Ford Model founder Eileen Ford is dead at 92 – CNN.com


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CNN — Eileen Ford, who founded Ford Model Agency 70 years ago, died Wednesday at the age of 92, the company said.Ford and her husband, Jerry, helped modernize the modeling industry when they began their now-iconic business in in New York in 1946.A statement from the agency called her “an industry icon and pioneer” whose “contributions to the modeling and fashion industries are unmatched.””Eileen Ford was an indomitable force who not only defined Ford Models, but the world of modeling itself,” a statement on the agency’s website said. “The myriad ways Eileen affected the world of fashion and the public perception of beauty are ineffable.”Ford helped modernize the modeling, leading to the evolution of supermodels in the fashion industry.

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