show saw a looser fitting aesthetic, nipped in at the waist with a thin material belt, with far less structure and formality of that seen over the Autumn Winter shows. Edwardian style ruffles around the neck added volume to blouses made from the sheerest of fabrics, and metallics made an appearance with a pewter dress and top. As Eniko Mihalik and Ali Michael and strutted to eighties-esque music, the colour pallette, prints and optimism of the whole show provided a freshness and excitement for the coming Spring. Be sure to look out for the sequined lightning bolt jumper, soft camel coloured leather jacket, and simply anything with those embellished shoulders.