Bring Your Questions for the President of Ford Models
In honor of New York Fashion Week, which begins today, our new Q&A subject is John Caplan, the president of Ford Models. In the comments section below, feel free to ask him anything you like, except for personal phone numbers. (See here, here, and here for earlier reader-generated Q&A’s.)
Ford is one of the largest modeling agencies in the world, and the only one that includes divisions for men, women, children, plus sizes, fit models, runway, and parts models. Its supermodels include Christie Brinkley, Rachel Hunter, and Elaine Irwin.
Caplan joined Ford in 2002, since which time the company has seen enormous growth, accomplished in part through the development of Ford Media, an online video service that produces Web videos on topics like fashion, beauty, and fitness. It is currently one of the top ten destinations on Youtube. Ford also uses the web to scout models, partnering with MySpace to offer a Supermodel of the World site which lets would-be models apply online for representation by the agency. The site receives more than 1,000 applications a day; so far since its launch, Ford has signed up 47 of the applicants.
Addendum: You can read the answers to these questions here.