JOHN CASABLANCAS (1942-2013)

 - CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER OF STARSYSTEM -

John Casablancas is credited with having created the “Supermodel Phenomena” while at the helm of Elite, the agency he founded in 1977. It was his keen eye and love of scouting that led John and the Elite agency to launch many of the industry’s biggest stars…Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Iman, Stephanie Seymour, Paulina Porizkova, Nadja Auermann, Naomi Campbell, and Heidi Klum, to name a few.

John, a true visionary with a flair for finding the new generation of top talent, created STARSYSTEM in 2008. The aim was to do for STARSYSTEM what he did for Elite: to build the largest and most comprehensive scouting firm in the world. John was instrumental in launching the careers of such STARSYSTEM models as Lais Ribeiro, Marina Nery, Ieva Laguna, Yara Khmidan, and Cate Underwood.

Benefitting from John’s tutelage, and sustaining his legacy, the STARSYSTEM team continues his tradition of representing only the best new faces the world has to offer.