In the late Sixties and Early Seventies, Supermodels Hall of Fame founder Linda Morand was a top Ford model and fashion icon, notorious for her uncanny resemblance to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. She appeared in several iconic images, which are still relevant today. She worked with Pierre Cardin, Karl Lagerfeld, Helmut Newton, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, and many top photographers and designers.
In 2006, she founded the website Supermodels Hall of Fame.com, spearheading a lively group of industry insiders that include top models, photographers, beauty artists, agents, and the leading fashion archivists in the world.
For the past fifteen years, this consortium of industry insiders from the 60s to the 80s has identified, cataloged, and archived their legendary photographs and stories. Scores of long-lost fashion industry friends from the 60s, 70s, and 80s have been reunited, forming a private e-community with a lively discussion group of peers and like-minded people.
The group’s efforts have inspired museum exhibits, books, documentaries, magazine layouts, and websites and have sparked the interest of Executive Producers to create a Television Special and video content for the INTERACTIVE website.
A legend in the fashion industry, Joey Hunter was a co-president of Ford Model Management, one of the world’s most prestigious modeling agencies. While at Ford, Mr. Hunter and his partners coined the term “Supermodel.” He was also previously the president of the International Model Management Association, a position he held for over ten years. Given his knowledge and expertise, he is one of the modeling industry’s most sought after consultants. He is also well known for having negotiated lucrative television and print contracts for numerous Ford Supermodels.
Mr. Hunter has represented and managed the careers of legendary models such as Cheryl Tiegs, Lauren Hutton, Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Connelly, Vendela, Rachel Hunter, Elle MacPherson, Kelly Lebrock, Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell, and Willow Bay. Mr. Hunter was the first to establish the licensing and branding of products for Supermodels such as Elle MacPherson and Christie Brinkley. He has been a pioneer in setting innovative industry standards for modeling contracts regarding fee structuring, residuals, and for the usage of pictures.