Audi Fashion Houston Week 2010 Eileen Ford 3 of 3 Final Day
New York City. 1946., a fashion stylist and reporter, pregnant with her first child, decided to occupy her time by taking bookings for all her model friends. The baby was born and so was Ford Models, Inc. The business had soon become so successful that her husband Jerry joined her, and together, in a one room walk-up on First Avenue, the coupled launched the World's premiere model management firm. Eileen truly led the way for women in business, building her empire while traveling the world, hand-picking the models who have, for six decades, defined mankind's idea of beauty. Jerry and Eileen truly revolutionized the modeling industry, introducing the voucher system, residuals on print, and the first of countless exclusive contracts between models and brands when they signed Ford client Lauren Hutton to an exclusive beauty contract with cosmetics giant, Revlon.