JOHN CASABLANCAS (1942-2013)
- CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER OF STARSYSTEM -
John Casablancas, a true visionary with a knack for finding that “diamond in the rough”, created STARSYSTEM in 2008 with the aim of doing for STARSYSTEM what he did for Elite: To build the largest and most comprehensive scouting firm in the world. Though less involved in the daily operations as he used to be at Elite, John was instrumental in launching the careers of such STARSYSTEM models as Lais Ribeiro, Marina Nery, Ieva Laguna, Yara Khmidan, and Cate Underwood.
It’s no secret that John is credited for 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.
Benefitting from John’s tutelage, the STARSYSTEM team continues his tradition of representing only the best new faces the world has to offer.